The preeminent international lake regatta will welcome more than 550 competitors on Lake Léman this weekend, among which a number of first ever participants coming from the four corners of Europe.
The first day of inshore races at the Giraglia Rolex Cup, partnered by Rolex and organised by the Yacht Club Italiano and the Société Nautique de Saint-Tropez, started in calm conditions with light breezes from the southeast that peaked at 9 knots.
ORACLE TEAM USA win two from two, Land Rover BAR collide with SoftBank Team Japan, Artemis Racing, Emirates Team New Zealand, Land Rover BAR and SoftBank Team Japan win one and lose one race each.
Peter Burling’s Emirates Team New Zealand suffered a major capsize in their second Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Challenger Playoff Semi-Final race of the day against Sir Ben Ainslie’s Land Rover BAR.
The current overall leaders of the 52 SUPER SERIES, the Roemmers family’s Italian-flagged Azzurra, laid down a marker for the Rolex TP52 World Championship when they led all the way around the course for today’s practice race off Scarlino, Tuscany.
The Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers burst back into action on the first day of June with all the America’s Cup teams, bar Artemis Racing, in action on the Great Sound.
Rolex Capri Sailing Week, which takes place at Naples and Capri between May 5 and 13 next.