Panerai British Classic Week 2017 Celebrates the Grande Dames of the Sea

Saturday, 03 June 2017

Officine Panerai stays true to its nautical roots by supporting another year of Panerai British Classic Week

The membership of the BCYC now consists of more than eighty boats. In addition to the Club’s flagship annual regatta held in Cowes each July, the Club also organises a full programme of other racing, cruising and social activities in the Solent and on the East Coast, and supports the popular East Coast Classic Regatta in early June. BCYC yachts also participate in many important sailing events, including classic regattas in the Channel, Mediterranean and West Indies.

Following the announcement of the sponsorship of Team Oracle USA and SoftBank Japan at the America’s Cup, Officine Panerai are proud to continue their support of Panerai British Classic Week, taking place in Cowes, Isle of Wight between the 8th and 15th July 2017.

Now in its 16th year, the regatta has been part of the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge, the leading international circuit for classic and vintage sailing yachts, since 2010.  The  circuit  spans  10  of  the world’s  most  fascinating and  maritime  tradition-rich  regattas  on  a  calendar  that  has become a reference point for lovers of the stunning beauty, glorious history and absolute uniqueness of all classic craft. 

Each year, Panerai British Classic Week attracts some of the most beautiful classic yachts from the UK and Europe, many of them carrying a fascinating history. For the first time, last year’s edition saw teams from as far as Australia and New Zealand participate in the regatta, further confirming the importance of Panerai British Classic Week in the international racing circuit.   

Sean McMillan, British Classic Yacht Club Regatta Chairman said, “We are looking forward to another fantastic year welcoming old friends and new to what is the highlight of the classic racing calendar. The racing at Panerai British Classic Week has always been superb – well organised by the RYS and upholding the best Corinthian traditions. However, this year, further emphasis will also be given to the Concours d’Elegance and historical accuracy of the yachts so that the dedication of long-suffering owners will reap some much deserved recognition!”

As every year, participants and spectators will be able to enjoy the onshore entertainment and daily prize giving at the Panerai Lounge on Cowes Yacht Haven.

Entries for the regatta are now open and further information about Panerai British Classic Week can be found on the regatta website Those wishing to receive additional information should contact Mary Scott-Jackson on

Panerai British Classic Week 2016

Panerai British Classic Week 2017 Celebrates Grande Dames of the Sea

Regatta enquiries should be directed to:

Mary Scott-Jackson


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Regatta House, 18 Bath Road, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 7QN

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Last Updated ( Saturday, 03 June 2017 )