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Top 6 pictures from Panerai British Classic Week

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The venue

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Last week saw one of the most prestigious events in the British yacht regatta calendar return to Cowes for its 15th year. The 2016 Panerai British Classic Week attracted entries from as far afield as Australia and New Zealand.

Cowes Yacht Haven (pictured above) played host to a fleet of more than 50 classic and modern classic yachts, including the 29 metre gaff cutter Mariquita, which dates back to 1911. One of the most beautiful classic sailing yachts of all time, Mariquita has a long and storied history. She had several years of racing success under her belt before World War One broke out and she was later moved to Norway. She was extensively restored in 1987 by Fairlie Yachts of Southampton.

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The racing

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Of course, the key attraction of Panerai British Classic Week is the close quarters racing, with several elegant yachts vying for first place.

Estrella (pictured here crossing Le Rayon Vert) was one of the most successful yachts at the event, winning three out of the six races in the Classic 4 (Classics) category.

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The history

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Panerai British Classic Week is renowned for attracting some truly historic yachts, and this year's event was no exception.

One of the oldest vessels in this year’s fleet was the 22 metre Bristol Channel pilot cutter Mascotte (pictured above). Built by Thomas Cox in 1904, this former working boat was refitted as a yacht after World War One and has been raced, cruised and chartered in northern Europe since 1994.

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