A lighthouse is to a sailor what a path is to a walker

Two hundred boats rounded the Giralla lighthouse in the regatta of the same name

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One of the Mediterranean's premier regattas, the GiragliaRolex Cup, concluded on Sunday with a magnificent awards ceremony at the just-opened Monaco Yacht Club. On June13, the white sails of 206 crews filled the waters of the picturesque Bay of Saint-Tropez to the horizon. Among them, for the first time in the race's history, were 12 yachts with a crew of two. The yachtsmen crossed almost 400 kilometres, skirting traditionally the small island with the lighthouse at the northern tip of Corsica, which has become the symbol of the regatta, and finished in Monte Carlo.

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