Mariska, Chinook, Encounter, Tabasco 5 take the Panerai prizes at Les Voiles D’Antibes

 

 

 

Sunday, June 4, brought the announcement of the winners of the first round of the 2017 Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge’s Mediterranean Circuit. At the conclusion of the 22nd edition of Les Voiles d’Antibes, the yachts Mariska (Big Boats), Chinook (Vintage Yachts), Encounter (Classic Yachts) and Tabasco 5 (Spirit of Tradition) took home the coveted Panerai watches awarded as prizes for the four main categories for the 13th consecutive year by the Florentine luxury sports Watch-maker.

The 80 classic and vintage vessels that took part in the French Riviera event competed in four races, with a different course each day.

The second stage of the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge is the Argentario Sailing Week at Porto Santo Stefano in Tuscany, which takes place between June 14 and 18.

In honor of its historic links to the sea, Officine Panerai has promoted classic sailing culture for many years through its sponsorship of the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge, the leading international circuit for these vintage craft.