THE ANTIGUA CLASSIC YACHT REGATTA MARKS THE START OF THE 12TH EDITION OF THE PANERAI CLASSIC YACHTS CHALLENGE

April 2016

The 12th Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge looks set for a flying start from the Caribbean island of Antigua. The traditional Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta takes place between April 13 and 19, and is the first of 10 rounds making up the international vintage and classic sailing circuit sponsored by the Florentine luxury sports watch brand. The Challenge runs until September and spans the Mediterranean, North America and the Isle of Wight in Great Britain.   

Over 40 yachts have already signed up for the 29th edition of the Antigua Classic, which enjoys a well-deserved reputation as one of the truly unmissable events on the international calendar, attracting many of the world’s most beautiful classic craft each year. The fleet will be divided into Vintage, Classic, Traditional, Modern Classic, Spirit of Tradition and Tall Ships categories. 

Four races – one per day – are scheduled between April 15 and 18. The racing will be preceded on April 14 by the 17th edition of the Single Handed Race, a competition in which the yachts are sailed solo by their skippers with just one other crew member aboard for safety reasons.  On this occasion, the fleet will be split into two groups based on length: under 14 metres (approx.) and over 14 metres (approx.). April 17 brings the traditional Parade of Classics at Nelson’s Dockyard which also plays host to the prize-giving and crew party the following day. 

Yet again the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta has proved itself an event that effortlessly interweaves history, seafaring culture and a sense of fair-play amongst both owners and crews, be they amateur or professional.  Values shared by Officine Panerai, a proud international supporter of the principles of the sport of classic sailing.   

  • THE ANTIGUA CLASSIC YACHT REGATTA MARKS THE START OF THE 12TH EDITION OF THE PANERAI CLASSIC YACHTS CHALLENGE

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