Toasting In Saint Tropez with Follador
In the magnificent international setting of Saint Tropez, the 66th edition of the historic Giraglia Cup was set sail from June 10th- 13th. It’s a classic sailing race organized by the Italian Yacht Club in partnership with the Yacht Club of France, the Société Nautique of Saint Tropez and the Yacht Club Sanremo. Rolex is the sponsor of the event, and has been since 1977.
The first Giraglia Cup was held in 1953 to seal the friendship between Italy and France after the war, in the name of sporting competition. Back then there were only 22 participants, but the event has experienced considerable success and growth; this year there were 236 hulls competing for the Rolex Giraglia Cup, each carrying crews from all over the world.
Obviously the competition has the sea as its theater, but it is on the mainland that all of the other events take place under the banner of “joie de vivre“. The guests toasted with Follador on two occasions. First, on June 10, local authorities, the Presidents of the sponsoring companies and the team owners participated in the “BMW Cocktail”, organized by the Munich company. The next day, Follador filled the glass again at the headquarters of the Société Nautique de Saint Tropez, to toast the reveal of the new Nautor Swan yacht. It will be the world premiere for “ClubSwan36“.
At these two evenings of elegant conviviality, full of glamor and cosmopolitan spirit, Follador shone. Cristina Follador, Sales and Marketing Director of the Company, says enthustically, “In Saint Tropez, the Follador brand was the ambassador of Conegliano Valdobbiadene, the territory that represents one of the great international excellences of viticulture. In a brilliant and refined context, this expression of ‘joie de vivere’ is congenial to us “.