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Rolex Giraglia returns to its original format for 69th edition

by Yacht Club Italiano 14 Feb 2022 08:18 PST 10-18 June 2022
Luigi Sala and his Mills Vismara 62 Yoru scored a great fourth place on their first attempt at the Rolex Giraglia 2021 © ROLEX / Studio Borlenghi

The Yacht Club Italiano, organiser of the 69th edition of the classic offshore regatta, is pleased to announce the opening of registrations and the publication of the Notice of Race for the Rolex Giraglia.

In 2022 the race will return to its original format consisting of the Sanremo-Saint-Tropez leg, three days of coastal races and windward-leeward in French waters, followed by the start of the long race, scheduled for Wednesday 15 June: a 241-nautical mile course starting from Saint-Tropez, rounding the Giraglia rock and finishing in Genoa.

The Rolex Giraglia 2022 will set off on Friday 10 June from Sanremo, with a picturesque departure on the stroke of midnight for the Sanremo-Saint-Tropez leg, covering around 60 miles and representing the traditional prologue to the Rolex Giraglia week.

Friday 10 and Saturday 11 will be dedicated to welcome and registration procedures in Saint-Tropez, with the second act of the regatta kicking off on Sunday 12 June at 11 a.m. in the form of the first inshore race on the beautiful regatta course in the Gulf of Saint-Tropez.

Racing will continue through Tuesday 14 June. The French portion of the Giraglia will culminate with the much-awaited Rolex Crew Party on Tuesday evening, before the long race sets sail at midday on Wednesday 15 June. The week of racing will end on Saturday 18 June with the awards ceremony for the Rolex Giraglia taking place at the headquarters of the Yacht Club Italiano in Genoa.

Schedule:

Thursday 9 June:
3 p.m.: Registrations (Sanremo)

Friday 10 June:
Registrations (Sanremo)
Registrations (Saint-Tropez)
12 midnight: Start of Sanremo-Saint-Tropez race

Saturday 11 June:
Registrations (Saint-Tropez)

Sunday 12, Monday 13, Tuesday 14:
Inshore Races (Saint-Tropez)

Tuesday 14:
Rolex Crew Party (Saint-Tropez)

Wednesday 15:
12 midday: Start of Offshore Race

Saturday 18:
Awards ceremony at the Yacht Club Italiano

Classes and routes

The regatta is open to all IRC and ORC/ORC Club rated boats with an overall length of more than 9.14 metres. These will be divided into the following groups: Group 0 (ORC 0 and IRC 0), with length of over 18.05 metres; Group A (ORC A and IRC A): - Classes: 0 - 1 - 2; Group B (ORC B and IRC B): - Classes: 3 - 4.

The beautiful bay of Saint Tropez will be home to inshore races of up to 35 miles for all classes, as well as more technical windward-leeward courses reserved for the Class 0 boats. The offshore race is also open to double-handed crews.

Rolex Giraglia

The Giraglia was created in 1953 as a 241-nautical mile offshore race. It has grown consistently since then, and now includes a feeder race from Sanremo and three days of inshore races in the bay of Saint-Tropez. In 2022 this classic regatta celebrates its 69th anniversary. The Rolex Giraglia is organised by the Yacht Club Italiano with the collaboration of the Yacht Club Sanremo and the Société Nautique de Saint-Tropez. With the support of: Yacht Club de France, Union Nationale pour la Course au Large (UNCL), International Maxi Association (IMA), City of Saint-Tropez, City of Genoa and City of Sanremo.

The Giraglia race is valid as a leg of the IRC-UNCL Mediterranean Championship and is part of the IMA 2022 Mediterranean Maxi Offshore Challenge.

Rolex has been the title partner of the Rolex Giraglia since 1998 and this year celebrates 25 years of collaboration with the Yacht Club Italiano.

For online registration and notice of race, visit www.rolexgiraglia.com.

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