The 2015 North American Panerai Classic Yacht Challenge Winners

We have now completed all three Regattas of the North American Panerai Classic Yacht Challenge, and the 2015 NA Circuit trophy to the best overall yachts are Vintage class SIREN, a 45′ S&S designed NY-32, and in the Grand Prix class, DAGGER, a 1936 C. Raymond Hunt International 225.

The complete list of PCYC NA Circuit Division Class Winners:

Vintage Class:
Grand Classic – 1962 Philip L. Rhodes – WEATHERLY
Corinthian Classic – 1936 NY-32 S&S – SIREN
Day Racer – 1937 Adams Interclub – ADAMANT

Grand Prix Class:
Yacht – 47′ W-46, skippered by Wendy Schmidt – NASHUA
Day Racer – 1936 C.Raymond Hunt International 225 – DAGGER

 

Venue 3 – The MoY Classic Yacht Regatta (September 5-6)

The third and final regatta of the series was held in Newport, Rhode Island.

Saturday’s Weather Conditions: Light 2-13 mph
Sunday’s Weather Conditions: Gusting SSW 13-18 mph

 

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Vintage Class:
Grand Classic Winner: 1912 Philip L. Rhodes – WEATHERLY
Corinthian Classic Winner: 1936 NY-32 S&S – SIREN
Day Racer Winner: 1914 BB25 N.G. Herreshoff – MINK

Grand Prix Class:
Grand Prix Yacht Division: – W-Class Robert Stephens – NASHUA
Grand Prix Day Racer – 1936 (not modified) C.Raymond Hunt – DAGGER

 

Venue 2 – The Opera House Cup Regatta (August 16)

The second regatta was held under joint effort between the Nantucket and Great Harbor Yacht Clubs, Nantucket, Massachusetts. Weather conditions were light with 10-12 knt southwesterlies.

 

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The recently launched (June 15, 2015) German Frers designed (FOGGY) wins the overall trophy as the 43rd Opera House Cup Regatta winner.

The magnificent, last remaining Herreshoff New York 50, SPARTAN took second place overall honors, with the A. Sidney D. Herreshoff 2002 recreation GALAVANT taking third place overall honors.

Vintage Class:
Grand Classic Winner: 1912 N.G. Herreshoff  – SPARTAN
Corinthian Classic Winner: The 1926  B.B. Crowninshield – FORTUNE
Day Racer Winner: DOLPHIN

Grand Prix Class:
Grand Prix Yacht Division:  – 2015 German Frers – FOGGY
Grand Prix Day Racer – N.G. Herreshoff (recreation) – BAPPLE

 

Venue 1 – The Corinthian Classic Yacht Regatta (August 8-9)

The first regatta of the series was held at the Corinthian Yacht Club in Marblehead, Massachusetts and participants saw a mixture of weather conditions, ranging from light on Saturday to brisk conditions on Sunday that left half of the fleet DNF for race 2.

 

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The 1907 N.G. Herreshoff (NEITH) was the overall winner of the W. Starling Burgess Trophy, and was presented with the coveted PCYC prize – the Panerai Radiomir 1940 3 Days Acciaio – 47mm (PAM00514).

Vintage Class:
Grand Classic Winner: 1907 N.G. Herreshoff  – NEITH
Corinthian Classic Winner: The 1938 Sparkman & Stephens – BLACK WATCH
Day Racer Winner: 1937 Fred Goeller Designed – ADAMANT

Grand Prix Class:
Grand Prix Yacht Division:  – Taylor 54 – GLORY
Grand Prix Day Racer – 1936 C. Raymond Hunt – DAGGER

 

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