The once famed ‘Big Class’ yacht races will complete 100 years. The best way to celebrate 100th anniversary of the rare racing event where all big yachts and vessels competed in races is to revive the event in style. Royal Yacht Squadron (Cowes), New York Yacht Club (Newport) and Yacht Club de Monaco (Monte Carlo) are organizing revived Westward Cup Regatta from 5th to 11th July. The event will be held at Cowes, Isle of Wight, where oldest regular regatta were held and it is also home of Royal Yacht Squadron.
The event will not only revive traditional yacht regattas but will also generate renewed interests in old big classic yachts which are expected to compete in the event. In the times of luxurious ‘super yachts’, it would be interesting to see majestic Brittania which is replica of royal yacht of King George V, the Mariguita (made in 1911), 49 metre Westward replica Eleonora and Mariette which dates back to 1915 unfurl their sails and race in the event. The entry to the event is strictly by invitation and entire package includes dinner for owners at Royal Yacht Squadron and a banquet.
It would be interesting if yacht regattas do revive in a big way and luxury yacht owners too can display and promote their sophisticated yachts.
Via James Spotting