This morning we headed out for a crew training day. There were light conditions initially that slowly built while the new crew gained confidence. With only 9 on board today we have a further 6 arriving tomorrow to turn it up a gear and be race ready for friday morning.”
Thursday (11th June) evening we left the port of Viareggio in good time before the southerlies started pumping making departure impossible. The sun was setting as we negotiated the sand banks and we sailed on down to Porto Santo Stefano for Panerai’s Argentario Sailing Week. All is quiet at the moment but in a few days time there will be 40+ classics lining the dock and the hustle and bustle that goes with them. Hope to see you there!
“The first regatta of our season took us to the 20th edition of Les Voiles d’Antibes which successfully lived up to all expectations. Although the wind gods were not on our side blowing light each day we still managed to clinch 4th position in 3 races, and considering our rivals are considerably lighter than us we were delighted with the result. Panerai, of course, put on a wonderful show as usual with great hospitality ashore in the tent and with a lovely dinner on the dock under the gleaming varnished spas of the 70 strong classic yacht fleet.”
The first Panerai event in the Mediterranean is just around the corner and our voyage from Viareggio to Les Voiles D’Antibes over the last 24 hours was blessed with flat seas and easy ‘sailing’. We also had a guest on board captured in these photos.