News Cancellation of Rolex Giraglia 2020

Cancellation of Rolex Giraglia 2020

Genoa, 18 April 2020

Due to the persistence of the uncertainties resulting from the COVID 19 pandemic, which has affected all aspects of life of our society, including sporting events, with particular regard to the guidelines issued by the Italian and French Government, the Yacht Club Italiano, in agreement with partners and  organizing yacht clubs, has decided to postpone the 68th edition of the Rolex Giraglia.

Originally scheduled  from 5th to 13th June (race course Saint-Tropez to Genoa) the regatta will now be held from 11th to 19th June 2021.

The decision made was unavoidable, in line with the numerous cancellations that have affected all sports at all levels, all over the world. Ensuring the health and well-being of the sailors, support personnel, officials and volunteers, continues, in this instance too, to be a top priority for the organizing committee.

Since its birth in 1953, the Rolex Giraglia has never been cancelled before.

With 14 different race courses set in 68 editions, the different ports of departure and arrival of the Rolex Giraglia have always been a defining feature of this event. A unique feature for any offshore race and even more so for a sailing competition born in the spirit of uniting through sport two countries that were in conflict with each other until a few years earlier than its creation.

In order to appreciate the understanding of all participants towards this inevitable decision, YCI would like offer some options in regards to the registration fees.

Registered entries  will be able to either:

· Request the full refund of the 2020 registration fee;

· Confirm as of now their registration for next year and carry over their registration fee for the 2021 edition of the Rolex Giraglia, thus maintaining priority for guaranteed mooring in the port of Saint-Tropez / Marines de Cogolin

· Donate the registration fee, in whole or in part, to the charity initiative in favor of the Hospital Ship organised by the Department of Health of Regione Liguria for the emergency COVID 19, providing assistance to hundreds of patients who have to undergo convalescence in quarantine click here.

The Yacht Club Italiano would like to thank all the owners and crews already registered for this year's regatta, and sends you all an ‘arrivederci' at sea to the 2021 edition.

(Source: Yacht Club Italiano,

For more details please visit the event' website:


The Rolex Giraglia

The regatta is organised by the Yacht Club Italiano under the aegis of the Federazione Italiana Vela, of the Fédération Francaise de Voile and in collaboration with: 

Société Nautique de Saint-Tropez
Yacht Club Sanremo 

With the patronage of: 

Yacht Club de France
Union Nationale pour la Course au Large
The International Maxi Association
Club Swan One Design
City of Saint-Tropez
City of Sanremo
Municipality of Genova



•   Rolex: Title Sponsor
•   Slam: Technical Sponsor 

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