Panerai British Classic Week celebrates ‘Grande Dames’ of the sea

Following the announcement of the sponsorship of Team Oracle USA and SoftBank Japan at the America’s Cup, Officine Panerai is proud to continue its support of Panerai British Classic Week, taking place in Cowes, Isle of Wight, from 8-15 July 2017.

Now in its 16th year, the regatta has been part of the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge, the leading international circuit for classic and vintage sailing yachts, since 2010.

The circuit spans 10 of the world’s most fascinating and maritime tradition-rich regattas on a calendar that has become a reference point for lovers of the stunning beauty, glorious history and absolute uniqueness of all classic craft.

Each year, Panerai British Classic Week attracts some of the most beautiful classic yachts from the UK and Europe, many of them carrying a fascinating history.

Last year, for the first time, teams from as far as Australia and New Zealand participate in the regatta, further confirming the importance of Panerai British Classic Week in the international racing circuit.

Sean McMillan, British Classic Yacht Club Regatta Chairman said, “We are looking forward to another fantastic year welcoming old friends and new to what is the highlight of the classic racing calendar.

“The racing at Panerai British Classic Week has always been superb – well organised by the RYS and upholding the best Corinthian traditions. However, this year, further emphasis will also be given to the Concours d’Elegance and historical accuracy of the yachts so that the dedication of long-suffering owners will reap some much deserved recognition!”

As every year, participants and spectators will be able to enjoy the onshore entertainment and daily prize giving at the Panerai Lounge on Cowes Yacht Haven.

Entries for the regatta are now open with further information at: www.britishclassicyachtclub.org/regatta/index.html

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