Black Watch Overall Winner of North American Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge

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The Museum of Yachting (MoY) 32nd Annual Classic Yacht Regatta, sponsored by Italian luxury watch brand Officine Panerai, was held September 3-4 in Newport, R.I. and wrapped up the final segment of the second-annual North American Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge circuit.

Dozens of classic and vintage boats participated in nearly all of the three New England regattas which comprise the N.A. Circuit: Corinthian Classic Yacht Regatta (August 12-14, Marblehead, Mass.), Opera House Cup (August 18-21, Nantucket, Mass.) and MoY Classic Yacht Regatta (September 2-4, Newport, R.I.).

Gary Gregory, owner of Valiant, walked away with a Limited Edition Panerai timepiece as the overall winner of the MoY Classic Yacht Regatta, while Trevor Fetter’s Sparkman & Stephens yawl Black Watch received the trophy for the overall winner of the North American Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge. Meanwhile the W-76 Wild Horses, owned by Donald Tofias, won the circuit’s Spirit-of-Tradition Division Award. 

Each boat that was first-in-class in the following categories received an heirloom-quality Panerai Barometer which was presented by Panerai N.A. President Rafael Alvarez. The class winners were: Wild Horses, which won the Spirit of Tradition fleet; Valiant took first place in the classic non-spinnaker class; Belle, helmed by owner Joe Loughborough, won the 6-Meter division; Firefly captured the S-Boat class; and Columbia took first place in the 12-Meter class.

Jared Paul Stern

Jared Paul Stern has written for the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, the New York Times' T magazine, GQ, WWD, Vogue, New York magazine, Details, Hamptons magazine, Playboy, BlackBook, the New York Post, Bergdorf Goodman magazine and Luxist among others. The founding editor of the Page Six magazine, he has also served as a judge for everything from the International Best Dressed List to the Fo...(Read More)

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