When Fred Meyer, the then Chairman of the International Eight Metre Class Association found Severn, a 1929 Eight Metre designed and built by William Fife III, he decided to restore her. There was only one drawback – her keel was missing! Many yachts laid up during World War II lost their keels to the war effort. […]
A Centenarian regatta in Sweden aims at a world record The centenarian regatta ”Hundraåringarnas Regatta i Mariefred”, Sweden, is an idea inspired by the Gstaad Yacht Club’s Centenarian race at St Tropez. The tongue in cheek purpose is to set a world record in the number of 100-year old yachts and older, racing in the […]
The Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image Contest is back and a pre-selection of the top 80 has been made. As always classic yachts play a large part and those who have made the final cut are displayed below. Click on the link after and below the images to be sent direct to the page to vote. […]
Regates Royales of Cannes – images from the last week of racing courtesy of Guido Cantini / Officine Panerai.
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 […]