The 64th edition of the Giraglia Rolex Cup 2016 took place from 10 to 18 june in the Ligurian Sea with a record number of 268 sailing yachts including all stars like Jethou and Magic Carpet cube. Over 2,500 crewmembers participated.
A busy departure from the harbour of St. Tropez as over 200 vessels are on their way to the start of the inshore race.
Out of the three elements in this race, PH3 participated in the inshore series in St. Tropez and ‘La Giraglia; the offshore race of 222 nautical miles.
Staying focused during the race in unpredictable weather.
Sailing yacht PH3 took the second place in IRC 0 on the combined Inshore + Offshore Race After finishing 3rd for the Inshore and 2nd on the Offshore leg.
This regatta has a reputation for it’s quickly changing weather conditions and this year’s race was no exception; it was a challenge again going from very light winds in the beginning of the week to hitting 37 knots of wind during our night crossing from Giraglia to Genova. Thanks to a fantastic job done by our professional crew on board PH3, we took home a very good result and a cup! Rolex World of Yachting
Let’s go for it!
Owners Marie-José and Austin van ‘t Wout are proud with the great result of PH3 after a winter of working hard to optimize our speed and performance. Big thanks to our former Captain Vagn Lewisham for making this happen.
PH3 is rounding the downwind mark.
With a remarkable boat handling the crew manage to set the assymetric in no time. Perfect performance from the boat and crew during the Giraglia Rolex Cup 2016 .