Argentario Sailing Week Review

With a healthy 41 competitors for Officine Panerai’s Argentario Sailing Week the lack of big boats was an initial talking point as the Mediterranean regatta itinerary just keeps getting busier and busier. However, those in attendance were of the highest quality and the racing was super competitive. The wind Gods played their part and brought fickle conditions on the first day of racing, as if to test the light air skills and patience of the crews, before slowly turning up the wind to a gorgeous 15 knots northerlies for the final days racing.

In the Vintage-160 class it was great to see the two New York 40‘s, Chinook(gaff) and Rowdy(bermudan), on the same start line vying for space but the S&S design Enterprise sailed extremely well to second place and the incredibly quick Anker Q class design Leonore took first place after three days of racing.

Other winners in each class were Tara Gettys’ Skylark(Vintage-200 Class), the New York 30 Linnet(Vintage+200 Class), Naif(Classic-160 Class), Madifra 2(Classic+160 Class) and the Wianno Senior Raindrop(Spirit of Tradition).

Images courtesy of Guido Cantini / Officine Panerai

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