Panerai has cultivated an extremely close relationship with yachting communities, sailors, and competitive yachtsmen for almost a dozen years, and the various circuits – in the Western Mediterranean, Atlantic, Caribbean, and North America – involve hundreds of yachts and yachtsmen competing in boats that span over a century of yacht design, construction, and competition. At the same time, however, Panerai also sponsors the nonprofit organization Sailing Heals, which, in conjunction with the North American regatta circuit, provides an opportunity for cancer patients, their caregivers, and their families to get out on the water and experience a day-sail in some of the most beautiful classic yachts on the circuit. Panerai is a founding sponsor of Sailing Heals, which was founded by Trisha Boisvert in 2011 in collaboration with Officine Panerai.