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Giraglia Rolex Cup: 4 Part Photo Essay

We take a look at the Giraglia Rolex Cup to find out more about the race.

Sep 11, 2016 | By Staff Writer

We take you to the heart of Saint-Tropez to find out more about the Giraglia Rolex Cup.

And We’re Under Waygiraglia-rolex-cup-and-were-under-way

The view north across the Bay of Saint-Tropez during the Giraglia Rolex Cup. Inshore races take place at the start of the week, before the racers head for Genoa.

Right In The Thick Of Itgiraglia-rolex-cup-right-in-the-thick-of-it

On board with the classic yacht Mariska chasing the modern Maxi fleet ahead. The crew must work hard to handle the 108-year-old girl as she faces ever-changing weather conditions en route.

Round She Goesgiraglia-rolex-cup-round-she-goes

Magic Carpet Cubed was the first of 268 competing yachts to round the Giraglia. The favourite at the half way point, she had the punishing south-westerly wind to deal with on the home stretch.

Rays Of Hopegiraglia-rolex-cup-rays-of-hope

The classic yacht Lelantina heads towards the finish in Genoa after the gruelling 243 nautical mile journey. Will it be success or failure when she reaches the Italian Coast?

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