Saint-Tropez threw up unexpected conditions for the maxi boats competing on their first of three days of inshore racing at the Rolex Giraglia, organised by Yacht Club Italiano and Société Nautique de Saint-Tropez, supported by the International Maxi Association.
The fleet of the Sanremo-Saint Tropez race has arrived and the winners in the first leg were X-Wave in the ORC class and Solsting in the IRC.
As owners, skippers and crews look forward to the opening day of the regatta on June 20, new entries are still joining the already impressive fleet.
In just under a week’s time, the attention of the Swan One Design racing world turns to Saint-Tropez, and the inshore series of the Rolex Giraglia, which marks round three of The Nations Trophy Mediterranean League 2019.
In addition to the usual spectacular midnight start from off Naples’ magnificent Castel dell’Ovo, following Friday night’s dinner at the Circolo del Remo e della Vela Italia (CRV Italia) clubhouse in the Santa Lucia Marina, the 65th Regata dei Tre Golfi will be remembered for being an especially light wind affair favouring the smaller boats.