The 68thedition of this Mediterranean Classic is now open
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Rolex Giraglia | regatta official website | Rolex Giraglia results | Rolex Giraglia dates The 68thedition of this Mediterranean Classic is now open

The 68thedition of this Mediterranean Classic is now open

ROLEX GIRAGLIA

 

The 68thedition of this Mediterranean Classic is now open for entries and the notice of race is available online. From June 5-13 between St Tropez and Genoa

 
 
Programme 
As usual, the Rolex Giraglia week begins with the Sanremo-Saint Tropez race which will start at midnight on Friday, June 5. Three days of inshore racing at St Tropez from Sunday the 7thto Tuesday the 9th, Wednesday the 11th that midday start of the offshore race. Arrival in Genoa and, on Saturday 13th, official prize-giving ceremony for all races (Inshore e Offshore) and awarding of the Rolex and Challenge Trophies.
 
The boats 
The Rolex Giraglia is open to all IRC/ORC/ORC Club certified yachts with an overall length of more than 9.14 m. The fleet will be subdivided into four main groups:
Group 0: boats of more than 18.05 m
Group A: (Classes 0 – 1- 2)
Group B: (Classes 3 and 4)
Club Swan One Design (36’ – 42’ – 50’)
 
The races in Saint Tropez
In addition to the Sanremo – Saint Tropez race, the traditional race of about 60 miles that is the Italy-France link, the week will see three days of coastal racing in St Tropez both on windward/leeward courses and coastal courses of no more than 35 miles for all groups.
 
The long race 
The long race is sailed over a triangular course with the Giraglia islet as its southern apex. 241 nautical miles with the start at midday on June 11. There is a leg towards the offset mark the Formigue rocks, then a long leg south of about 120 miles towards Corsica and finally the return leg to Genoa of just under 100 miles. The whole race will be covered by online tracking with real and compensated time positions for all boats in the fleet.
To date the record for the race is 14 hours 59 minutes, clocked by the Maxi Esimit Europa 2 in 2012. The American maxi Rambler 88 failed to beat it by a whisker – less than an hour – last year. Since the long race in the Rolex Giraglia ended up in the sights of the great record hunters, every year is a crescendo in terms of quantity and, above all, quality of the boats hoping for line honours in this magnificent race.
 
The organisation 
The regatta is organised by the Yacht Club Italiano under the aegis of the Federazione Italiana Vela, of the Fédération Francaise de Voile and in collaboration with: 
 

Société Nautique de Saint Tropez 


Yacht Club Sanremo 

With the patronage of: 


Yacht Club de France 


Union Nationale pour la Course au Large 


The International Maxi Association 


Club Swan One Design 


City of Saint Tropez 


City of Sanremo 


Municipality of Genova

 
The Rolex Giraglia is valid for the Championnat Méditerranée IRC UNCL. IMA (International Maxi Association) is proud to include the Rolex Giraglia in its 2020 calendar. The Offshore race is part of the 2020 Mediterranean Maxi Offshore Challenge while the coastal races are part of the 2020 Mediterranean Maxi Inshore Challenge. 

The coastal races of the Rolex Giraglia are part of The Nations Trophy Med League, the international circuit dedicated to the Swan One Design Class (ClubSwan 50’ - ClubSwan 42’ - ClubSwan 36’).
 
Entries 
Eligible yachts must be entered solely online on www.yachtclubitaliano.it by 11 PM of May 12, 2020, together with the entry fee and the Rating Certificate. All yachts whose entries (both for the Coastal Races and for theRolex Giraglia/Rolex Giraglia for 2) arrive and are completed (together with the entry fee) by March 29, 2020, will be guaranteed a free berth subject to availability in the Port of Saint Tropez and in the Marines de Cogolin. 
 
News 
The Rolex Giraglia, after a break in 2019 with the finish in Monaco, returns to its usual configuration with the finish of the offshore race at the headquarters of the Yacht Club Italiano in Genoa. Here, waiting for the finishers, there is a 24-hour welcome service with a restaurant and classic local products. From 2020, in addition to the return of the X2s, with the Rolex Giraglia for two reaching its sixth edition, the Rolex Giraglia will also become Classic, with a special classification for yachts built before 1985 taking part in the offshore race. The winner in the Overall ranking, in the most numerous Class among IRC and ORC/ORC Club (Classics only) will be awarded the YCI Heritage Challenge Trophy. The first yacht in real-time will be awarded the Classic Trophy.
 
THE YACHT CLUB ITALIANO
Founded in Genoa in 1879, the Yacht Club Italiano is the oldest sailing club in the Mediterranean. With headquarters in the Porticciolo Duca degli Abruzzi, the YCI has always had the aim of popularising yachting and organising regattas. The Rolex Capri Sailing Week, the Rolex Giraglia, the World Cup Series and the 2.4 Worlds, the latest arrivals in chronological order, are just some of the international regattas organised by the YCI. The Carlo Negri, the SIAD Bombola d’oro Trophy and the Millevele and many other events distinguish the present and future of the Club, which has always been ready to take on new challenges.
 
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