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Argentario Sailing Week & Panerai Classic Yacht Challenge
DAY 1 Wet & Wild Racing Conditions for true sailors
PR #2 #argentariosailingweek#PCYC#sailing#classicyachts – Argentario 14 June 2018 –
Wet&Wild Weather for Day 1 of racing at the 19th edition of Argentario Sailing Week. Sailors returned to the docks covered in salt and with big grins on their faces. Sun, strong winds (up to 25 knots), rain & lightning and a good swell accompanied the 40 classic and vintage sailing yachts from 11 nations taking part in the classic event organized by the Yacht Club Santo Stefano in partnership with the Florentine haute horologerie brand Officine Panerai. The regatta will finish on Sunday 17 June.
Day 1 Winners – Spirit of Tradition – Tabasco V (Lion Karl); Classici A – St. Christopher (Cabai Daria); Classici B – Sagittarius (Laffitte Tierry); Vintage Aurici – Linnet (Patrizio Bertelli); Vintage A Santana; Vintage B – Cippino II (Daniel Sielecki); Big Boats -Moonbeam of Fife.
After the Welcome cocktail held last night at the Sailing Club, this morning the skippers were welcomed by the new Mayor of Monte Argentario Franco Borghini who extended a warm welcome to all participants. “We are committed to collaborating even more with Argentario Sailing Week to meet your every need” he stated. “I, my Administration and the entire town of Porto Santo Stefano are at your disposal now and in the future. I believe that sport in general and sailing in particular can be a tremendous flywheel for the economic development of our territory and community. With the exception of commanding the weather, I will do what I can and look forward to being with you for dinner on Friday evening at the Spanish Fortress” concluded the Mayor of Monte Argentario.
Back on the quay after the regatta, Sporting Director of the Yacht Club Santo Stefano Marco Poma commented “As Yacht Club Santo Stefano, we deeply appreciate the words of Mayor Borghini and we are pleased to share our deep-rooted experience and know-how with the aim of helping to organize other sailing events that can be used as a stimulus to Argentario’s economy “.
Commenting the first day of racing, Marco Poma said: “Seeing Queens of Sailing who are participating in Argentario for the first time like Olympian (1913 – Gerdner – France), Cippino II (1949 – Frers – Argentina) or Santana (2013 – Hoeck – Switzerland) gives me great joy. Furthermore, it confirms that Argentario Sailing Week has become a not-to-be missed event that attracts owners and sailors from all over the world”.
As in past editions, the Argentario Sailing Week – Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge will be divided into five categories: Classic, Vintage, Big Boats, Spirit of Tradition, Metric classes and one-design. The Overall winners of the Regatta in the Classic, Vintage, Big Boat and Spirit of Tradition classes shall receive an Officine Panerai timepiece.
All participating yachts, their designers and stories are described in great detail on the event’s Facebook page.
ASW 2018 Program
Wednesday 13 June – Reserved for registration and measurement. In the evening, the Argentario Sailing Week welcome cocktail will take place at the Yacht Club Santo Stefano.
Thursday 14 June – The Mayor of Monte Argentario will greet all participants at 8.30 at the Town Hall before the Skippers’ briefing. The first warning signal.
Friday 15 June – After racing, the Spanish Fortress built in the 18th Century overlooking the Argentario Bay will provide a magical setting for the crew dinner organized by the Yacht Club Santo Stefano
Saturday 16 June – Racing followed by Oysters & Prosecco at the racing village
Sunday 17 June – Prize Giving Ceremony 2018 at the Race Village followed by a Farewell Cocktail.
Argentario Sailing Week 2018 is organized by the Yacht Club Santo Stefano with the patronage of the Region of Tuscany, the Province of Grosseto, the Municipality of Monte Argentario and of AIVE (Italian Association of Vintage Yachts). The local tourism board supports the event. Officine Panerai is the Title Sponsor. Other sponsors include Argentario Approdi Spa, Zeuringo Yachtwear and Argentarola srl. Official Suppliers: Verdissimo and LAMMA that will be providing the weather forecast service.
Argentario Sailing Week is part of the Mediterranean Circuit of the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge. The opening leg is Les Voiles d’Antibes (30 May-3 June), followed by Argentario Sailing Week in Porto Santo Stefano, Vele d’Epoca d’Imperia (5-9 September) and the Régates Royales in Cannes (24-29 September).
PANERAI CLASSIC YACHTS CHALLENGE – The sea represents Panerai’s identity and its place of origin. To honor its historic ties with the sea, for over 10 years Officine Panerai has been committed to sustaining the culture of classic sailing through the sponsorship of the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge, the leading international circuit for classic and vintage yachts. In 2007, Panerai bought and restored the Bermudian ketch Eilean, built in 1936 by the legendary yards Fife in Fairlie, now brand ambassador during the classic yacht regattas. www.paneraiclassicyachtschallenge.com – www.eilean.it
OFFICINE PANERAI – Founded in Florence in 1860 as a laboratory, shop and watchmaking school, Officine Panerai for many years was the supplier of high precision instruments for the Italian Navy, mostly for the needs of Special Forces divers. The projects developed during this period – including the Luminor and Radiomir watch – were covered by military secret for years and their launch took place on the international market after the acquisition of the brand by the Richemont group in 1997. Today Officine Panerai develops and produces its own movements and watches in the Neuchâtel facility. The watches represent a synthesis between Italian design and history and Swiss craftsmanship, and are sold worldwide through an exclusive network of distributors and brand boutiques. – www.panerai.com