• The 2019 Classic Yachts Challenge Series

    As we announced last Fall following the departure of Panerai as title sponsor and series organizer, CYOA has stepped in as administrator of the Classic Yachts Challenge Series.  For 2019, the series will be comprised of the same five regattas as 2018: the Corinthian Classic Yacht Regatta, the Nantucket Regatta, the Opera House Cup, the…

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  • From the Technical Committee: CRF MkII Update

    Classic yacht owners often ask, ‘Why do I have to revalidate our CRF MkII certificate every year?’   A: One reason is that since CRF relies entirely on owner declared data, it is important that they have the opportunity to review their declarations each year to be sure that they accurately reflect the way that they plan…

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  • Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta Preview

    Photo: Ellinor Walters From our friend Gilly Gobinet, who has a very long title, but generally just makes things work at ACYR… Now in its 32nd year, ACYR has a new look for 2018 – a new Committee, new courses, new upwind starts and two new classes. The new Chairman is Olympic sailor Carlo Falcone,…

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  • Classic Yachting Plan for 2019

    With Panerai’s intention to cease their support of classic yachting events in both Europe and the USA, the Classic Yacht Owners Association (CYOA) has announced plans to continue and expand the USA series formerly known as the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge. In the absence of Panerai as the Organizing Authority, the CYOA will work in partnership with…

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  • 2019 Calendar Posted

    Download your 2019 Classic Yachting Calendar or browse our Upcoming Events to mark your calendar.

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  • 2018 New England Classics Round-Up

      Classic Yachts fleet © Corey Silken / Panerai We kicked things off in early June in Newport with a panel discussion and movie screening at IYRS. We wound our way from Newport to Block Island and the Vineyard, then down east to Penobscot Bay and back to Marblehead, Nantucket, Narragansett Bay and Long Island…

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  • Columbia and Siren Triumph during Narragansett Bay Classic Yacht Rendezvous

    The inaugural Narragansett Bay Classic Yacht Rendezvous started on Thursday, August 23rd with the Newport to Bristol Feeder Race Sponsored by Gowrie Group and PURE Insurance. A total of 28 classic yachts sailed north in Narragansett Bay enjoying “champagne sailing” conditions before enjoying the Herreshoff Marine Museum‘s Living Boat Show and Welcome Cocktail Party. Panerai,…

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  • The Balance Between Corinthian Spirit and Competitive Edge

      Newport (RHODE ISLAND) – The summer season kicked off earlier this month at IYRS’ Restoration Hall when classic yachting enthusiasts gathered for a screening of a new documentary – NY40 MARILEE; Restoration of a Herreshoff Classic. Earlier that day, the 2018 graduating class celebrating “Launch Day” where a dozen restored classic boats from Beetle…

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  • The Yesteryear Regatta lives on in 2018

    San Diego (CALIFORNIA) – The sunset cannon rang out at SDYC, echoing across the hulls of the classic yachts gathered there for the kick off the Ancient Mariners Sailing Society 2018 Yesteryear regatta. On the front dock, SDYC members and friends mingled with crews, building excitement for the next day’s racing. With a 22 boat…

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  • Spring Launches

    By Ellinor Walters Just like melting snow, crocuses and baby animals are staples of spring, the denizens of coastal towns also expect to see new boats on the water.  Each new launch has her own story featuring an owner with a vision, a team of hardworking engineers, designers, and builders and a collaborative effort to make her float….

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