From Friday 8th to Saturday 26th of June, 2500 sailors will gather to participate in the oldest and emblematic offshore race in the Mediterranean. Great classic known to all sailors of the world, it embodies the values dear to Rolex: respect and team spirit.
Rolex Giraglia is composed by several races: it combines a night regatta from Sanremo to Saint-Tropez, a series of coastal races taking place in Saint-Tropez and "la Giraglia", the famous race off 241 nautical miles between Saint-Tropez and Genoa via the islet that gave its name to the race.
Born in 1953, after the Second World War, this competition was created with the aim of restoring good relations between Italy and France.
The attractiveness of the Rolex Giraglia is due to its diversity varied and demanding races, sailboats and crews from all over the world and, on the side-lines of the races, enjoyable activities taking place in an ideal setting. Marked more than ever by its founding principles team spirit and respect.
La Rolex Giraglia enjoys an excellent reputation, considered one of the most comprehensive sailing competitions in the Mediterranean. Over the last twenty years, sailboats from eight countries have won the race off the Rolex Giraglia but the record for the Rolex Giraglia Off-Road is 14 hours, 56 minutes and 16 seconds and was made in 2012 by Esimit Europa 2 by Igor Simčič's.