79 classic yachts sailed in perfect conditions in the 37th edition of the Régates Royales-Trophée Panerai in Cannes last week.
The Régates Royales celebrated its 37th anniversary in style in September, with more than 150 boats, divided into classics, vintage, metric classes and Dragons, racing off the Bay of Cannes.
For the ninth year running the Régates Royales played host to the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge’s final act – which helps ensure a stunning collection of classics (60 yachts in the fleet were classic or vintage class).
These included 19th Century dames like Marigold (Charles Nicholson, 1892) and Bona Fide (Charles Sibbick, 1899), the breathtaking 15m classes Mariska and Tuiga, the big stunners like Moonbeam (1903) and Elena, plus the original wooden J-Class Shamrock V.
The Dragons, which celebrate their 86th anniversary this year, always have a competitively healthy showing at Cannes.
Germany’s Michael Schmidt (M3) won the racing in this year’s 38-strong fleet.
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