Founded on March 14,
1996 by Peter S. Craig with offices in Marblehead, Massachusetts.
Premiere Racing’s primary business is sailing event management and consulting. The
company currently owns and manages a major international annual sailboat
regatta: Key West Race Week in January
Premiere Racing also manages
special events and provides race management expertise. Among the most recent are
the 2010 SuperYacht Cup (Palma, Spain), Loro Piana SuperYacht Regatta
(Porto Cervo, Italy), St Barth’s Superyacht Bucket Regatta, the 2009
Perini Navi Cup (Porto Cervo), the 2009 Volvo Ocean Race (Boston Stopover
Manager), the 2009 Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, 2008 Rolex Swan Cup, Swan 45
World Championship (Porto Cervo), the 2008 TP52 World Championship (Lanzarote,
Canary Islands). Other events include the 2007 TP52 World Championship
(Porto Cervo, Italy), and the Volvo Ocean Race –
Chesapeake Bay Stopovers (2000 / 2003 / 2006).
President of Premiere Racing managed the on-water portion of Yachting Key
West Race Week in the capacity of Race Director beginning in 1994. In 1997
Premiere Racing took over management of all aspects of the Key West event,
including shoreside activities, sponsorships, on-water and fiscal
responsibilities. During this time the event experienced dramatic growth and
established itself as the premier annual sailing regatta in North America and
one of the very top events worldwide. Yachting Magazine is no longer involved in
Key West Race Week.
served as Director of Operations for the America3 Foundation and
prior to that was Deputy Director of US SAILING, the national governing body of
the sport. He is an accomplished racer and lifelong sailor. His sailing resume
includes the successful America’s Cup defense in 1992 and two maxi-boat world
championships. A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Craig participates in
ongoing Academy support as a member of the Fales Committee, advising the
Superintendant on sailing matters. He lives in Marblehead, Massachusetts with
his wife Tricia and their three children.
Premiere Racing, Inc.