The verdicts are in. Niramo (ClubSwan 50), Porron IX (Swan 45) and Fantaghiro’ (ClubSwan 42) won their respective classes following a dramatic final day of action at a memorable edition of Scarlino Swan One Design. Meanwhile, Germany topped the 12-strong Nations’ classification.
One of the most appealing facets of racing in The Nations Trophy Mediterranean League 2019 is the open nature of the competition. A quality emphatically demonstrated during today’s first day of racing at the Scarlino Swan One Design, the second event of the season and Nautor’s Swan first sustainable regatta.
Hot on the heels of an intriguing opener to The Nations Trophy Mediterranean League 2019 in Monaco, comes Italy’s opportunity to host a round of the four-stage competition. Marina di Scarlino, situated on the lush, green Tuscan coastline, provides the next enviable setting from 30 April – 4 May.
A sun-filled, blue-sky day at the Monaco Swan One Design, hosted by the Yacht Club de Monaco, failed to produce the wind the event so richly deserved at the close of a stop-start week. With no races undertaken, so yesterday’s class leaders became the regatta’s overall winners. Leonardo Ferragamo’s Italian entry, Cuordileone, won in ClubSwan 50, Luis Senis’ Spanish team on Porron IX took home the Swan 45 prize and Lorenzo Mondo’s Far Star from Italy carried top spot in ClubSwan 42.
The second day of racing at the 2019 Monaco Swan One Design ended in disappointment for the competing crews, despite the best efforts of the Yacht Club de Monaco Race Committee; the sole race of the day abandoned just before the second windward mark. The YCM had kept everyone ashore while waiting for the breeze to fill in and a start was eventually organized at 14.45. Frustratingly, the stability of the already fragile wind deteriorated sufficiently during the race for the officials to call a halt and send the yachts home for the day. Racing is planned to resume tomorrow.
2019 Monaco Swan One Design opened today with a single race. The Yacht Club de Monaco Race Committee, led by Ariane Mainemare, managing the sole opportunity presented by today’s less than promising conditions. The racing proved close across the three classes. The top guns were: Dmitry Rybolovlev’s Skorpios in ClubSwan 50, Luis Senis’ Porron IX in Swan 45 and Lorenzo Mondo’s Far Star in ClubSwan 42. In The Nations Trophy standings, Italy leads from Switzerland and Russia.
The second edition of the Monaco Swan One Design kicks off today with 14 Swan One Design yachts representing seven nations taking part. Hosted by the incomparable Yacht Club de Monaco (YCM), the opening event in The Nations Trophy Mediterranean League 2019 is the first rung on a season-long ladder that ends in October, in Mallorca, with The Nations Trophy itself.
In 2017, Nautor’s Swan launched the pivotal The Nations Trophy as a focal biennial event in the world of Swan One Design activity. It is an event which celebrates the history and spirit of international sailing, revitalizes the concept of competition between nations, reflects the camaraderie and competitiveness central to the success of the sport. A new model will join the family: ClubSwan 36.
While Europe continues to swelter under near record temperatures, a record-breaking 37th Copa del Rey MAPFRE applied extra heat to the finale of the season-long Swan One Design contest – The Nations Trophy Mediterranean League. The class winners of this inaugural four-event competition, which began back in March in Monaco, are: Hendrik Brandis’ ClubSwan 50 Earlybird; Luis Senis Segarra’s Swan 45 Porron IX and Jose Maria Meseguer’s ClubSwan 42 Pez de Abril. This year’s Best-Placed Nation is Italy, with Spain and Germany filling the other podium places.
The Copa del Rey MAPFRE, organized by the Real Club Náutico de Palma, is one of the most highly anticipated regattas of the season. With 156 boats so far entered, the 37th edition is on course to attract a record fleet. This year, it is also the fourth and decisive event in The Nations Trophy Mediterranean League 2018, the season-long series dedicated to Swan One Designs.