More than 70 yachts have already registered for the upcoming Panerai British Classic Week 2015, set to be hosted by Cowes Yacht Haven from July 18 to 25. The popular regatta annually attracts classic yachts of all shapes and sizes. The largest yacht to compete this year will be the awe-inspiring 49,5-metre charter yacht Eleonora. Available for rent in such popular Mediterranean yacht holiday destinations as French Riviera and Croatia, luxury sailing yacht Eleonora is a beautiful schooner, built by Van de Graaf to a design by Nathaniel G Herreshoff in 2000.
|Type/Year:||Van Der Graaf BV, Holland/2000|
|Beam:||8.20m (26' 10")|
|L.O.A.:||49.50m (162' 4")|
|Max Speed:||10 knots|
|Engines:||Baudouin 6R124 - 460 hp|
|Cruise Speed:||9 knots|
|More Yacht Info:||Racing Sailing Yachts|
|Builder/Designer:||Van Der Graaf Bv, Holland, Nathaliel Herreshoff|
|Locations:||Western Mediterranean, THE MEDITERRANEAN, St Tropez, St Jean Cap Ferrat, South of France, Sicily, Sardinia, Nice, Monaco, Italy, Italian Riviera, French Riviera, France, Directory, Croatia, Cote d Azur, Corsica, classic, Cannes, Camogli, Bormes, Bonifacio, Antibes, Amalfi Coast, Ajaccio|
The oldest yachts to participate will include David Sherriff’s majestic 1897 Fife Gaff Cutter ‘Jap’, winner of the Panerai British Classic Week in 2012, Richard Oswald’s 1902 Fred Shepherd Gaff Schooner ‘Coral’, as well as Pelham Olive’s 1903 Alfred Mylne Gaff Cutter ‘Kelpie’.
Monday, July 20, will see the Royal Yacht Squadron Racing run a six race series plus the special Around the Island Race. The ever-popular Ladies Race will take place on Wednesday 22nd July and the regatta will come to an end with the Parade of Sail past the Royal Yacht Squadron and Cowes Green on Saturday 25th July.
Ashore the Panerai Lounge will be the focal point for pre and post sailing gatherings. The rich social programme will include a Welcome Reception at the Royal Yacht Squadron, the traditional “Open Yachts” Pontoon Party, as well as the Prize Giving Dinner at Cowes Yacht Haven Events Centre.