10 June 2022
Cascais in Portugal will host the 2022 Rolex TP52 World Championships from 20 to 25 June.
Widely considered the grand prix of monohull racing, the annual event has been partnered by Rolex since 2017 as part of a longstanding commitment to the sport that dates back more than 60 years.
The Rolex TP52 World Championship is considered to be a benchmark for inshore yacht racing.
Across five days of competition and ten scheduled races, nine highly competitive crews will contest one of sailing’s most significant prizes.
Portugal’s Atlantic Coast is renowned for its challenging sailing conditions.
A democratic box rule guarantees an even playing field with the focus on teamwork, skill and delivering consistent performances in an intense, pressurised environment on compressed windward/leeward racecourses.
Takashi Okura’s Sled from the United States starts as the defending champion, knowing that to defend her crown will demand total concentration and excellence.
At the Rolex TP52 World Championship, the margins both on the water and in the final standings are slender.
The TP52 Class is at the forefront of grand prix yachting and the Rolex TP52 World Championship is the highlight of the class’s season.
The Rolex TP52 World Championship brings together elite crews from the yacht racing world for a week of dramatic and captivating competition.
With a closely matched fleet where the emphasis is firmly upon crew work, timing is a fundamental component, and, at this level, every second counts, every race.