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2018-11-29 - Xarifa, yachting with magnificence

Sail cathedral, sea giant, Pacific explorer, movie star, the schooner Xarifa with her history has known many of lives. On January 8th, she will be on the start-line of the Panerai Transat Classique 2019 in Lanzarote,... Read more …

2018-11-23 - Eilean, regular of transatlantics

The ketch Eilean, built in 1936 by the legendary William Fife Shipyard in Scotland, owned by the Italian watchmaker Panerai, will participate in the Panerai Transat Classic 2019, in January, between Lanzarote and... Read more …

2018-07-10 - PANERAI, sea lovers

Panerai returns as the main partner of the Transat Classique for the third time. The Italian high-end watchmaking brand again brings its image of timeless elegance to the race. Read more …

2018-07-10 - The Race Director, The guarantor of a successful race

The Race Director holds a major role in the race organisation and his actions go far beyond simply following the event. François Séruzier, Race Director of the Panerai Transat Classique 2019, lists the different... Read more …

2018-05-06 - A very open race

Day after day, organizers at the Panerai Transat Classique 2019 receive registrations, providing a good occasion to give a quick overview of the first competitors that have already signed up for the race. The fleet... Read more …

2018-01-31 - THE PANERAI TRANSAT CLASSIQUE IS OFF AGAIN!

The fourth Panerai Transat Classique starts in early January 2019, a transatlantic race for classic yachts between Lanzarote and Christophe Harbour, St Kitts Read more …

2015-01-27 - A MAGICAL EVENING

Last night, in the luxurious setting of the Domaine de la Pagerie, the winners of the Panerai Transat Classique 2015 received their prizes. Amid the warm applause of all the sailors taking part in the race Yves Lagane,... Read more …

2015-01-26 - ALTAIR, AN EXCEPTIONAL WINNER

Altair, Argyll and Gweneven taking the podium brings to a close a thrilling Panerai Transat Classique 2015. This edition of the transoceanic race will go down as one of the finest thanks to the high quality of the... Read more …

2015-01-25 - DESIDERATA - A DREAM FULFILLED (updated on 26 january)

Crossing the line at 10.58 p.m. local time (02 :58 GMT), Desiderata is the final competitor in the Panerai Transat Classique 2015 to fetch Fort-de-France after 17 days 12 hours and 47 minutes of ocean sailing. Read more …

2015-01-23 - 23 JANUARY - A FLURRY OF FINISHERS

Today, 23 January, will forever remain in the memories of those taking part in the Panerai Transat Classique with six contenders for a place on the podium crossing the finishing line in Fort-de-France Bay in the space... Read more …

2015-01-23 - VAGABUNDO II - NINTH IN REAL TIME

Vagabundo II crossed the finish line of the Panerai Transat Classique in Martinique at 16:46 local time. Her racing time is 16 d 06h 35' 04" in real time // 15 d 09h 31' 54" in corrected time. Read more …

2015-01-23 - THE BLUE PETER - SEVENTH IN REAL TIME

The Blue Peter crossed the finish line of the Panerai Transat Classique in Martinique at 10:07 local time. Her racing time is 15 d 23h 56' 33" in real time // 16 d 10h 23' 08" in corrected time. Read more …

2015-01-23 - ADVENTURESS - SIXTH IN REAL TIME

Adventuress crossed the finish line of the Panerai Transat Classique in Martinique at 05:57 local time. Her racing time is 15 d 21h 18' 35" in real time // 16 d 07h 04' 16" in corrected time. Read more …

2015-01-23 - CORTO - FIFTH IN REAL TIME

Corto crossed the finish line of the Panerai Transat Classique in Martinique at 05:57 local time. Her racing time is 15 d 19h 46' 20" in real time // 15 d 17h 54' 40" in corrected time. Read more …

2015-01-23 - GWENEVEN - HEIGHT IN REAL TIME

Gweneven crossed the finish line of the Panerai Transat Classique in Martinique at 13:58 local time. Her racing time is 16 d 03h 47' 24" in real time // 15 d 07h 35' 10" in corrected time. Read more …

2015-01-23 - FAIAOAHE - FOURTH IN REAL TIME

Faiaoahé crossed the finish line of the Panerai Transat Classique in Martinique at 03:21 local time. Her racing time is 15 d 17h 10' 00" in real time // 17 d 15h 58'22" in corrected time. Read more …

2015-01-23 - ETA UPDATED ON 22 JANUARY AT 21:00 (Martinique time)

FAIAOAHE - 23 january 03:30 // CORTO - 23 january 04:30 // ADVENTURESS - 23 january 05:00 // THE BLUE PETER - 23 january 12:00 // GWENEVEN - 23 january 15:00 // VAGABUNDO II - 23 january 17:00 // DESIDERATA - 25... Read more …

2015-01-23 - ARGYLL - FLAT OUT ALL THE WAY

When the wind began to blow, Argyll hove in sight. In the course of the afternoon the Stephens design from 1948 crossed the finishing line of the Panerai Transat Classique 2015. To be precise, at 16:46:44 hours local... Read more …

2015-01-22 - AMAZON - A GRACEFUL SECOND

It was a long night. Amazon maintained the suspense right up to the last moment, revising her ETA by an hour... every hour! But above all it was a long night for those aboard because when she finally crossed the... Read more …

2015-01-21 - AMAZON, SO CLOSE … AND SO FAR

The race goes on. One arrives but nine are still at sea and we don’t forget about the other competitors of the Panerai Transat Classique 2015. According to the latest estimated time of arrival, Amazon, second in real... Read more …

2015-01-21 - ALTAIR, WHO ELSE ?

The big gaff schooner from 1931 has won, in real time, the Panerai Transat Classique 2015. A remarkable performance for Altair and her crew who gave it their all right up to the finishing line. And they had to, because... Read more …

2015-01-20 - ALTAIR, HER MAJESTY

At 13 hours 23 minutes and 53 seconds (Martinique Time), Altair, majestic schooner of 1931, crossed the finish line of the Panerai Transat Classique 2015 in first position (in real time). Read more …

2015-01-19 - FIRST BOAT ARRIVES TOMORROW

The coming hours are going to be long, very long. The trade wind has weakened as predicted. All the competitors in the Panerai Transat Classique 2015 are affected and their speeds have dipped below the seven knot mark.... Read more …

2015-01-18 - Day 12: Just for the pleasure

They’re coming. After several days of very lively conditions, the competitors in the Panerai Transat Classique 2015 are nearing the Caribbean and finally enjoying some fine weather. The scoreboard has yet to deliver... Read more …

2015-01-16 - DAY 10: A NEW RACE STARTS

With minimal distance between the competitors, nothing can be taken for granted in this edition of the Panerai Transat Classique. Quietening down initially in the west, the faltering trade wind will give the fleet the... Read more …

2015-01-15 - DAY 9: WHAT IF THE TRADE WINDS STOP?

One comes first, everybody after him. The Panerai Transat Classique 2015 competitors are tireless. Like Corto who has been turning on the turbo mode sailing more than 200 nm over the last 24 hours. Read more …

2015-01-14 - DAY 8: BOWLING ALONG

At the midway point already, the competitors of the Panerai Transat Classique 2015 have been clocking up averages to make your head spin and could cross the finishing line as early as 19 January. Morale aboard is high... Read more …

2015-01-13 - DAY 7: FIGHTING EVERYWHERE

For sure, the Panerai Transat Classique 2015 is nothing like a normal race. After 6 intense days at sea with demanding weather that could have damaged both the yachts and the sailors, all competitors remain focused and... Read more …

2015-01-12 - DAY 6: FASTER! HIGHER! HARDER!

Despite the physically demanding first few days of race the crews of the Panerai Transat Classique 2015 are continuing to push their “old ladies” as hard as they can. With such a marked contrast in the strategies... Read more …

2015-01-11 - DAY 5 : WE ARE CHARLIE

In this republican day, the universal values ​​of Liberty, Equality and Fraternity – very much present for seafarers – find back a strenght too often overlooked. Read more …

2015-01-11 - DAY 4 : NO TIME TO REST

It’s been an incredibly intense few hours, pure cut and thrust! Every refresh of the chart produces a new leader. For the last few updates it seemed as if Altair was well established at the head of the pack, both in... Read more …

2015-01-09 - DAY 3 : FOOT TO THE FLOOR

The competitors in the Panerai Transat Classique 2015 wasted no time in getting stuck into the business of racing. With plenty of wind and a lively sea, it all got going very quickly... and the crews are loving every... Read more …

2015-01-08 - NEWS FROM THE SEA

SCHOONER ADVENTURESS, FROM THE SHIPS LOG AND FROM THE SHIPS POET! - The Lanzarote lead-up to the Panerai Transat 2015 race from the Canary Islands to Martinique had a gentle urgency during daytime-on-deck preparation... Read more …

2015-01-07 - STARTING AS THEY MEAN TO GO

At 2.11 p.m. Lanzarote time the competitors of the Panerai Transat Classique 2015 launched themselves into the 2,800 mile race to Fort-de-France. And the show was spectacular! Read more …

2015-01-07 - D-DAY : WIND, WAVES ... AND MORE WIND!

With just hours to go before the starting gun fires, the competitors of the Panerai Transat Classique 2015 are following the weather reports with keen interest, the latest forecast being for strong winds and a cross... Read more …

2015-01-06 - MAGICAL NIGHT IN LANZAROTE

The Panerai Transat Classique 2015 gala dinner took place in a magical setting. Read more …

2015-01-04 - SAFETY ... IN THE SHADOW OF THE VOLCANOES

After the Race Committee’s safety briefing yesterday evening the competitors took advantage of some free time this morning to tour Lanzarote, and in particular the volcanic plains so vividly depicted by local Canarian... Read more …

2015-01-03 - PREPARE TO BOARD!

Visit from the kids of the Real Club Náutico de Arrecife, on-board work ; a day full of activities at Marina Lanzarote, after the Panerai Transat Classique 2015 opening cocktail, yesterday night. Read more …

2015-01-03 - WELCOME IN ARRECIFE

Yesterday night, all the crew were welcomed in the Real Club Nautico de Arrecife. Read more …

2015-01-02 - D-5, GEARING UP FOR THE START

With official proceedings now in progress, the start of the Panerai Transat Classique 2015 is only a matter of days away. January 7 is becoming an exciting reality as the activity on the pontoons increases and every... Read more …

2015-01-01 - Happy New Year from Lanzarote!

The organizers and partners of the Panerai Transat Classique 2015 wish you all the best for the coming year. May it be twelve months of superlative sailing and meeting inspiring people, and may your dreams come true! Read more …

2014-12-27 - ADVENTURESS ARRIVED IN LANZAROTE

Adventuress arrived late last night after an excellent sail down with following winds and good seas. Read more …

2014-12-23 - ALTAÏR IN LANZAROTE

With just a few sleeps till Christmas, the fleet of the Panerai Transat Classique 2015 is continuing to arrive at the rallying point of Marina Lanzarote. Saturday evening Altair, the big gaff schooner designed by... Read more …

2014-12-21 - MARTINIQUE, READY TO WELCOME YOU!

The arrival of the Panerai Transat Classique 2015 in Fort-de-France is going to be friendly, fun and unforgettable thanks to the enthusiastic support of Martinique Tourist Board. In a word, it’s going to be fantastic! Read more …

2014-12-18 - MARTINIQUE YOLES , AN OTHER SENSE OF TRADITION

A yole race will be held during the Grand Parade which, on 25 January 2015, will see the fleet of the Panerai Transat Classique out sailing on the waters of Fort Bay. The event promises to be spectacular. Read more …

2014-12-17 - HAPPY BIRTHDAY DESIDERATA

Desiderata, the stunning John Alden designed ketch that was conceived in 1944, but built in 1975, celebrates her 40th Birthday in 2015. "This makes her the youngest member of out Team" jokes owner/skipper Stuart... Read more …

2014-12-15 - LATEST NEWS FROM THE FLEET

Latest news from the fleet include the delivery of Gweneven to Lanzarote, an update on Corto and the abandon of Xarifa. Read more …

2014-12-08 - THREE QUESTIONS TO ...

Karine Roy -Camille , President of the Martinique Tourism Committee Read more …

2014-12-08 - THE COUNTDOWN HAS STARTED

With just thirty days to the start of the Panerai Transat Classique, the competitors are looking forward to testing their mettle before the main event as they enter the final phase of their preparation: the delivery to... Read more …

2014-12-06 - BOOK YOUR STAY, MARTINIQUE IS WAITING FOR YOU!

Hotels, car rental, flights ... benefit from our partners offers and come to Martinique to welcome the Panerai Transat Classique legendary yachts. Read more …

2014-12-05 - ‘BEL AMI’ - A CHALLENGE OF ELEGANCE AND PASSION

The ‘Bel Ami’ challenge was born, taking into account the values, spirit, emotion and ambition shared by the great yachtsmen and the mind-frame of Guy de Maupassant... Read more …

2014-12-02 - Set_sail_with_the_Transat_Classique_2015!

Ever dreamed of crossing the Atlantic on a classic yacht? Well thanks to the Panerai Transat Classique 2015, now’s your chance! Read more …

2014-11-28 - DUELLING DRAGONS

The Panerai Transat Classique 2015, already a transatlantic race like no other, has taken on a whole new dimension with the entry of two vessels designed by William Fife III, the schooners Altair and Adventuress.... Read more …

2014-11-24 - AIR CARAÏBES ON BOARD FOR THE PANERAI TRANSAT CLASSIQUE

Friends, family, media, partners, crew, skipper... whatever your link to the Panerai Transat Classique 2015, you’ll all be looking closely at flights to Martinique to be there at the finishing line. Good news: the... Read more …

2014-11-18 - EVENTS IN LANZAROTE

Have a look at the program in Lanzarote and be prepared to enjoy the island from December 31 to January 7, 2015 Read more …

2014-11-18 - A LEGENDARY YACHT FOR A LEGENDARY RACE

With 1931 gaff schooner Altair taking the starting line on 7 January 2015 off Lanzarote, this is confirmation - if confirmation were needed - of the Panerai Transat Classique’s burgeoning reputation in the lively... Read more …

2014-11-10 - LANZAROTE, READY TO WELCOME YOU!

The brand new Lanzarote Marina has just opened. At the heart of the island’s capital, the marina has all the facilities your yacht needs, and the crew can enjoy a varied choice of shops and restaurants. Read more …

2014-10-19 - THREE QUESTIONS FOR ...

D. José A. Calero Rodríguez, Calero Marinas Read more …

2014-10-16 - FIRST ARRIVAL IN LANZAROTE

With four months to go before the start of the Panerai Transat Classique 2015, Amazon, a Stephens design, is the first of the participating vessels to tie up in Marina Lanzarote. Yann Salaün, one of the delivery crew... Read more …

2014-09-02 - THE SEASON IS OVER, LONG LIVE THE SEASON!

Autumn is coming and already the memory of this summer’s sailing is beginning to fade. Read more …

2014-08-26 - RACE PREPARATION : THE WEATHER

Running in the trades is, for sailors, synonymous with a fast and comfortable Atlantic crossing. However, while many a sailing manual and high-seas literary adventure might agree that January is an ideal time of the... Read more …

2014-08-16 - AN APP TO DOWNLOAD - PANERAI GUIDE TO CLASSIC YACHTS

To celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge, the famous international race series for classic yachts, Officine Panerai has launched a new iPad and iPhone app in English and Italian.... Read more …

2014-08-13 - RACE PREPARATION : RETURN SHIPPING

The organizers of the Panerai Transat Classique 2015 have negotiated special rates with British company Peters & May Ltd to ship yachts back to Europe after the race. Here are the main features of the Southampton-based... Read more …

2014-08-01 - THREE QUESTIONS FOR ...

Guillaume de la TULLAYE, owner of the Saint-Salomon Read more …

2014-07-18 - PREPARATION - COMMUNICATION AND SAFETY

Whether it’s about getting the latest weather forecast, letting landlubbers know your position in the race or – heaven forbid – alerting search and rescue services, communications are of paramount importance at... Read more …

2014-07-11 - Transatlantic challenges: the Panerai Transat Classique and creating links between Europe and the USA

An evening organized by Officine Panerai and the European Excellence Network* at the exclusive Yacht Club de France, saw leading figures from varied backgrounds debate on the theme “Transatlantic challenges: the... Read more …

2014-06-06 - HAPPY BIRTHDAY, PANERAI CLASSIC YACHTS CHALLENGE !

The Atlantic Yacht Club and its chairman Olivier Pécoux congratulate the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge on reaching its 10th anniversary. Read more …

2014-06-03 - Even classics need to charge their batteries

They say faith can move mountains but in today's world if you want to move your yacht across the ocean safely, you need to produce electricity. Let's take a look at the current solutions. Read more …

2014-05-27 - OLD LADIES OF THE SEA GET READY TO RACE ACROSS THE ATLANTIC!

The starting gun of the 3rd edition of the only transatlantic race for classic yachts will be fired in a little over seven months and already many sailboats have signed up. This great start shows just how much interest... Read more …

2014-05-06 - Three questions for...

Olivier Pécoux, chairman of the Atlantic Yacht Club. Read more …

2014-04-22 - A promising start

We're less than a month since the official launch of the Panerai Transat Classique 2015 and requests for information have been pouring in. Already several yachts have filled in their early-bird registration form. Read more …

2014-04-03 - Transatlantic racing at its finest

Expect some exciting but elegant racing in the Panerai Transat Classique 2015 as some of the very finest sailing yachts compete for a place on the podium. Read more …

2014-03-10 - 3,000 nautical miles of classic sailing from Lanzarote to Martinique

MARCH 2014 - The fascinating volcanic Canary Island of Lanzarote and exotic Martinique in the Caribbean Lesser Antilles are the departure and arrival ports for the Panerai Transat Classique 2015, the next edition of the... Read more …