Rolex World of Yachting video above published Jun 16, 2018: For the triumphant crews at the 2018 Rolex Giraglia victory came courtesy of impressive comebacks in the 241-nm offshore race. Line honours was claimed by Tango in a time just short of 24 hours and after an epic contest with two rival Wallycentos Galateia and Magic Carpet Cubed. Following an intense competition between six Maxi 72s, Dieter Schön’s Momo mounted an impressive recovery in the second half of the race to seal overall victory on handicap and secure the Rolex Challenge Trophy and Rolex timepiece. An international fleet of 212 yachts contested the 66th edition of this historic offshore race noted for its close competition and spirit of camaraderie.
Rolex Giraglia 2018 – 14 June – Tango first to Genoa
Rolex World of Yachting video above published Jun 14, 2018: Line honours at the 2018 Rolex Giraglia came down to a contest between the competing Wallycentos. All three yachts – Galateia, Magic Carpet Cubed and Tango – held leadership in a tactically challenging and exciting race. After nearly 24 hours at sea, it was Tango who arrived first in Genoa some nine minutes ahead of Galateia. Magic Carpet Cubed, line honours winner in 2016, was third to finish. Late on Thursday afternoon, the vast majority of the 212-strong fleet were on the approach to the race’s iconic landmark, the Giraglia rock. The race to be crowned overall winner on handicap is now on.
Rolex Giraglia 2018 – 13 June – On route to the Giraglia rock
Rolex World of Yachting video above published Jun 13, 2018: The main event at the 2018 Rolex Giraglia commenced shortly after midday with an international fleet of 212 yachts embarking on the 241-nm offshore race from Saint-Tropez, France to Genoa, Italy. The chase for line honours is expected to be wide open with three Wally Centos, six Maxi 72s and the 100-ft Maxi Leopard 3 all in contention to finish first. Conditions are expected to be light with a new race record unlikely. Following a spectacular race start in the bay of Saint-Tropez, the fleet has begun the long leg to the race’s emblematic landmark and virtual halfway point, the Giraglia rock, located off the northern tip of Corsica. The Rolex Giraglia, celebrating its 66th edition, is organised by the Yacht Club Italiano in collaboration with the Société Nautique de Saint-Tropez. Rolex Giraglia 2018 videos playlist here.
The 66th edition of the Rolex Giraglia takes place from 8 – 16 June and marks the 20th anniversary of Rolex's involvement with the event. Organized by the Yacht Club Italiano, with the support of the Société Nautique de Saint-Tropez, this internationally renowned competition regularly attracts an impressive fleet of over 250 yachts. A major fixture in the Mediterranean yachting season, the Rolex Giraglia offers both inshore and offshore racing serving up the perfect blend of camaraderie and competition. The 241-nautical mile offshore flagship race is from Saint-Tropez, France to Genoa, Italy.
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