2013 Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge North American Circuit Kicks Off in August

July 2013

The rich New England tradition of classic wooden boat sailing is alive and well as the 2013 Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge – North American Circuit kicks off on August 10th in Marblehead, MA.

For its ninth consecutive season globally, Officine Panerai is proud to serve as the title sponsor of the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge – a collection of ten classic yachting regattas all over the world—and a tribute to the brand’s intrinsic connection to the sea. In March 1936, the commandos of the Italian Navy tested the first Officine Panerai timepiece prototype, created in response to the military’s request to develop a luminous underwater watch. From that point on, Officine Panerai has always been associated with the sea, and admired for the historic and innovative nautical instruments the company has been producing for more than a century.

The PCYC North American Circuit consists of three classic sailing contests - the Corinthian Classic Yacht Regatta (August 10th – 11th, Marblehead, MA), the Opera House Cup (August 18th, Nantucket, MA) and the Museum of Yachting Classic Yacht Regatta (August 31st – September 1st, Newport, RI). Each of these magnificent regattas typically attracts between 50 and 60 classic sailing vessels from around the world.  

This year, captains, crew and VIP guests will be hosted in Nantucket and Newport in a beautiful new Panerai Hospitality Lounge which mirrors the casually-elegant welcoming lounge that is used for Officine Panerai’s Mediterranean regattas.

As has become tradition, in continued support of Panerai North America’s founding sponsorship of the non-profit organization Sailing Heals, the company will once again host patient and caregiver sails in conjunction with each host city’s local medical centers and clinics. Sailing Heals’ mission is to provide unique sailing and boating experiences to individuals, families, caregivers and staff who may be experiencing a health setback or loss where all can benefit from a congenial, relaxing day on the water.

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