Opera House CupOct 2, 2015
The 43rd Opera House Cup Race was sailed on Aug. 16, 2015. The 20.3-nm course off Nantucket Island was sailed in 10- to 15-knot southwest winds with 51 boats competing.
The awards were as follows: Overall OHC Winner — Foggy, Richard Cohen; Panerai Best Performance Winner — Bapple, Bruce Failing; First to Finish — Foggy, Richard Cohen; Gwen Gaillard Spirit of the Race Award — Ticonderoga, Scott Frantz; Robert H. Tiedemann Award for Best Maintained or Restored Yacht — When and If, Seth Salzmann; Special Race Management Award — John Beale, for finding the typo on the course chart for the bearings of the Z-mark and preventing competitors from having to sail up on the beach. The Performance Awards went to Wachiwi, Barney Walker; The Blue Peter, Mathew Barker; and Rugosa, Halsey Herreshoff.
The Opera House Cup Regatta is the first all-wooden, monohull classic boat regatta on the East Coast, and attracts some of the finest sailboats in the world. Its title sponsor is the luxury Italian timepiece manufacturer, Panerai.