Friday, June 24, 2011

Now That's Foxy - Giraglia Rolex Cup

The 37ft-Foxy Lady (FRA) has emerged as the surprise overall winner of the 59th Giraglia Rolex Cup.
Photo: Rolex/Carlo Borlenghi
Co-skippered by brothers Dominique and Michel Heyraud, Foxy Lady finished the race in just 48 hours and four minutes, at 12:08 CEST today, and has won 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.

“It’s an absolutely great feeling because we did not expect it at all. It is a very prestigious race that counts a lot in the Mediterranean. We felt that we managed the race quite well, that we sailed properly, and also that we were lucky in some situations regarding our decisions. It was a very interesting and challenging race,” said a surprised Dominique Heyraud.

Lulu Roseman

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