Genoa, Italy – Crossing the finish line today at 13:19.55 CEST, the Wallycento Tango won an epic contest for line honours at the 2018 Rolex Giraglia, one of the Mediterranean most popular long distance races, organised by the Yacht Club Italiano with the collaboration of the Société Nautique de Saint Tropez.
Tango finished the 241-nm race a little over nine minutes ahead of second place Galateia with 2016 line honours winner Magic Carpet 3 arriving in Genoa some 20 minutes later.
In a dramatic contest which went down to the wire, all three Wallycentos held leadership of the offshore race from Saint-Tropez. Indeed, Magic Carpet 3 was the frontrunner at the race’s iconic landmark, the Giraglia rock, in the early hours of Thursday morning.Tango’s elapsed time – just over 11 minutes shy of 24 hours – is the fastest set at the race since 2014.
Tango is awarded with the Rolex Trophy and the Réné Levainville Trophy reserved to the first in elapsed time, while Magic Carpet 3 wins the Beppe Croce Trophy for the first boat to round the Giraglia rock.
The arrival order in elapsed time is the same as the corrected time results: Tango, Galateia, Magic Carpet 3 and Sensei.In the combined standings (inshore and offshore races) of the second regatta of the 2018 Wally Class racing series, Tango is first, Galateia second and Magic Carpet 3 third.The offshore race has a double coefficient for the Wally Class seasonal trophy.
The competition will resume after the summer cruises, at the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup (2-8 September) in Porto Cervo.
Photo: Rolex Giraglia 2018 ©Rolex/Kurt Arrigo