The exclusive watch manufacturers can now boast a number of other classic offshore races in their stable: The Rolex Middle Sea Race, The Rolex Fastnet, and the Giraglia Rolex Cup to name but a few.
As well as the offshore stable, the only ISAF Grade 1 Olympic Classes event to be held in the USA is currently underway in Miami at the Rolex Miami OCR, highlighting Rolex' diversity in their support of the sport of sailing worldwide.
On 9 November 2004 in Copenhagen, the sports most prestigious title, that of the ISAF Rolex World Sailor Of The Year Awards, will be bestowed upon the two most deserving individuals or teams of the past 12 months. Title sponsors since 2001, recent winners of the award include Russell COUTTS (NZL), Siren SUNDBY (NOR), Ben AINSLIE (GBR), Emilia TSOULFA and Sofia BEKATOROU (GRE), Robert SCHEIDT (BRA) and Ellen MACARTHUR (GBR).
ISAF will bring you, via www.sailing.org, full reports, pictures and results from all the Rolex events throughout the year. Further details on the events below can be found by visiting the Regatta News Website at the address below.
|Rolex Miami OCR||26 - 30 January||Miami, FL, USA|
|International Rolex Regatta, St.Thomas||26 - 28 March||St. Thomas, USVI|
|Rolex IMS World Championships, Capri||15 - 22 May||Capri, ITA|
|NYYC 150th Annual Regatta presented by Rolex||11 - 13 June||Newport, RI, USA|
|Giraglia Rolex Cup, St.Tropez/Genova||12 - 19 June||St. Tropez, FRA / Genoa, ITA|
|Sardinia Rolex Cup, Porto Cervo||19 - 26 June||Porto Cervo, Sardinia, ITA|
|New York Yacht Club Sailing Week||16 - 25 July||Newport, RI, USA|
|Rolex Commodores' Cup||25 July - 1 August||Cowes, Isle of Wight, UK|
|Rolex Baltic Week||8 - 15 August||Neustadt, Germany|
|Rolex Farr 40 Worlds, San Francisco||8 - 11 September||San Francisco, CA, USA|
|St. Francis Big Boat Series, San Francisco||16 - 19 September||San Francisco, CA, USA|
|Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, Porto Cervo||5 - 11 September||Porto Cervo, Sardinia, ITA|
|Rolex Swan Cup, Porto Cervo||12 - 19 September||Porto Cervo, Sardinia, ITA|
|Rolex Middle Sea Race, Malta||20 - 30 October||Malta|
|ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards||9 November||Copenhagen, DEN|
|Rolex Farr Invitational, Miami||19 - 22 November||Miami, FL, USA|
|Rolex Trophy Series, Sydney||11 - 14 December||Sydney, Australia|
|Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 60th Anniversary||26 December - 2 January||Sydney, Australia|
|Event (in addition to annual events above)||Date||Venue|
|""Rolex Transatlantic Challenge 2005||21 May - 6 June||New-York, NY, USA / Cowes, UK|
|""Rolex Race Around the Island 2005||June tbc||Cowes, Isle of Wight, UK|
|"Rolex Swan Cup Europe||25 June - 3 July tbc||Cowes, Isle of Wight, UK|
|"Rolex Swan Cup North America||27 July - 2 August tbc||Newport, RI, USA|
|"Rolex Womens' Keelboat World Championships||September||Annapolis, USA|
|"Rolex Fastnet Race||10 - 15 August||Cowes, Isle of Wight, UK|
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