The Club Náutico Italiano, organizer of the 68th edition of the classic high seas regatta, announces that, due to the persistence of the situation of extreme international uncertainty and in particular on the French south coast linked to the Covid 19 anti-pollution regulations, facts that would prevent the proper organization of the event in Saint-Tropez – he decided, with the support of his partners, to modify the original program.
Therefore, the Rolex Giraglia will see its departure on Wednesday, June 16 from San Remo on a 243-mile tour that includes a buoy in French waters near Cannes, before heading to the islet of Giraglia and returning to Genoa at the Nautical Club. from Italy. The ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, June 19.
Therefore, the new program excludes, exceptionally this year, the coastal regattas that took place in the 3 days prior to the off-shore classic. For 2021, the program includes two night regattas to get closer to San Remo: two stages of about 60 miles, one leaving from Genoa and the other from Saint-Tropez to give Italian and foreign crews the opportunity to race towards the port of departure. long.
Sunday June 13:
7:00 pm: Departure from Genoa – San Remo;
7:00 pm: Depart from Saint-Tropez – Sanremo;
Monday 14: Arrival in San Remo and registration begins;
Tuesday 15: Rolex Giraglia participant registration and regatta award ceremony the day before;
Wednesday 16: departure of the Rolex Giraglia on the high seas;
Saturday 19: Awards ceremony at the Italian Yacht Club;
The regatta is reserved for IRC-ORC measured boats with a length greater than 9.14 meters.
The official date for the publication of the Notice of Race and for the opening of online entries is set for April 24, 2021 on the website: rolexgiraglia.com
The Club Náutico Italiano and its partners believe that the program is of an extraordinary nature, with departure and arrival in Italy, designed as a consequence of the restrictions imposed by the pandemic, thus honoring the tradition of the Rolex Giraglia, strengthening the friendly relationship between Italy and France. , and facilitating the participation of crews from Italy and abroad. And, even more so in a complex period like this, to strengthen the relationships of sharing the ideals of the sport of sailing, solidarity at sea and the competitive spirit.