The Giraglia Rolex Cup is the most prestigious regatta in the Mediterranean and part of the Rolex series. The regatta has been held annually since 1953. This year, the regatta will commence on the 9th June with 3 days of inshore racing around marks in the bay of St. Tropez before the offshore race to Monte Carlo, finishing on the 14/15th June.
The stunning scenery of St Tropez is the perfect back drop for the Rolex sponsored shore side hospitality and glamorous crew parties.
Every year, the regatta has up to 220 yachts from 30ft. – 90ft, competing in the inshore and offshore race series.
We are entering our X-Yacht 46 ‘Impulse’, she is fully equipped for inshore and offshore racing with a full suit of racing sails. Sails include North Sails mainsail (2018), No.1 Aramid Laminate Jib, No.2 (3DL style) and a Code Zero which is a critical sail for this type of offshore race. Whilst ‘Impulse’ is big enough to offer exhilarating performance, she is still small enough to be really engaging to sail.
Please arrange a flight to arrive in St Tropez by Friday 7th June. The boat will be berthed in St Tropez harbour.
Friday 7th June – Meet in the evening for a team dinner and briefing.
Saturday 8th June – Training Day – Go sailing! Boat familiarisation with a focus on team work, sail changes, kite work and sail trim.
Sunday 9th – 11th June – Inshore racing from St Tropez. Ideal training opportunity for all the crew before the main race.
Wednesday 12th – 14th June – Offshore race start to Monte Carlo. We expect the offshore race to take approximately 2 days but of course, this is highly weather dependant.
Saturday 15th June – Rolex Giraglia regatta party and prize-giving.
Allowing some contingency, we expect to arrive in Monte Carlo by lunch time on the 14th June, although the precise timing is of course highly weather dependant. Those in a hurry to get home may have the opportunity to fly from Nice by the evening of the 14th June at the earliest. However, we would suggest that flying on the 15th June would be a safer option. The prize giving and regatta party are scheduled for the evening of the 15th and of course Monte Carlo is a beautiful town with lots to explore if you do plan to stay for an extra few days.
Race fees and mooring costs, a professional skipper, life jacket and safety equipment and meals onboard during racing. You are welcome to sleep onboard the yacht during the training days, St Tropez inshore series and after arrival in Monte Carlo. However, for your own comfort and enjoyment we recommend booking a hotel locally for these periods.
Wet weather gear, meals taken ashore and your travel.
Sea Survival – We require all crew to have completed this 1-day course involving both practical and theory elements. Please let us know if you’d like advice on where best to complete this invaluable course.
Waterproofs etc – we can’t emphasise enough how important it is to have the proper kit. Good, waterproof boots, proper base layers and waterproofs that are of at least coastal level – inshore kit won’t do the job – it may be the Med but sailing at night can be considerably cooler.
A good hand torch, a head torch with a red light setting and a Leatherman or similar pocket tool.
Sleeping bag and pillow case.
Basic toiletries i.e. toothbrush Personal medication.
Please keep kit to a minimum to reduce the weight of the boat for racing.