The sun shone down on the first day of the 2015 Panerai British Classic Week, which saw a fleet of 77 yachts race on a course in Cowes, experiencing south-westerly windows of between 15 to 25 knots. Charter yacht ELEONORA enjoyed great success at Day One of the event, achieving a third place finish.
Taking place from 18 to 25 July at Cowes Yacht Haven, yachts a minimum of 24ft are participating in the 12th edition Panerai British Classic Week and are monohulled 'classic yachts' traditionally built for recreational purposes in wood or steel before 1970.
All entries are separated in classes for the event, including 'Modern Classic Yachts,' 'Large Classic Yachts' and 'Cruising Classic Yachts.'
The 50m/162ft ELEONORA delivered on the high expectations of being the largest superyacht to enter the event to date with her impressive performance early on in the regatta. Built in 2000 to a Nathaniel G Hereschoff's schooner design by Van de Graaf, as a replica of schooner Westward, she offers excellent performance.
Representing the modern classics, the Stephen Jones-designed sailing yacht METEOR is also racing in the Solent, winner of 'Sailing Yacht of the Year' at the 2008 World Superyacht Awards. A 52m/170ft Royal Huisman long-range cruiser,
The Panerai Lounge is the focal point for a busy social calendar of events, including a traditional “Open Yachts” Pontoon Party and the closing Prize Giving Dinner at Cowes Yacht Haven Events Centre to recognise the winners of the event.
For more details on renting S/Y METEOR or attending next year's Panerai British Classic Week, please contact your preferred charter broker.
ELEONORA delivered on the high expectations of being the largest superyacht to enter the event to date