We are pleased to inform you that the 2023 Notice of Race has been published and therefore online registrations have been activated as from today.
President Gerolamo Bianchi welcomes you.
On behalf of Yacht Club Italiano, I am delighted to invite you to the 70th Edition of our classic offshore race, the Rolex Giraglia, next year and with the publication of the 2023 Notice of Race – which can be downloaded below – we officially begin next year’s celebrations!
This “Classic” was conceived in 1952 as the brainchild of three yacht clubs from France and Italy, still struggling in the aftermath of World War II. “I raced it”, referred to the Giraglia, was to become very soon a sort of recognition of one’s yacht-racing accomplishments to be proud of!
Over the years the Giraglia has witnessed the passing from wooden yachts to fiberglass and composite, attracting ever faster yachts and experienced crews from all of Europe and overseas.
The current record time of 14h56m16s was set in 2012 by Igor Simcic’s Esimit Europa.
The race format has remained broadly unchanged, with the traditional Start & Finish alternating between Italy and France being discontinued in the ‘90s. Since the inception of the Rolex sponsorship in 1998, novelties like the three days inshore racing in the Gulf of Saint-Tropez and the Crew Party held on the evening before the Start of the 241-mile long offshore race have been welcomed novelties, contributing to the renewed success of the event.
I am proud to say that, jointly with partner Rolex and long-time friends Société Nautique de Saint-Tropez (SNST) and Yacht Club Sanremo (YCS), we have mobilized all our resources for a memorable celebration of this milestone.
See you on the Start Line next June!
Yacht Club Italiano