2014 marks the milestone 10th anniversary in the partnership between Officine Panerai and the world of classic sailing. Ten years of passion: for the sea, for beauty, for the history of every single one of the boats that has helped turn the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge into the leading international circuit for classic and vintage yachts.
This 10-year anniversary is also a testament of Officine Panerai’s long-term commitment to the promotion and preservation of the extraordinary cultural tradition and heritage embodied by the beautiful Grandes Dames of the Sea which, in some cases, have been casting their spell over anyone fortunate enough to see them in spectacular action, for over a century.

In line with its celebratory spirit, the 10th edition of the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge will be the richest and most varied in the circuit’s history. For the first time, the calendar spans 11 international regattas, mostly on the Mediterranean Circuit, encompassing Italian, French and Spanish rounds, and the North American Circuit, held entirely in New England. As per tradition, the season opens in April with the big Caribbean Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta which has now reached its 27th edition. From the 12th – 19th of July, the fleet will make its way to Cowes on the Isle of Wight for the Panerai British Classic Week, before wrapping up the season in Cannes at the end of September.

Founded in Florence in 1860 as a workshop, shop and school of watch-making, for many decades Officine Panerai supplied the Italian Navy in general, and its specialist diving corps in particular, with precision instruments. The designs developed by Panerai in that time, including the Luminor and Radiomir, were covered by the Military Secrets Act for many years and were launched on the international market only after the brand was acquired by the Richemont Group in 1997. Today Officine Panerai develops and crafts its movements and watches at its Neuchâtel manufacture. The latter are a seamless melding of Italian design flair and history with Swiss horological expertise. Panerai watches are sold across the world through an exclusive network of distributors and Panerai boutiques. 



  • Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta      

17 – 22 April 2014

  • Les Voiles d'Antibes                       

4 – 8 June 2014

  • Argentario Sailing Week                                         

19 – 22 June 2014

  • Vele d’Epoca a Napoli

2 – 6 July 2014

  • Panerai British Classic Week, Cowes

12 – 19 July 2014

  • Corinthian Classic Yacht Regatta, Marblehead

8 – 10 August 2014

  • Opera House Cup, Nantucket

13 – 17 August 2014

  • Copa del Rey de Barcos de Epoca, Mahon

26 – 30 August 2014

  • Museum of Yachting Classic Yacht Regatta, Newport

29 – 31 August 2014

  • Vele d’Epoca di Imperia

10 – 14 September 2014

  • Régates Royales, Cannes

23 – 27 September 2014