18th edition of Les Voiles d'Antibes - Trophée Panerai
by Raphael Montigneaux
The 18th edition of Les Voiles d'Antibes closed its doors yesterday after four days of regattas between 65 classic sailing yachts.
Part of the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge, Les Voiles d'Antibes is the first regatta in 2013 for these stately ladies in the Mediterranean. Divided into eight categories this year, the fleet flagship was the beautiful 49.5m schooner Eleonora.
Mariska won the 'Big Boats' category, Savannah the 'Spirit of Tradition' category, Leonore the 'Epoque Marconi' category (above 15m), Duet the 'Epoque Aurique' category (below 23m), Helen K33 the 'Epoque Marconi' category (below 15m), Sagittarius the 'Classique Marconi Racer' category, Ea the 'Classique Marconi' category and Speedbird won the 'Super Tofinou' category.