23 四月, 2012AT THE STARTING LINE WITH PANERAI CLASSIC YACHTS CHALLENGE 2012: SETTING SAIL FROM ANTIGUA
Behind every antique boat is a story. The story of the masters that designed and built it, the story of the owner, the story of the captains that sailed the world’s bluest seas for adventure, challenge or pure pleasure. Now, on the occasion of the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta (19-24 April 2012), which opens the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge 2012 season (its eighth edition), Antigua’s incomparable scenery gets the chance to tell these stories. More than 50 antique boats are waiting off the idyllic Caribbean island to celebrate the 25th anniversary of this classic event in the world of antique sailing. Yet centre stage will surely belong to Eilean, the Bermudan ketch built in 1936 in the Fife shipyards, recently come home to the island where she spent the last decades of her fascinating existence before a
long restoration by Officine Panerai. Eilean’s return to Antigua has been christened with a new site dedicated to boating (www.eilean.it), allowing visitors to learn about the boat’s every technical and historical detail, follow its movement in real time on a map and read about Captain Andrew Cully’s adventures on his personal blog.