Michael Kurtz in top third
15 June 2018
An intense week
20 June 2018

66th edition and still so popular

Rolex Giraglia

8-16 June

 

Sixty-six years since its launch and this queen of Mediterranean regattas continues to attract sailors from all over the world. An original concept combining a prologue, inshore races and an offshore race, the event has just ended after an intensive week in breath-taking surroundings. This year 241 teams from 25 countries competed in the Rolex Giraglia which brings together a diverse range of boats in terms of sail power and size, manned by professional and amateur crews.

 

Distributed between several categories according to rating, the Monegasque fleet earned their stripes, like Valter Pizzoli (Ange Transparent II) who was 3rd in the prologue and 2nd for the combined inshore and offshore races. In their respective categories, still in the combined ranking, Tango made the top step of the podium in the Wally class as did Leonardo Ferragamo (Cuordileone) in the ClubSwan 50. Nicola Parolin’s Force 9 of London clinched 3rd (ORC O) and Benoit de Froidmont (Wallyno) 9th (IRC O). On Freedom, the crew of young sailors from the YCM’s Sports Section, sailing under the aegis of the Offshore Academy, finished 22nd (ORC A) while Hugh Morrison’s Savannah was 32nd (IRC B).

 

 

The main highlight is the 241nm Rolex Giraglia offshore race from Saint-Tropez to Genoa via the Giraglia Rock off Corsica. Among the 212 entrants was the YCM’s ambassador Tuiga, competing for the first time and helmed for this occasion by Olivier Campana.

 

In the IRC, Tango finished 5th, Benoit de Froidmont (Wallyno) 33rd and Hugh Morrison’s Savannah 108th. In the ORC, Nicola Parolin (Force 9 of London) and Valter Pizzoli (Ange Transparent II) were also on the start alongside Freedom which came a worthy 60th.

 

The 67th Rolex Giraglia gets a makeover in 2019 when the big offshore race will finish in Monaco. A rendezvous not to be missed.

 

 

Rolex Giraglia

8-16 June

 

Sixty-six years since its launch and this queen of Mediterranean regattas continues to attract sailors from all over the world. An original concept combining a prologue, inshore races and an offshore race, the event has just ended after an intensive week in breath-taking surroundings. This year 241 teams from 25 countries competed in the Rolex Giraglia which brings together a diverse range of boats in terms of sail power and size, manned by professional and amateur crews.

 

Distributed between several categories according to rating, the Monegasque fleet earned their stripes, like Valter Pizzoli (Ange Transparent II) who was 3rd in the prologue and 2nd for the combined inshore and offshore races. In their respective categories, still in the combined ranking, Tango made the top step of the podium in the Wally class as did Leonardo Ferragamo (Cuordileone) in the ClubSwan 50. Nicola Parolin’s Force 9 of London clinched 3rd (ORC O) and Benoit de Froidmont (Wallyno) 9th (IRC O). On Freedom, the crew of young sailors from the YCM’s Sports Section, sailing under the aegis of the Offshore Academy, finished 22nd (ORC A) while Hugh Morrison’s Savannah was 32nd (IRC B).

 

 

The main highlight is the 241nm Rolex Giraglia offshore race from Saint-Tropez to Genoa via the Giraglia Rock off Corsica. Among the 212 entrants was the YCM’s ambassador Tuiga, competing for the first time and helmed for this occasion by Olivier Campana.

 

In the IRC, Tango finished 5th, Benoit de Froidmont (Wallyno) 33rd and Hugh Morrison’s Savannah 108th. In the ORC, Nicola Parolin (Force 9 of London) and Valter Pizzoli (Ange Transparent II) were also on the start alongside Freedom which came a worthy 60th.

 

The 67th Rolex Giraglia gets a makeover in 2019 when the big offshore race will finish in Monaco. A rendezvous not to be missed.