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SUN, SAILING, SAINT-TROPEZ

The 2012 Giraglia Rolex Cup is underway. Today, under alluring blue skies in Saint-Tropez, the first of three days of inshore racing took place with the event’s international fleet, in excess of a hundred yachts, divided into two groups.

The larger boats, including the Maxi yachts (measuring over 60-feet), attacked a 31.9-nautical mile course, whilst the smaller classes were confronted with a 26.4-nautical mile challenge.

FLEET WITH ST. TROPEZ IN THE BACKGROUND - Photo By: Rolex / Kurt Arrigo

Conditions were testing:

15-18 knots of breeze were present for the 11:20 CEST start, reaching 30 knots during parts of the race. Impressing on the water were today’s winners: Jethou (GBR) in Group 0 IRC, Near Miss (SUI) in Group A IRC, Swift (FRA) in Group B IRC, Mandolino (ITA) inGroup A ORC and Baciottinho (ITA) in Group B ORC. The inshore racing followed Friday’s prologue race, which ran from Sanremo to Saint-Tropez. Sixty-two boats participated with the 52-foot Maltese yacht Dralion prevailing on handicap.

Meanwhile, thoughts are firmly focused on the week’s main event – the circa 242-nautical mile race from Saint Tropez to Sanremo via the Giraglia rock, located off the northern tip of Corsica, which commences on Wednesday 13 June. Yachts representing almost twenty countries are expected to participate in this historic 60th edition of the race.

Carlo Croce, President of event organizers Yacht Club Italiano, is looking forward to the contest ahead:

“Almost two hundred boats should be participating, demonstrating that the Giraglia Rolex Cup has a place in everyone’s heart. Many nations, from almost everywhere, are represented and above all lots of larger boats which hasn’t always been the case. A very high level of competition is in prospect.”

Croce, whose father Beppe was one of the race’s co-founders, is delighted that the ethos and traditions of the event have been maintained despite the enormous changes that have taken place during sixty years of competition.

“The spirit of the Giraglia comes from having a mixed fleet: from small, family-run boats to professional crews who have taken part in events like the America’s Cup. This is the essence of the Giraglia Rolex Cup and it is important that it has not been lost.”

Fittingly, this year’s race finishes in Sanremo – just like the inaugural event in 1953 (when the start was in Cannes) and the subsequent editions from 1954-1958 which departed from Saint-Tropez.

Today’s full results from the inshore race are available on the site yachtclubitaliano.it.

2012 Giraglia Rolex Cup Programme

  • Sunday 10 June: Inshore Race(s)
  • Monday 11 June: Inshore Race(s), Rolex Crew Party at La Citadelle
  • Tuesday 12 June: Inshore Race(s), Inshore Races prizegiving, Saint-Tropez
  • Wednesday 13 June: Offshore race start – Circa 242-nm Saint-Tropez – La Fourmigue – La Giraglia – Sanremo
  • Thursday 14 to Friday 15 June: Arrival of participants, Sanremo
  • Friday 15 June: Final prizegiving, Yacht Club Sanremo

The Giraglia Rolex Cup is organized by the Yacht Club Italiano, in conjunction with the Société Nautique de Saint-Tropez and the Yacht Club de France, prestigious organisations with well-established ties to Rolex.

Rolex Giraglia Cup

The Giraglia Rolex Cup is organized by the Yacht Club Italiano in collaboration with the Yacht Club de France, the Société Nautique de Saint-Tropez and the Yacht Club Sanremo.
The event is run under the supervision of the Federazione Italiana Vela, the Fédération Française de Voile.

Giraglia Rolex Cup ST.TROPEZ, FRANCE / SAN REMO, ITALY
Photos: Rolex – Carlo Borlenghi, Daniel Forster

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Links: societe-nautique-saint-tropez.fr | yachtclubitaliano.it
Regatta Page: www.giragliarolexcup.com

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