Ashore, it is often as much a festival as a competition, particularly in Saint-Tropez where the three-day inshore series, co-organised by the Yacht Club Italiano and the Société Nautique de Saint-Tropez, is centred.
At 12:50, the race committee of the Yacht Club Italiano fired the start gun for the big 212 yacht fleet for the long race in the Rolex Giraglia. The yachts headed for the Giraglia rock under a breeze of 10/12 kn
Day one of the Rolex Capri Sailing Week was a maxi-only affair on the Bay of Naples, with the weather mark positioned close to the tip of the Sorrento Peninsula.
The 80th edition of the Bol d’Or Mirabaud 2018 was run with evasive winds, testing the nerves of participants.
The quayside in front of the Yacht Club de Monaco’s magnificent clubhouse on Quai Louis II was buzzing with activity today, as the crews gathered for the inaugural Monaco Swan One Design set about their final preparations.
An event defined by its overriding joie de vivre, the Rolex Giraglia is set to have more cause for celebration at its 66th edition in mid-June.
With a week to go to the inaugural Monaco Swan One Design, to be hosted by the Yacht Club de Monaco (YCM) from 26 to 31 March, a competitive fleet has been drawn from eight nations.