Offshore racing

The call of the ocean

Adventurers across all generations

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 major offshore races. These events bring together men’s and women’s crews across all generations, from Corinthian to professional.

Iconic races across the world

  • Rolex China Sea Race

    The China Sea challenge

    Rolex China Sea Race

  • Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

    Braving the southern sea

    Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

  • Rolex Fastnet Race

    A legendary event

    Rolex Fastnet Race

  • Rolex Middle Sea Race

    At the cutting edge of innovation

    Rolex Middle Sea Race

  • Rolex Circuito Atlántico Sur

    The South American rendezvous

    Rolex Circuito Atlántico Sur

Paul Cayard

Paul Cayard
A passion for racing

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 Athens 2004 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. His most prestigious win in offshore racing came 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.