11th June 2022 to 18th June 2022

Volvo 65 Sisi: Rolex Giraglia 2022

£2875 per person

Book your berth on a Volvo 65 for the prestigious Rolex Giraglia 2022 for a mixture of inshore and offshore races.

In stock

Suited to
Solo, Couples, Groups
Difficulty
Moderate - some race sailing experience and a reasonable level of fitness required
Nights onboard
12
Vessel type
Volvo 65 "Sisi"
Vessel length
65ft
Skipper
Yes
Berth Style
Pipecots
Insurance Required
Yes

Embark on a true adventure with this prestigious set of races from Saint-Tropez to Genoa.  

Training - 11 June 2022

Racing - Inshore St Tropez Races - 12 - 14 June 22

- Offhore Race - St. Tropez - Giraglia - Genoa (approx. 250nm) - 15 - 18 June 2022

Price - £2,875 per person

Book your berth and race pro/am with The Austrian Ocean Race Project on their Volvo 65 "Sisi" for a highly competitive regatta & offshore races.

Race Program

As part of a truly pro/am crew you get to experience all aspects of racing this amazing yacht. During the regatta & offshore races, we rotate the watches on the helm, pit, trim, bow and navigation/tactics, working together with the ultimate aim of topping the leaderboard.

11 June 2022 – Introduction, briefing and short on the water training

12 – 14 June 2022 – 3 Inshore Races in St. Tropez.

15 Jan 2022 – Race Start for the Rolex Giraglia Offshore Race

18 June 2022 – Official award ceremony of all races (Inshore and Offshore) Award of Rolex Trophies and Challenge Trophies at the Yacht Club Italiano in Genoa. (Attendance not mandatory)

The Team


The Austrian Ocean Race Project is a young and ambitious team of international professional sailors. Their goal is to race around the world in The Ocean Race 2022-23. The self-titled ‘new kids on the block’ are led by Dutch skipper Gerwin Jansen – an accomplished offshore racer with a highly competitive reputation. The team have proved their pedigree by topping the podium in the opening stage of the Ocean Race Europe, beating many sailing legends and veterans. Their initial success has been followed by a run of top results in offshore regattas across Europe. Now it’s time for them to race across the pond and take on some of the mighty Caribbean regattas.

The Race

The 2022 & 69th edition of the Rolex Giraglia, the super classic which, in Italian waters, returns to its original format on June 12, 13th and 14th coastal races off Saint-Tropez and then the start of the offshore on Wednesday, June 15 round the classic 243-mile triangle Saint Tropez – Giraglia – Genova.

The Yacht – Volvo 65 Sisi


Drawn at Farr Yacht Design in the USA especially for the Volvo Ocean Race 2014/15 (now the Ocean Race), the strict one-design Vo65 replaced its predecessor, the Vo70. Every Vo65 is structurally identical down to the smallest detail. Same hull, same rig, same sails, same opportunities. This produced some of the closest racing the Ocean Race has ever seen.

As with its predecessor, the basic concept is a planing hull with a wide stern, double rudders, sharp edges and a swivel keel. The reverse bow is new. It extends the waterline and reduces the pounding in short waves, but provides plenty of spray on deck. The lateral plan has also been revised. The Vo65 dispenses with an angle of attack of the swords and instead relies on a lift profile to counteract the drift.

The rig is made by the New Zealand manufacturer Southern Spars. Southern Spars has a closely related history with The Ocean Race. They have been equipping the most successful teams for 25 years and were pioneers with the carbon mast in the 90s.

The entire set of sails is produced by North Sails. The 3Di technology patented by North Sails is also used in the Vo65. The sails are made from RAW760 Ultra PE / Aramid.

 

  • Professional Skipper plus professional crew
  • All training
  • Food onboard, fuel, race entry and mooring fees
  • Lifejacket with AIS
  • Travel to or from the boats
  • Accommodation whilst ashore
  • Food ashore

Experience Requirements

As we are racing as a small crew some offshore racing experience is required as well as a good level of fitness.

 

Fly to one of the closest airports to St. Tropez which is Nice or Marseille Airport

Fly back from Genoa

Race Program

As part of a truly pro/am crew you get to experience all aspects of racing this amazing yacht. During the regatta & offshore races, we rotate the watches on the helm, pit, trim, bow and navigation/tactics, working together with the ultimate aim of topping the leaderboard.

11 June 2022 – Introduction, briefing and short on the water training

12 – 14 June 2022 – 3 Inshore Races in St. Tropez.

15 Jan 2022 – Race Start for the Rolex Giraglia Offshore Race

18 June 2022 – Official award ceremony of all races (Inshore and Offshore) Award of Rolex Trophies and Challenge Trophies at the Yacht Club Italiano in Genoa. (Attendance not mandatory)

The Team


The Austrian Ocean Race Project is a young and ambitious team of international professional sailors. Their goal is to race around the world in The Ocean Race 2022-23. The self-titled ‘new kids on the block’ are led by Dutch skipper Gerwin Jansen – an accomplished offshore racer with a highly competitive reputation. The team have proved their pedigree by topping the podium in the opening stage of the Ocean Race Europe, beating many sailing legends and veterans. Their initial success has been followed by a run of top results in offshore regattas across Europe. Now it’s time for them to race across the pond and take on some of the mighty Caribbean regattas.

The Race

The 2022 & 69th edition of the Rolex Giraglia, the super classic which, in Italian waters, returns to its original format on June 12, 13th and 14th coastal races off Saint-Tropez and then the start of the offshore on Wednesday, June 15 round the classic 243-mile triangle Saint Tropez – Giraglia – Genova.

The Yacht – Volvo 65 Sisi


Drawn at Farr Yacht Design in the USA especially for the Volvo Ocean Race 2014/15 (now the Ocean Race), the strict one-design Vo65 replaced its predecessor, the Vo70. Every Vo65 is structurally identical down to the smallest detail. Same hull, same rig, same sails, same opportunities. This produced some of the closest racing the Ocean Race has ever seen.

As with its predecessor, the basic concept is a planing hull with a wide stern, double rudders, sharp edges and a swivel keel. The reverse bow is new. It extends the waterline and reduces the pounding in short waves, but provides plenty of spray on deck. The lateral plan has also been revised. The Vo65 dispenses with an angle of attack of the swords and instead relies on a lift profile to counteract the drift.

The rig is made by the New Zealand manufacturer Southern Spars. Southern Spars has a closely related history with The Ocean Race. They have been equipping the most successful teams for 25 years and were pioneers with the carbon mast in the 90s.

The entire set of sails is produced by North Sails. The 3Di technology patented by North Sails is also used in the Vo65. The sails are made from RAW760 Ultra PE / Aramid.

 

Sailing boots

Trainers/ deck shoes (no black soled shoes please – they mark the deck)

Waterproof sailing kit

Hat

Sailing gloves – 2 sets

Clothes for on-board and on shore

A small backpack for trips on-shore (30-40 litres)

A water bottle

Thermals, one

Sun glasses (polarized)

Sun cream – SPF50+

Small quick dry towel

Swimming kit

USB cord to charge your phone

Cash

Sleeping bag

Head torch

Sailing knife

Passport

Printed out Insurance details

Any medication you require

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