The Swan One Design Worlds, the racing component of this week’s inaugural Swan Experience, concluded earlier today in Scarlino, Tuscany. The week’s class winners have been confirmed. Marcus Brennecke’s German yacht Hatari is the new ClubSwan 50 world champion. The Swan 45 worlds was claimed by Lennard van Oeveren’s Dutch entry Motions. Competing for the Gold Cup, Cetilar-Vitamina was the triumphant ClubSwan 36. The same boats also claimed The Nations League 2020 prizes (calculated on combined Swan One Design Worlds and Swan Tuscany Challenge points).
Unstable weather conditions on the Tuscan coast forced a shortened racing programme today at the Swan One Design Worlds. With just one windward/leeward race completed, the impressive starts and performances from today’s winners - Onegroup (ClubSwan 50), Motions (Swan 45) and Cetilar-Vitamina (ClubSwan 36) - proved decisive in reshaping the respective Class leaderboards.
After four days of intense racing at the 38th Copa del Rey MAPFRE, competition is about to get that bit more serious. Heading into the final two days, the leading boats in the Swan One Design classes may look to be sitting pretty, having built up solid leads over their closest rivals, but a new scoring system introduced this year by the Real Club Náutico de Palma means those in pole position are less secure than they might seem.
In just under a week’s time, the attention of the Swan One Design racing world turns to Saint-Tropez, and the inshore series of the Rolex Giraglia, which marks round three of The Nations Trophy Mediterranean League 2019. At the halfway point of the four-event series, there is plenty to play for across all three classes. A total of 23 ClubSwan 50s, Swan 45s and ClubSwan 42s are competing in the Swan One Design divisions.