Panerai Transat Classique – Christophe Harbour, St. Kitts
The fourth edition of the Panerai Transat Classique 2019 is due to set sail in January, crossing the Atlantic Ocean from the island of Lanzarote in the Canaries to Christophe Harbour in St. Kitts. The annual regatta for classic sailing yachts is sponsored by the Panerai watch brand and organized by the Atlantic Yacht Club in partnership with Comet Organization. It has firmly established itself as a leading fixture on the global yachting calendar. Over the course of approximately 14 days, classic sailing yachts of all varieties – many of which date back to nearly 100 years – will battle it out in a display of seafaring skill and respect for the ocean, as they cross the Atlantic. The famous sailing yacht regatta also works to raise the profile of St Kitts as a leading hub for yachting in the Caribbean.
Which Yachts will Participate in the Panerai Transat Classique in 2019?
Up to 20 classic yachts, ranging from 11m to 49m, and their 150-strong collective crew are expected to set sail under the strong trade winds, as they depart Arrecife on January 8th 2019. A number of iconic classic sailing yachts will compete in the Panerai Transat Classique in 2019, including the 1936-built 22m S/Y EILEAN, a stunning wooden ketch; S/Y COCH Y BONDHU, a 15m ketch that also dates back to 1936; the 14.8m S/Y STIREN from 1963, which won the first edition of the regatta in 2008; and the 50m, three-masted schooner S/Y XARIFA, which is instantly recognisable on the horizon.
When will the Panerai Transat Classique Take Place in 2019?
The next edition of the regatta will set sail on January 8th, 2019, concluding with the arrival of the final vessel. Spectators can track the action via a live tracking function.