Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge

2013 worldwide regatta circuit to include events in Antigua, Antibes and New England.

Panerei Classic Yachts Challenge

The Panerei Classic Yachts Challenge includes regattas featuring classic yachts in Antigua, Antibes and New England.Courtesy Panerei Classic Yachts Challenge

This month's Antigua Classic Yachts Regatta kicks off the 2013 worldwide circuit known as the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge.

The international regatta circuit will also include Les Voiles d’Antibes in the South of France from May 29 through June 2, the Corinthian Classic Yachts Challenge in Marblehead, Massachusetts, from August 9-11, and the Opera House Cup in Nantucket August 18.

Racing in Antigua this month will be the 62-foot ketch_ Lone Fox,_ a 1957 build that took top honors last year; the 73-foot Stormvogel, a 1961 build that appeared in the film Dead Calm with Nicole Kidman; the 143-foot_ Zaca a Te Moana_, a 1992 build with a fully welded steel hull; the 73-foot Bolero, a 1949 ocean racer that once served as the New York Yacht Club's flagship; the 65-foot_ The Blue Peter_, a 1930 build that has been on the regatta for nearly a decade now; and the 88-foot Sincerity, a 1928 design from Baglietto that was restored in the 1980s.

Learn more about this month's regatta in Antigua, as well as the upcoming regattas worldwide, at www.paneraiclassicyachtschallenge.com.