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Let 'er Reach!
Posted On: June 7, 2013

Ease 'er out and let 'er reach! That's what the Corinthian Classic Yacht Regatta is all about. We've said it before and we'll say it again: "Gentlemen don't beat!" Let's have some fun. There's plenty of sea room, free moorings, and some awesome social activities including the Marblehead Maritime Festival and a salute to the Hunt Designs.

The CCYR is presented by Officine Panerai (www.panerai.com), the title sponsor of the Panerai Classic Yacht Challenge Circuit that takes place in the Mediterranean, Marblehead, Nantucket and Newport. This year's Corinthian Classic will be held August 10th & 11th. www.corinthianclassic.org  While we can't take you back to the "golden age" of yachting, we don't think you can get any closer to some fine examples.

The CCYR offers a wide angle of opportunities with three categories of participation:

  1. The "Panerai fleet" is open to sailing vessels with a minimum waterline of 20', designed on or before 1970 and built using original methods and materials; wood, steel, or aluminum.
  2. The "Classic GRP"- (Glass Reinforced Plastic) - is for boats built of fiberglass and designed during the CCA era (on or before 1970).
  3. The "Spirit of Tradition fleet" is for those yachts designed with the intent to evoke traditional clean classic lines above the water line and modern underbodies below, and built after 1970.

A full set of Panerai Series and Corinthian Classic Yacht Regatta rules are available on our website.

Here's a snap shot of what you can expect:

  • The racing is done in "Pursuit" format - unique, safe, fun - and will be sailed with NO Spinnakers 
  • Long reaching legs will be emphasized and beats will be minimal (Gentlemen do not beat.)
  • Reasonable entry fee includes free mooring (First Come, First Serve) and an unrivaled skippers bag
  • Unsurpassed social events including this year's feature speaker, Sham Hunt
  • The Classic Rating Formula will be the standard for all boats and we will assist anyone without a rating to easily secure a certificate

Don't miss the opportunity to be a part of a classic yachting event - one of the fastest growing segments of yacht racing today. Join us in Marblehead for the Corinthian Classic on August 10th and 11th and in the spirit of Stanley Rosenfeld, we'll make sure that you get a great 8 x 10 photo of your boat - free.

Instructions to enter can be found on our website at www.corinthianclassic.org, or email bruce.dyson@comcast.net or timmyd616@gmail.com

Quick Links:
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