EROS Shares 2018 Classic Regatta Calendar

EROS Shares 2018 Classic Regatta Calendar

For lovers of classic sailing yachts, there is often nothing more wonderful than a classic yacht regatta. The yachts are beautiful, the sailing is thrilling, and the sailors from all the yachts are among the most interesting people one could ever hope to meet.

In 2017 Eros raced in the Antigua Classic, the Nantucket Race week/Opera House Cup, and the Newport Classic Regatta in Newport Rhode Island. In all cases guests were on board and part of the sailing and social action. They were made up of professional, occasional and novice sailors. Regardless of their experience or age, they all professed to have loved the experience. And Eros won a few of the races.

 Eros enjoys a thrilling start with 200 ft. three-masted schooner Adix at the Antigua Classic Regatta. Photos by Mark Krasnow.

Eros enjoys a thrilling start with 200 ft. three-masted schooner Adix at the Antigua Classic Regatta. Photos by Mark Krasnow.

2018 Classic Regatta and Boat Show Schedule

St. Barth's Bucket March 15 - 18.

Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta - Antigua April 18 - 23.

Figawi Race Weekend – Hyannis, MA. May 26 – 28.

New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta – Newport, RI. June 8 - 10.

Newport Bermuda Race – Newport, RI. June 15.

WoodenBoat Show – Mystic, CT. June 22 - 24.

Vineyard Cup – Vineyard Haven, MA. July 13 - 15.

Larchmont Race Week – Larchmont, NY. July 14 – 22

Edgartown Race Weekend – Edgartown, MA. July 21.

Mystic Seaport Antique & Classic Boat Rendezvous – Mystic, CT. July 28 - 29.

Candy Store Cup – Newport, RI. July 26 – 28.

Camden Classic Cup – Camden, ME. July 26 - 28.

Castine to Camden Feeder Race – Castine, ME. August 2.

Camden to Brooklin Feeder Race – Camden, ME. August 3.

Eggemoggin Reach Regatta – Brooklin, ME. August 4.

*Corinthian Classic Yacht Regatta – Marblehead, MA. August 11 - 12.

*Nantucket Race Week (Sail Nantucket) – Nantucket, MA. August 17 - 18.

*Opera House Cup – Nantucket, MA. August 19.


Panerai Narragansett Bay Classic Yacht Regatta

*Panerai Herreshoff Classic Yacht Regatta – Bristol, RI. August 23 - 24.

*Panerai Newport Classic Yacht Regatta Presented by IYRS – Newport, RI. August 25 – 26.


Indian Harbor Yacht Club Classic Yacht Regatta – Greenwich, CT. September 14 – 15.

Greenport Classic Yacht Regatta & Maritime Festival – Greenport, NY. September 21 – 23.

Heritage Cup Regatta & Rendezvous – Glen Cove, NY. September 23.

Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race – Baltimore, MD. October 11 – 16.


*Panerai North American Classic Yacht Challenge Series

Eros Arrives in New England

Eros Arrives in New England

One year and thousands of miles after departing California, classic schooner Eros has arrived in New England; Bristol Rhode Island to be precise. Eros is tied up in a magical place, at least for lovers of classic boats. She’s berthed at the Herreshoff Marine Museum,our base of summer operations. In the past 12 months, Eros has visited Mexico, Panama, Trinidad, Antigua, St. Thomas, British Virgin Islands, Bermuda and New England.

In the past 45 days, Eros completed her annual haul out in St. Thomas, USVI, where she was cleaned, painted, and serviced. She departed St. Thomas in early June for Bermuda where she hosted a charter group for the America’s Cup, and did they ever see some action. And finally her loving crew delivered her to Bristol where they are getting some well deserved R&R, and getting ready for a busy charter season.

Charter Brokers' Open Boat
Saturday, July 8th, 1-5 p.m., Bristol, RI

All charter brokers are invited to come see the fresh updates that are making Eros one of the most desirable charter yachts in New England. Join us for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Herreshoff MuseumOne Burnside Street, Bristol, RI 02809. Eros phone, Captain Jeremy King, 310-200-0938. RSVP (please tell us number of visitors and approximate arrival time).

Eros Booked Charters:
July 12 - 18
July 21 - 30 (This charter ends in Maine)
August 17 - 20 (she will race in the Opera House Classic Regatta)

Available for Charter:
August 2 - 14 Consider Maine or Southern New England
August 23 onward

Newport & Nantucket

Consider chartering Eros for a Classic Yacht Regatta:

Aug. 12 - 13 Corinthian Classic

Aug. 24 - 25 Herreshoff Classic

Aug. 26 - 27 Newport Classic

New Online Calendar
Now, you can quickly check to see when and where Eros is booked, and more importantly, when she’s available.

Please feel free to send questions and comments to

Eros Visits Bermuda for the America's Cup

Guests and Crew Have Front Row Seats to the Amazing Action

Sweden's Team Artemis flies by Eros' stern at about 30 knots.

If you've been watching the Cup races on TV, you know how fast these boats can move, upwards of 40 knots. The television commentators have actually referred to them as jet aircraft. The America's Cup finals, pitting New Zealand against Oracle USA are set to run from June 17 through June 27, 2017. The race format is the best of 13, so the first boat to win seven races takes the cup home for four more years.

Beautiful yachts abound in Bermuda right now, full of sailing enthusiasts looking for front row seats to this amazing spectacle. 

Eros has been at anchor near the race course perimeter watching the boats fly by.

At the end of June, Eros will sail to from Bermuda to Newport, Rhode Island where she will be ready to take her guests on wonderful vacations in and around Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard, Hyannis, Block Island and Newport itself. Guests can also take her up to the wonderful cruising grounds of Maine's coast.

Eros Races in Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta, April 2017

Eros raced against 80+ classic yachts in Antigua this past April.

 Eight charter guests joined Eros' crew and raced four days straight.

Eight charter guests joined Eros' crew and raced four days straight.

The scenery was breathtaking and the action was heart-stopping at the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta in April, where eight charter guests and their teammates took on international competitors while racing on Eros. The team, comprised of sailors ranging from novice to expert, ultimately took third place in their class.

The 30th anniversary of the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta brought together classic, vintage and traditional yachts for a 4-day race out of the English Harbor port in Antigua.  

The team raced hard by day, reaching speeds of 12 knots under ideal wind conditions, bonding through teamwork and the quick mastery of sailing skills. On board, each participant was given a job, with the crew guiding and filling in where needed. There were two staysail teams, a jib team, a mainsail team, a tactician, a captain, and a first mate.

The experience proved extraordinary and thrilling for all, with new acquaintances quickly morphing into old friends, bonded by the shared energy of jockeying Eros into position at top speed amid so many other classic yachts. 

In the evenings, the camaraderie continued with nightlife ashore as regatta participants connected over beers, networking, and touring some of sailing’s finest yachts. 

“While we didn't win the race, we all felt like winners having forged lasting friendships,” said team member Gordon Cook. 

Scott Rosen concurred: “My week on Eros during the Antigua regatta was one of the most memorable experiences I’ve ever had.”

Eros is available for regatta charters. Charters can bring up to twelve sailors to supplement the yacht's crew of six. Eight charter guests can sleep on board, and Eros' captain will find accommodations ashore for extras.