In September 2016, Moonbeam IV (Big Ship), Chinook (Classic Sailing), Il Moro di Venezia I (Classic Sailing) and Kookaburra III (Traditional Spirit) at the 19th Vele d’Epoca di Imperia Winning the coveted Panerai watch. The tournament ended on September 11 in Imperia, Italy. In the third Mediterranean race of the 2016 Panerai Classic Sailing Challenge, the participating teams accepted the alternate challenge of the coastal and triangular channels. The day was clear and the wind was about 15 浬 per hour.
The 70 participating fleet gathered in Imperia, a spectacle, not only attracted thousands of nautical experts and sailing fans, but also attracted a special VIP-New Zealand sailing helmsman Russell Coutts. After participating in the America’s Cup World Series in Toulon, France, he immediately moved to Imperia and boarded the sailboat Eilean, built in 1936 and owned by Panerai.
Russell Coutts is the 1984 Olympic gold medalist and five-time America’s Cup champion, and is one of the legends in the international maritime world. However, Imperia was the first time he took the helm of the classic sailing boat Eilean, and he still won one runner-up and two championships in three races in his group, with outstanding results. During the event, he wore the latest collection of the Florentine luxury sports watch brand: Luminor Submersible 1950 CarbotechTM 3 Days Automatic Automatic 3-day power reserve automatic professional diving carbon fiber watch, the case material is mainly composed of unique and innovative material carbon fiber.
However, the focus of the event is still on the sailing boat, and the champions of each group are particularly eye-catching. In addition to winning the race in 1914, the girder dhow Clipper Moonbeam I V won the most elegant sailing award. Other notable big ships in the same field include the Moonbeam of Fife (1903) and Hallowe’en (1926). All big ships come from the legendary Scottish Fife shipyard.
The girder dhow Chinook dates to the first century of launch and is one of four New York 40 sailing vessels that still sail today. Chinook stands out in the Imperia classical sailing group with one first and two second names, continuing the undefeated legend.
The Italian sailing boat Il Morodi Venezia I, hosted by legendary designer German Frers, has a length of 20.41 meters and won three championships, winning the championship of the classic sailing group. The sailing boat was first launched in 1976, owned and steered by Massimiliano Ferruzzi. This Bermuda dhow won the Panerai Classic Sailing Challenge in 2013 and 2015.
The other three winning ships are Kookaburra III in the traditional spirit group. This Australian sailing boat won the International 12-Metre in 1986 and the 26th America’s Cup in 1987. This 20-meter aluminum sailing boat participated in the Panerai race for the first time last year and achieved such a great result the following year.
Vele d’ Epoca di Imperia attracted other historic sailing ships to compete for the first time in the race. The 22-meter girder dhow Spartan was built in 1913 at the American Herreshoff shipyard. Sailing from Newport to the Mediterranean a few months ago, it is the only New York 50 to survive. On the other side, Java (1938) is the first Concordia schooner in history, creating more than 100 same-type sailing ships in the next decade. Java was also shipped from New Jersey to Italy to participate in the Classic Sailing category.
The Vele d’ Epoca di Imperia team is divided into 10 sub-groups. The winners of each group are as follows: Moonbeam IV (big ship), Chinook (classical dhow), Leonore (classical Marconi 1), Rowdy (classical Marconi 2), Eilean (classical Marconi 3), Namib (classic 1), Giraldilla (Classic 2), Huna II (Classic 3), Il Moro di Venezia I (Modern Classic), Kookaburra III (Traditional Spirit).
The fourth and final race of the 2016 Panerai Classic Sailing Challenge Mediterranean Tour will be held at the 38th Régates Royales de Cannes in France from September 18th to 25th, when the 2016 Panerai Cup sailing season wins The winner will be awarded the prize.