Rolex Giraglia 4-12 June 2020
Sanremo- St Tropez- Genoa
4-12th June 2020
The Rolex Giraglia is truly a classic event. As legend has it, the race was created on an evening in December 1952 when Beppe Croce, President of Yacht Club Italiano, René Levainville, President of Yacht Club de France, and Franco Gavagnin were enjoying a long dinner in a Parisian bistro. They envisioned the race from Saint-Tropez to Genoa as a challenge between yachts that could also be seen as a challenge between Italy and France that would favour relations after the Second World War.
For the first edition of the Giraglia Cup in 1953 there were twenty-two boats at the start. The number of participants grew steadily and in 1997 the event changed its name with the arrival of an important sponsor to become the Rolex Giraglia Cup. From 2018 the regatta has changed its name further, becoming what is now known as the “Rolex Giraglia”.
Today, the Rolex Giraglia has exceeded its founder’s expectations to become a must-do event that attracts hundreds of crews, both amateur and professional, and all kinds of yachts from all around the world. Serious competition on the water is followed by serious fun in the evening, thanks to the event’s title sponsor. It’s a sporting event that is truly a blend of passion, competition, fair play, glamour and “joie de vivre”.
Join Team Tigress aboard ‘Olympia’s Tigress’, a performance racer cruiser Beneteau First 40
- Participation in training sessions
- Regatta entry fees
- On board food and water
- Team kit
- Fuel & mooring fees
- Professional racing skipper and pro crew