Every year in the third weekend of August, the island of Nantucket, hosts the Opera House Cup, the second leg of the North American Circuit of the Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge. Spectators from all over come to the island to watch this event. For more information on this event please visit: www.operahousecup.org
The Opera House Cup takes its name from the eponymous venue whose owner, in 1973, had the idea of organizing the first all-wooden sail boats, single-hulled classic boat regatta on the East Coast. It is the oldest regatta of this kind to take place along the East Coast of the United States and attracts some of the finest sailboats in the world.
Each year, a large fleet of vintage boats gathers, giving life to a unique and thrilling spectacle against the backdrop of the picturesque heart of Nantucket. The luxury Italian timepiece manufacturer, Panerai is the title sponsor of the Opera House Cup.
We just had to post this amazing drone video by TakeFlight Video of the Rainbow Parade and the Nantucket Lightship leaving the dock prior to the start of the Opera House Cup Regatta, August 17, 2014. This has to be one of the best videos we have ever seen. Click HERE to see the video.
Years Running: 46 | Club: Nantucket Community Sailing (Nantucket, MA – USA) | Founded: 1994
The OHC Regatta and Awards Party benefit Nantucket Community Sailing.
Nantucket Race Week and the Opera House Cup Regatta is a Clean Regatta as certified by Sailors for the Sea. Click here to see a video on what you can do to be a part of the clean regatta.
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