15 September, 2016ALL SET FOR GRAND FINALE OF 2106 PANERAI CLASSIC YACHTS CHALLENGE AT LES RÉGATES ROYALES DE CANNES
The splendid Golfe de la Napoule at Cannes on the Cote d’Azur will once again provide the backdrop to the final round of the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge at the 38th Régates Royales. Between September 18 and 25, a fleet of over 90 beautiful craft will do battle for season trophies on the Mediterranean Circuit of the leading international competition for classic and vintage sailing yachts.
After rounds at Antibes (FR), Porto Santo Stefano (ITA) and Imperia (ITA), Cannes will provide the winning yachts with the chance to add their names to the roll of honour of the Mediterranean Circuit which celebrates its 12th outing in 2016. Panerai Trophies will be presented for the Classic, Vintage and Big Boats categories.
The Régates Royales brings to an end another great season dedicated to Grandes Dames of the Sea during which more than 300 historic craft built between the end of the 1800s and the present day, competed in four Mediterranean stages, while almost 200 craft did likewise on the North American Circuit. A brilliant demonstration of how interest in the beauty and culture of yachting, values espoused by Officine Panerai since the circuit’s debut edition in 2005, has remained consistently over the yearS.