Living the Life: Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge
Newport, Rhode Island was once the tony summer destination for the Vanderbilts and the Rockefellers. The seaside enclave is now home to some seriously amazing restaurants and hotels and a strong community of boating enthusiasts. Italian watch brand Panerai (the brand that supplied the Italian Royal Navy with diving watches during World War II) sponsored the Museum of Yachting’s Annual Classic Yacht Regatta over Labor Day weekend, and we were along for the ride. We stayed in a hotel built for a Vanderbilt mistress, had brunch at a yacht club that boasts famous past presidents as members and traipsed around Newport harbor in a boat built in the Prohibition era while watching classic yachts race. All in all, we would say that that is living the life.
Click through the slideshow to see some of the best moments from the weekend, and some tips for traveling to Newport.