Opera House Cup Regatta Nantucket
16th Aug 2015
Each year on the third weekend of August, a selection of beautiful classic and vintage yachts of all sizes compete in the grand finale of Nantucket Race Week, the Opera House Cup Regatta.
Hosted by Nantucket Yacht Club and Great Harbor Yacht Club, the regatta not only offers exciting racing and glittering social events but is also a major fund raising event for Nantucket Community Sailing, a non-profit organization that teaches over 1000 children to sail each year. The race is part of the prestigious Panerai Classic Yachts Challenge and was the first all-wooden, single-hulled classic boat regatta on the East Coast, last year celebrating its 42nd consecutive year.
The week culminates in a fabulous awards party attended by over 1000 people where six primary awards are given to the winners, including: Overall Winner, 12 Metre Class, Alerion Class, Classic Division, Spirit of Tradition Division and First to Finish. Delicious food and drinks are then served under the tents on Jetties Beach followed by live music and dancing late into the evening.