Opera House Cup 2013

As part of the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge, classic and "Spirit of Tradition" yachts gathered on Nantucket for the annual Opera House Cup. Photos courtesy of Brian Sager Photography.

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100-year-old restored Herreshoff New York 50, Spartan, races in the Opera House Cup.Brian Sager Photography

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Equus, the winner of the Spirit of Tradition Division, leads a group of 12 Metres around the mark off Great Point during this year's Opera House Cup.Brian Sager Photography

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An impressive number of people packed Brant Point to watch the procession of boats going out to the start of the Opera House Cup.Brian Sager Photography

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Nantucket's Rainbow Fleet sails by Brant Point just prior to the start of the Opera House Cup, drawing large crowds of spectators.Brian Sager Photography

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Fortune and Northern Light head out to the start.Brian Sager Photography

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Boat crew make last minute preparations for the race.Brian Sager Photography

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Now that's our kind of parade.Brian Sager Photography

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Bowman aboard QuestBrian Sager Photography

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100-year-old restored Herreshoff, SpartanBrian Sager Photography

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Quest and Valiant round the Great Point mark.Brian Sager Photography

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12-Metres beat to the windward mark off Great Point.Brian Sager Photography

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Four 12-Metres come within a few boat-lengths of each other at the Great Point mark.Brian Sager Photography

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Valiant takes First to Finish honors and First Place Overall.Brian Sager Photography

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Equus narrowly beats a 12 Metre to the finish, winning the Spirit of Tradition class.Brian Sager Photography