Sail Racing PalmaVela, organised by the Real Club Nautico de Palma, is the first, big multi-class regatta of the Mediterranean season and, as such, is a highly competitive affair carrying great kudos. Some 134 entries and over 1,500 crew from 26 nations contested the 2018 event. For the Swan One Design contingent of 17 yachts, the 15th edition of this spring tradition formed the second event in The Nations Trophy Mediterranean League 2018.
The second event in The Nations Trophy Mediterranean League 2018 for Swan One Design yachts starts next week. Sail Racing PalmaVela (2 – 6 May) organized by the Real Club Náutico de Palma, and now in its 15th edition, has long been a firm favourite with Swan owners and this year is no different. 22 Swans will be competing, 17 of which appear in the one design categories: ClubSwan 50 (7 entries), Swan 45 (5) and ClubSwan 42 (5). Nine races are planned for each one design class.
A fun reach in 15+ knots under sunny skies to the finish of the inaugural ABSOLUT.® Full Moon Race was welcomed by race winners, Belgian team Samantaga, especially after toughing out a night of big breeze and plenty of rain. Samantaga finished the 165 NM around the BVI race in 24 hours, 35 minutes and 4 seconds, taking the Best Overall Trophy for the race.
At the opening evening of the 2018 Boot Düsseldorf, the jury for the “European Yacht of the Year” Award announced the winners for 2018. Now in its 15th year, the European Yacht of the Year is the most comprehensive awards programme for new production yachts. Twelve judges, representing all the main European nautical magazines, appraised each of the nominated yachts during the autumn of 2017.
The iconic Yacht Club de Monaco, with its unique position on the international yachting scene, will host the official opening of the 2018 The Nations Trophy Mediterranean League. From 27th to 31st March the Swan One Design classes, ClubSwan 50 - ClubSwan 42 - Swan 45, will compete to conquer the first leg of this new circuit.
Pitting crews against each other is the fairest form of sailing competition. One-design racing, defined by clear rules, is synonymous with pure sport in yachting competitions. Boats are the same and it is all about strategy, tactics, crew work, and sailing technique. One-design racing is for sailors who really like competition and still enjoy sailing.
The Les Voiles de St Tropez is an unmissable event in the Mediterranean circuit. Playing host to no fewer than 4,000 sailors for 10 days and registering some 300 boats is a feat that the Société Nautique de Saint-Tropez pulls off in style each and every year to ensure the success of Les Voiles.
Two of the latest new models from Nautor’s Swan, the pure bluewater Swan 54 and the cutting-edge One Design ClubSwan 50 will be exhibited for the first time in US at the Annapolis Boat Show (5-9 October 2017 - Dock D).
The newly-formed ClubSwan Yachts division is moving forward with pace. An exciting project has just been launched, marking yet another milestone in Nautor’s Swan’s history of craftsmanship, innovation and technological advancement.