Giraglia Rolex Cup: Magic Carpet Cubed takes Line HonoursJUne 16 2016
Sir Lindsay Owen-Jones' 100-ft Maxi Magic Carpet Cubed (GBR) has claimed line honours at the 2016 Giraglia Rolex Cup.
Crossing the finish line in Genoa at 15:02:56 CEST today (Thursday), Magic Carpet Cubed completed the offshore race from Saint-Tropez, France in 26 hours, 48 minutes and 56 seconds.
The time is someway off the 14 hours, 56 minute and 16 second race record set by Esimit Europa 2 in 2012.
Magic Carpet Cubed celebrates a second line honours victory at the Giraglia Rolex Cup. The first was in 2013, and was followed up last year with an overall win on corrected time. Whether this year's performance is good enough to secure overall victory for a second time remains to be seen.
Overall Winner Still To Be Decided:
Second on the water, and 38-nm from the finish, is Sir Peter Ogden's Maxi 72 Jethou. 16 yachts have rounded the Giraglia, with Magic Carpet Cubed the first at 08.16 this morning.
268 yachts started to the 64th Giraglia Rolex Cup offshore race on Wednesday, 15 June. The prize giving will be held on Saturday, 18 June at the Yacht Club Italiano clubhouse in Genoa, Italy