Yet another sunny, warm summer day for day two of the 14th Argentario Sailing Week, part of the Mediterranean Circuit of the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge 2013. Today’s winners are Skylark of 1937, (Vintage > 15mt), Sirius (Vintage < 15mt), Il Moro di Venezia (Classic > 15 mt), Sagittarius (Classic >12 mt), Namib (Classic < 12 mt), Wianno (Spirit of Tradition), and Mariette of 1915 (Big Boats).
After six races and a discard, Tara, owner MariaCristina Rapisarda, continues to lead in the 5.5 SI class with an impressive six consecutive victories.
On the race course the over 40 yachts from six nations had a very light westerly 6-8 knot breeze. Today Vintage, Classic, Spirit of Tradition and Big boat classes all sailed around the same 17 mile course: from Porto Santo Stefano up to Talamone, then rounding the mark and following the coastline along the Giannella beach. Yet another mark rounding, bow towards the Island of Giglio, mark and then back towards Porto Santo Stefano. The 5.5 SI class instead completed three windward-leeward races.
Back on shore sailors enjoyed an Oyster Cocktail with Bortolomiol sparkling wine while in the Panerai lounge appetizers and cocktails were being served as well. Tomorrow Sunday 16 June, the Prize giving Ceremony will be followed by a Farewell cocktail held at the Race Village in in Piazza dei Rioni.
After the second day of racing the top three in every class are:
Big Boats: 1.Mariquita (George Newman); 2.Mariette of 1915 (owner Tropical Shores); 3.Cambria (owner Chris Barkham).
Vintage > 15mt: 1. Skylark of 1935 (owner Tony Morse); 2. Leonore (owner Brad Swain); 3. Stormy Weather (Christopher Spray).
Vintage < 15mt: 1. Sirius (owner Paolo Zannoni); 2. Oriole (owner Historical Boat Review); 3. Almaran New York (owner Manuel Lopez).
Classic > 15 mt: 1. Il Moro di Venezia I, (owner Massimiliano Ferruzzi); 2.Stella Polare (Marina Militare); 3.Capricia (Marina Militare).
Classic >12 mt: 1. Sagittarius (owner Thierry & Frederic Lafitte); 2. Chin Blu (owner Giuseppe Caruso); 3. Outlaw (owner Mike Horsley).
Classic < 12 mt: Namib (owner Pietro Bianchi); 2. Marina di Venezia (owner Giovanni Poggi); 3. Ardi (CN Versilia).
Spirit of Tradition: 1. Wianno (owner Yula Sambui); 2. Mida (owner Alessandro Porcelloni); 3. Prelude (owner Giovanni Imperatore).
5.5 SI: 1. Tara (owner MariaCristina Rapisarda); 2. Volina (owner Fabrizio Cavazza); 3. Manuela V (owner Guido Tommasi).
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Daily awards for the first of each division in classes Vintage, Classic, Spirit of Tradition, Big Boats and 5.5 SI. Officine Panerai will award a silver plate for the first, second, and third in each division in the Vintage, Classic, Spirit of Tradition, Big Boats and 5.5 SI classes. Overall winners in classes Classic, Vintage, Big Boat and Spirit of Tradition will receive a Officine Panerai watch.
The Argentario Sailing Week is part of the Mediterranean Circuit of the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge 2013. The opening stage was Les Voiles d’Antibes (29 May – 2 June 2013). It is followed by the Argentario Sailing Week in Porto Santo Stefano, Vele d’Epoca in Naples (26-30 June), X Copa del Rey de Barcos de Epoca in Mahon (27-31 August). The final event will take place in Cannes with the Régates Royales (24-28 September 2013).
Argentario Sailing Week
by Tessa Wiechmann
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