Capping Off Rolex Big Boats Series 2016 San Francisco
The annual seven race Rolex Big Boats Series ran from Thursday, September 15, to Sunday the 18th. Hosted by the St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco, this was the 52nd annual. Competition goes into the books with a record-setting 127 race crews.
Rolex is actively involved in supporting the arts, sports, exploration, the spirit of enterprise, and the environment through a broad range of sponsoring activities, as well as philanthropic programs.
In 1958 the company was among the first premier timepiece companies to begin supporting yachting with an initial regatta event aside host the New York Yacht Club. Rolex maintains a global alliance to 12 prestige clubs, including the St. Francis Yacht Club, the Royal Ocean Racing Club, Royal Malta Yacht Club, Yacht Club Capri and Kieler Yacht-Club. Among the events the company sponsors are the Fastnet in Cowes/Plymouth, United Kingdom; the Sydney Hobart Race; the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup in Puerto Cervo, Italy; and the Giraglia Rolex Cup. At each competition top honors go to a select number of yachtsmen when bestowed coveted Rolex Submariner timepieces.
Faces of Rolex Big Boats, San Francisco 2016
All photographs were captured dockside at the St. Francis Yacht Club, host of the 52nd annual regatta. We respectfully share these glances at the faces of competition.