Iconic races across the world

From the Pacific Ocean, the English Channel and the Celtic Sea, to the Mediterranean, the China Sea and the South Atlantic, Rolex supports those adventurers participating in the sport’s six major offshore races. These events bring together men’s and women’s crews across all generations, from Corinthian to professional.

  • Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race
    Withstanding the southern seas
  • Rolex Fastnet Race
    A legendary event
  • Rolex Middle Sea Race
    At the cutting edge of innovation
  • Rolex Giraglia
    A Mediterranean tradition
  • Rolex China Sea Race
    The China Sea challenge
  • Rolex Circuito Atlántico Sur
    The South American rendezvous


Paul Cayard has a towering record of achievement in the world of sailing. The American has frequently changed speciality, switching from regatta racing to offshore racing with the same level of skill and commitment. A finalist in the Star class (a double-handed keel yacht) at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games, he won the world championship title on this monohull. He has won seven world titles in total, including the 1988 Maxi class world championship. He had his most prestigious win in offshore racing when he led his crew to victory in the 1997-1998 Whitbread Round the World Race. A multiple America’s Cup participant and Rolex Yachtsman of the Year in 1998, Cayard has been a Rolex Testimonee since 2000. He wears a white gold Yacht-Master II, which he frequently uses for his regatta race starts.

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