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Sail 4 Cancer In The USA!

26 July 2010

Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge logoSail 4 Cancer is proud to announce a partnership with Officine Panerai to commemorate the first North American circuit for vintage and classic yachts.

New England vintage and classic yacht owners and skippers are gearing up for what promises to be the most exciting North American Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge ever.  For its sixth consecutive season, Officine Panerai announces the title sponsorship of the 2010 Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge with the inclusion this year of the Corinthian Classic Yacht Regatta in Marblehead, MA.  The addition of the Corinthian Classic Yacht Regatta (6-8 August) to PCYC’s Opera House Cup (12-15 August, Nantucket, MA) and the Museum of Yachting Classic Yacht Regatta (3-5 September, Newport, RI) completes the first-ever vintage and classic racing circuit for North America.

This highly-celebrated New England-based annual event is part of the overall Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge, which sponsors vintage and classic yacht regattas in Antigua, the Mediterranean and Cowes, Isle of Wight (U.K.) and marks one of the largest and most competitive vintage and classic yachting circuits in the world.  The roster of worthy competitors in each regatta has increased each year since the PCYC’s inception in 2005.  Every season yachting enthusiasts from around the globe attend the PCYC regattas to compete, reconnect with each other and marvel at the world’s most beautiful sailing craft.

The many parallels between the sport of classic yachting and the making of Panerai timepieces are celebrated with Officine Panerai’s annual sponsorship of the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge. Skilled yachtsmen and classic yachting enthusiasts hold a devotion to their vessels and to the sport of sailing that is akin to the loyalty Panerai owners have for their watches and to the intricate world of haute horlogerie.

Sail 4 Cancer USA

To commemorate the first-ever North American PCYC racing circuit, Officine Panerai is giving back to each community that hosts the PCYC by partnering with Sail 4 Cancer, a charity which provides healing and respite days for those who have endured or are currently enduring cancer treatments, and with the local cancer hospitals and clinics who lovingly treat these patients on a daily basis.

For 2010, beginning with Marblehead and Nantucket, Panerai has invited esteemed oncologists and cancer researchers for a ‘PCYC / Sail 4 Cancer Day’ whereby they can enjoy a day of sailing or racing on a classic yacht while having the opportunity to speak to members of the press about their latest research and success stories.  For their patients, Officine Panerai will provide a donation on behalf of the local hospitals and clinics which will allow cancer-stricken individuals of all ages and their caretakers to enjoy relaxing and rejuvenating days of sailing on a beautiful vessel, throughout the entire sailing season.

About Officine Panerai

Officine Panerai, a manufacturer of fine Italian-designed, Swiss-made watches, represents a unique combination of the brand’s Florentine tradition as precision instrument and watch-makers for the Italian Royal Navy, elegant design, and the finest craftsmanship in the world.  Each model expresses authenticity, creativity, passion and a specific DNA that always harkens back to the brand’s Florentine roots and to the sea.

Panerai watches are sold exclusively through an international network of authorised retailers and in Panerai boutiques around the world.  In North America, Panerai boutiques can be found in Manhattan and Beverly Hills.  Officine Panerai is part of Richemont Group.

Sail 4 Cancer In The USA!
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