Following a fascinating contest characterized by light winds, Magic Carpet Cubed secured line honours at the 2022 Rolex Giraglia. Arriving in Genoa on Thursday 16 June at 22:07:17 CEST, the Wallycento’s elapsed time of 34 hours, seven minutes and 17 seconds was over 19 hours outside of the race record, an indication of the challenging conditions she and the fleet have faced. While the race was slow, it was equally epic with Magic Carpet Cubed securing her third Rolex Giraglia line honours title following a fascinating duel with fellow 100-ft (30.48m) maxi ARCA SGR. Celebrating its 69th edition this year, the historic offshore race has been partnered by Rolex since 1998. An international fleet of 141 yachts are contesting this year’s competition, taking place on a shortened version of the regular 241-nautical mile (446km) course. As the frontrunners crossed the finish line, the majority of the fleet were braced for a second night at sea and on the approach to the Giraglia rock, the mythical symbol of the race located off the northern tip of Corsica. Discover more https://on.rolex.com/3zIGu3z
Rolex has always associated with activities driven by passion, excellence, precision and team spirit. The Swiss watchmaker naturally gravitated towards the elite world of yachting six decades ago and the brand’s enduring partnership now encompasses the most prestigious clubs, races and regattas, as well as towering figures in the sport, including ground-breaking round-the-world yachtsman Sir Francis Chichester and the most successful Olympic sailor of all time, Sir Ben Ainslie. Today, Rolex is Title Sponsor of 15 major international events – from leading offshore races such as the annual Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race and the biennial Rolex Fastnet Race, to grand prix competition at the Rolex TP52 World Championship and spectacular gatherings at the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup and the Rolex Swan Cup. It also supports the exciting SailGP global championship in which national teams race identical supercharged F50 catamarans on some of the world’s most famous harbours. Rolex’s partnerships with the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, Royal Ocean Racing Club, Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, Yacht Club Italiano, New York Yacht Club and Royal Yacht Squadron, among others, are the foundation of its enduring relationship with this dynamic sport.
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