WHITEHAWK WINS CARIBBEAN ROUND OF PANERAI CLASSIC YACHTS CHALLENGE AT ANTIGUA

April 2015

After four days of thrilling racing, the 28th Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta, the first round of the 2015 Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge, has drawn to a conclusion on the Caribbean island. The winner of the season-opener of the leading international classic and vintage sailing circuit was the stunning 32-metre wooden ketch  Whitehawk built in 1978 to a design by American Bruce King inspired by the lines of Herreshoff’s legendary Ticonderoga. Whitehawk took victory in all the races in her category (Classic A) and also topped the final standings in corrected time to win the coveted Officine Panerai watch presented to the overall winner. 

Winds of between 15 and 20 knots allowed the fleet complete all the scheduled races, offering an incomparable spectacle reminiscent of the golden era of yachting. The 46 yachts taking part were built between the early years of the 20th century and the present day. They were divided into Vintage, Classic, Traditional, Classic GRP and Spirit of Tradition categories, and prizes were also awarded during the prize-giving ceremony on Tuesday, April 22nd, to the winners of all the individual classes. 

After the Caribbean round, the classic and vintage sailing fleet gathers in France between June 3 and 7 for the 20th edition of Les Voiles d’Antibes, the first leg of the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge Mediterranean Circuit.  

  • WHITEHAWK WINS CARIBBEAN ROUND OF PANERAI CLASSIC YACHTS CHALLENGE AT ANTIGUA

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