After the French stage at Antibes, the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge 2012 now moves on to Tuscany for the second round of the Mediterranean Circuit.
The Argentario Sailing Week at Porto Santo Stefano is on its 14th outing this year and, between today and Sunday 17th, plays host to the classic and vintage fleet as its members compete on one of Italy’s best-‐loved and windiest courses between Giannella beach and the village of Talamone.
The boats are sailing into Santo Stefano today for registration and measurement checks. They’ll be tied up along the Molo della Pilarella dock right in the very centre of this charming little Tuscan town. In the evening, the crews are invited to welcome cocktails at the elegant waterside clubhouse of the Yacht Club Santo Stefano, which is organising the technical aspects of the event.
The three scheduled regattas take place between Friday and Sunday. The public will be able to watch the action both from the sea and from the promenade which directly overlooks the turquoise waters of the bay.
The Regatta Village will be situated just in front of the dockside and will play host to a variety of social events. The Panerai Lounge, located at the back of the regatta administrative office, is a meeting point for owners and crews who can also gather there to discuss results and hone their strategies.