Marseilles, Sanremo, Saint Tropez, FrancePhone
Organised by the Société Nautique de Saint-Tropez and the Yacht Club Italiano partnering with Rolex, Giraglia Rolex Cup is three events in one, comprising overnight races from Marseilles and Sanremo to Saint-Tropez; an inshore series in Saint-Tropez; and the offshore race ‘La Giraglia’. The 65th edition will run 241 nautical miles, starting on Friday June 9.
A large ridge-backed rock, the Giraglia is the northern extension of the Cap Corse. It lies barely one nautical mile off the coast of Corsica, measuring 600m in length, 50m wide and rising 60m above sea level. The Giraglia Rolex Cup offshore race record stands at 14 hours, 56 minutes and 16 seconds, set by Igor Simcic’s 100-foot Maxi Esimit Europa 2 in 2012.