2012 Panerai Classic Sailing Challenge Grand Opening In The Mediterranean Tour

The eighth Panerai Classic Sailing Challenge, sponsored by Panerai, is dedicated to classical and classic sailing. The Mediterranean Tour in Antibes, France Expand. The Mediterranean Head Tournament-the 17th Les Voiles d’Antibes-the Panerai Cup (Trophée Panerai), held from May 30 to June 3, with about 60 stunning boats Sailing boats gather in the resort Côte d’Azur to participate in this international event.
    This race is the first important race of this year’s sailing season. In just a few years, this sailing race has become a popular platform for hundreds of boat owners to meet and meet. It is also an international base for classical sailing fans to appreciate the majestic sailing. .
    The participating sailing ships will be divided into four groups: ‘Classic Sailing’ (sailing built before 1950), ‘Classic Sailing’ (sailing built between 1950 and 1975), and ‘Meter Sailing’ (International 6 Meters, 8 meters and 12 meters, star sailing boats that have participated in the Olympic Games and the America’s Cup Challenge), and the ‘spiritual spirit’ (antique design modern sailing boat) group. Also in attendance are the award-winning sailing ships of the past several Panerai Classic Sailing Challenges, including the 2011 winner of the Big Boat category Moonbeam IV. Moonbeam IV is a dhow sailing from the factory in 1914. It is the honeymoon yacht of Prince Rainier and Grace Kelly of Morocco. The other sailing ship to attend was the 1963 Bermudan brig, Stella Polare, which won the championship of the ‘Classic Sailing’ category last year and belongs to the Italian Navy. Its crew is a trainee of the Livorno Naval Academy.
    As for the ‘antique dhow’ category, there are at least four nineteenth-century sailing ships: Lulu (1897), Tigris (1899), Bona Fide (1899), and Marigold (1892). This year is also the 120th anniversary of Marigold’s launch at the Camper & Nicholson shipyard in the United Kingdom-an important milestone, and also the Victorian-style dhow, a veritable antique among classic sailing ships.
    The ‘Marconi Antique Sailing’ group, which has the most sailing participation, attracted more than 20 sailing ships, including the factory that was manufactured in 1930, the second international 12-meter sailing boat in Italy, and The Yachting Heritage Society. of Monaco). And Manitou, which shipped in 1937. This two-masted schooner was once dubbed the ‘White House on the Water’ because former US President John F. Kennedy often contacted his subordinates at the Pentagon on the Manitou ship to discuss state affairs while the family was sailing at sea. The Blue Peter (1930) is one of many loyal fans of the regatta, and she has participated in the Panerai Classic Sailing Challenge for eight consecutive years.
    In the ‘Spiritual Spirit’ category, two sailing ships from the British designer Sean McMillan participated in the competition. The 14-meter-long Ilhabela II and the 23-meter-long Nazgul of Fordell were built by British yacht builder Spirit Yachts. Spirit Yachts Shipyard is well-known for building contemporary antique sailboats of different styles. It is preparing to build a majestic 42-meter-long wooden J-class sailing ship.
    During the five-day regatta, Antibes Port will host a variety of events to host crews and visitors, including outdoor concerts, exhibitions, and traditional and classic sailing exhibition stalls. In addition to showing the highlights of the game, the Panerai Lounge will also have post-match discussions and commentary reports.
    All sailing vessels participating in the Antibes race are eligible for the 4th Prix du Yacht de Tradition de l’ Année (PYTA) Awards, which will be awarded to the selected traditional sailing vessel of the year. The winning sailing boats of the past three years are Moonbeam IV in 2009, Bona Fide in 2010 and Mariquita in 2011, all of them are formidable participants in the Panerai Regatta. The launch of the Antibes Regatta also marks the start of the 2012 PYTA Annual Traditional Sailing Campaign, with the Sailing Awards to be presented in Paris in December.
Panerai Classic Sailing Challenge 2012: MOONBEAM IV, LEONORE, ARCADIA and SAVANNAH win the LES VOILES D’ ANTIBES
    The 17th Les Voiles d’ Antibes regatta was successfully concluded on June 3 in Antibes (Côte d’ Azur) on the French Riviera. The Les Voiles d’ Antibes Regatta is the first stage of the Panerai Classic Sailing Challenge Mediterranean Tour. There are more than fifty participating sailing boats, divided into nine groups according to the year of construction and the mast installation. Although the day was overcast and the wind was weak, each sailing boat could still perform three exciting and exciting races on the 7 to 16 mile fairway.
    The dhow Moonbeam IV, built in 1914, had a good start during the long season of the Panerai Regatta. She won the ‘Big Ship’ category and won first place in all three races. Moonbeam IV will also be attending the ‘Panerai Transat Classique 2012’ on December 2nd, starting at Cascais, Portugal and ending at Barbados on the other side of the Atlantic ( Barbados).
    Leonore became the champion of the ‘Antique Marconi (15 to 23 meters)’ category with two first and two second results, and also won the championship in the ‘Antique Sailing’ category. Built in Norway in 1925, this Bermuda dhow is a Q-class sailing ship designed by American shipbuilder and designer Nathanael Herreshoff, based on the general rules for classed sailing ships made in 1904. Leonore led a number of equally well-known sailing vessels, including Oiseau de Feu, The Blue Peter and Irina VII. As for the ‘Antique Marconi (under 15 meters)’ category, the international 8-meter class sailboat Helen K33, built in 1936, won the championship.
    The British sailing ship Marigold (1892) gained the upper hand in the nineteenth-century sailing competition in the ‘antique dhows (under 23 meters)’ category, followed by the dhows Lulu (1897) and Tigris (1899). .
    The French dhow Arcadia, designed by Olin Stephens in 1969, won the championship in all three races and won the ‘Classic Marconi (under 15 meters)’ category. Won the championship in the ‘Classic Sailing’ category. The Italian navy brig, Stella Polare, built in 1965, won the ‘Classic Marconi (15 to 23 meters)’ category, and this one won the ‘Classic Sailing’ category of the 2011 Panerai Classic Sailing Challenge The championship brig will also continue to work hard to defend the title for the rest of the season. In the good hands of the ‘Classic Rowing’ category, Naif stands out as the winner. Naif has stated that she will participate in all phases of the 2012 Panerai Tour. Her opponents include the first Maxi sailing ship, Mor Mor di Venezia I, constructed from sandwich panels. Il Moro di Venezia I by Argentine designer
Designed by German Frers, built in Italy in 1976. Many sailing ships of the same name also participated in the America’s Cup regatta that year and created the history of sailing in Italy. Although Il Moro di Venezia I won the championship in all participating events, she still ranked behind Naif in the adjusted list.
    As in the ‘Big Ship’ category, the 27-meter-long Savannah (1997) represented Société Nautique de Saint-Tropez and swept the three championships in the ‘Traditional Spirit’ category and became The total winner of the category.
    The final match was the exciting 12-meter international one-on-one competition between South Australia (1985) and Kookaburra III (1986). The former won nine of the ten games, which prevailed, and Kookaburra III only won in the fifth match.
    The second stage of the Mediterranean Tour of the 8th Panerai Classic Sailing Challenge is the Argentario Sailing Week, which runs from June 14th to 17th at Porto Santo Stefano, Tuscany, Italy , Tuscany).