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Rolex Giraglia: A fine day of wind for the last coastal racing day in Saint Tropez

by Yacht Club Italiano 12 Jun 18:36 BST
Rolex Giraglia - Final Day © Rolex / Kurt Arrigo

Perfect conditions for the last day of coastal racing. The French part of the Rolex Giraglia ends today with the prizegiving this evening and the great Rolex party on the Ponche beach.

From the racecourses of the beach of Pampelonne: the Maxi 72 Cannonball was the winner in Class 0. Magic Carpet Cubed in the Wally 100, Cuordileone in the ClubSwan 50 and Porron IX for the Swan 45. Here now are the results from the groups in the coastal races:

IRC A: TP52 - Alizee– Laurent Camprubi (2,1)
IRC B: J 109 - Chestress– Giorgio Anserini (2,1)
ORC A: Swan 42 - Selene-Alifax– Massimo De Campo (4,1)
ORC B: X 35 - Foxy Lady– Giuseppe Gambaro (2,1)

With the prize giving for the French races in the big Rolex party on the Ponche beach for the more than two thousand participants in the Rolex Giraglia 2018, the French chapter of the Italo-Italienne regatta comes to an end. There was a look of great satisfaction in the eyes of the crews as they came back into port, with the Gulf of Saint Tropez giving its best after the muggy day yesterday, bidding goodbye to the Giraglia fleet with a magnificent day of wind and sun (up to 20 kn along the coast, and more than 25 kn for the windward/leeward races off the beaches).

What they're waiting for now is the start gun at midday tomorrow. 222 yachts will head out for the Giraglia rock and then sail back to Genoa.

Today maximum concentration on racing strategies for the long race tomorrow and an eye on the weather models that give moderate wind for the start but dropping towards Corsica. Yet again, the Corsican rock will prove a fascinating and tricky subject for tacticians and strategists.

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