The overall winner of the 59th Giraglia Rolex Cup is the 37ft-sailing yacht Foxy Lady (FRA), co-skippered by brothers Dominique and Michel Heyraud. Foxy Lady finished the race in a time of 48 hours and four minutes, at 12:08 CEST today, and went on to win on corrected time by 11 minutes, 30 seconds ahead of a fellow 37-footer Jeminy (FRA) with Calima (ESP), overall winners in 2009, finishing in third place.
As winner of the Rolex Challenge Trophy, Foxy Lady collected her Rolex Submariner Rolesor as IRC Overall Winner on corrected time during a ceremony at the Yacht Club Italiano in Genoa, Italy.
Other awards were presented to Pietro Supparo’s Gianin 6 (ITA), the self-proclaimed ‘slowest yacht of the fleet’, as winners of Class ORC on corrected time. Canard 41 Aurora (ITA) picked up the Marco Paleari Challenge Trophy based on a combined score across all of the races that took place during the week.
Esimit Europa 2 (SLO) won the line honours title and whilst the metrological conditions thwarted the crew’s ambition of breaking the course record of 18 hours, 3 minutes and 15 seconds, the 28-man crew were delighted with their performance at the Giraglia Rolex Cup.
Giraglia Rolex Cup 2011 Video
2011 Giraglia Rolex Cup Winners
Class IRC: Foxy Lady (FRA), Dominique Heyraud
Class ORC: Gianin 6 (ITA), Pietro Supparo
Line Honours: Esimit Europa 2 (SLO), Igor Simcic
Marco Paleari Challenge Trophy: Aurora (ITA), Paolo Bonomo/Roberto Bruno