The Rolex Giraglia – an enduring favourite on the Mediterranean sailing

Courtesy of Rolex World of Yachting

The 2019 Rolex Giraglia from 7–15 June provided another week of spectacular racing on the Mediterranean. After several days of inshore competition, an international fleet of more than 200 set off from Saint-Tropez on the 241-nautical mile (450 km) offshore race that is the highlight of this annual regatta. For only the second time in its history, the race finished at the Yacht Club de Monaco, having passed the famous Giraglia Rock off Corsica from which the event takes its name. Rolex has supported the Rolex Giraglia since 1998 as part of an enduring commitment to yachting that dates back more than 60 years.

Rolex has always associated with activities driven by passion, excellence, precision and team spirit. It naturally gravitated towards the elite world of yachting six decades ago and today supports the most prestigious clubs, races and regattas. The brand is Title Sponsor of 15 major international events – from leading offshore races, such as the annual Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race and the biennial Rolex Fastnet Race, to grand prix competition at the Rolex TP52 World Championship and spectacular gatherings at the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup and the Rolex Swan Cup. It also supports the exciting new SailGP series, where national teams race in supercharged F50 catamarans on some of the world’s most famous harbours. Rolex’s partnerships with the likes of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, Royal Malta Yacht Club, Yacht Club Italiano, New York Yacht Club and Royal Yacht Squadron are the foundation of its enduring relationship with this dynamic sport.

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