Every year in the third weekend of August, the island of Nantucket (Massachusetts, USA), a prestigious tourist resort south of the celebrated peninsula of Cape Cod, hosts the Opera House Cup, the second leg of the North American Circuit of the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge.
The Opera House Cup takes its name from the eponymous venue whose owner, in 1973, had the idea of organising a regatta reserved for wooden sail boats, and it is the oldest regatta of this kind to take place along the East Coast of the United States. Every year, a large fleet of vintage boats gathers, giving life to a unique and thrilling spectacle against the backdrop of marvellous scenery offered by the location.
Years Running: 40
Yacht Club: Nantucket Community Sailing (Nantucket, RI – USA) Founded: 1994