Fuente info Argentario Sailing Week 2018
Forging New Partnerships and Celebrating the Winners
Fourth and final day of racing at Argentario Sailing Week 2018 with a 16-18 knot northwesterly breeze and under sunny skies for the 40 Grandes Dames from 11 nations who participated in the 19th edition of the event organized by the Yacht Club Santo Stefano in partnership with the Florentine haute horologerie brand Officine Panerai. Sailing lovers can enjoy a spectacular Day 4 Racing Video at https://youtu.be/80LE3STgD_k filmed by Pierpaolo Lanfrancotti (Marine Partners) and a stunning picture gallery with photos by Fabio Taccola on the event’s Facebook page.
Forging New Partnerships
Commodore Manuel Nadal de Uhler representing the Club de Mar in Mallorca was an honored guest of Argentario Sailing Week and talks are underway with the Yacht Club Santo Stefano to forge a new partnership with regards to the Classics Mare Nostrum Trophy. “Argentario Sailing Week is an outstanding classic yacht regatta set in a breathtaking venue and I have come here, to invite Yacht Club Santo Stefano to join us as the Monaco Yacht Club has already done. We all share the same aim. That of preserving and promoting the heritage of Classic Yachts and of timeless seamanship. The Culture of the Mediterranean Sea, of the Mare Nostrum” Commodore Manuel Nadal de Uhler stated, then adding, “In the days I have been in Argentario, the Sporting Director of the Yacht Club Marco Poma and all of staff have truly made us feel at home and welcomed warmly. I have seen an efficient and flawless organization blended with a dreamlike racecourse that can count on a steady thermal breeze. In Mallorca, we call it Embat and here Girasole (Sunflower). However, the difference is that the sea in Argentario Bay is flatter. I truly hope to collaborate with the Yacht Club Santo Stefano in future events”.
Celebrating Argentario Sailing Week 2018 Winners
At the Prize giving ceremony – after thanking Panerai Classic Yacht Challenge, the organization and local authorities – YCSS Commodore Piero Chiozzi stated, “Next year we celebrate our 20th Edition and we hope to have you all here again to help us make it an unforgettable regatta. Grazie to those who continue to return to Argentario Sailing Week. You are too many to list …but thank you. Special thanks goes to the Yachts and crews that participated in this regatta for the first time: Cippino II, Hanni II, Ma Cherie, Olympian, Pandora, Santana and Scherzo. We hope to see you all in 2019 and if you enjoyed the event, we are counting on you to be the Ambassadors of Argentario Sailing Week so we can continue growing in the future.”
Vintage Aurici: 1) Linnet (Patrizio Bertelli) 2) Spartan (NGH Restoration) 3) Chinook (Paolo Zannoni)
Vintage A: 1) Santana (Schmidt Wendy) 2) Comet (Fisher Woodward) 3) Skylark of 1937 (Tara Getty)
Vintage B: 1) Cippino II (Daniel Seilecki) 2) Fjord III (Scott Perry) 3) Cholita (Marialinda Nettis)
Classic A: 1) Il Moro di Venezia (Massimiliano Ferruzzi) 2) St. Christopher (Daria Cabai) 3) Outlaw (Mike Horsley)
Classic B: 1) Sagittarius (Thierry Laffitte) 2) Ojalà (Susan Carol Holland) 3) Voscià (Giancarlo Lodigiani)
Spirit of Tradition: 1) Tabasco V (Lion Karl) 2) Fairlie (Thomas Fisher) 3) Scherzo (Laurent Schenk)
Big Boats: 1) Hallowe’en (M. Cotter) 2) Moonbeam of Fife (Moonbeam of Fife SRL)
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