Swan One Design Worlds: New World champions crowned
The Swan One Design Worlds, the racing component of this week’s inaugural Swan Experience, finished 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).
The fickle conditions along the Tuscan seaboard created significant challenges for the Race Committee who despite providing the best possible opportunity for competition to take place had to make the pragmatic decision both yesterday and today that the breeze was not sufficiently stable or reliable for races to start.
Although the racing programme was significantly curtailed, owners and sailors appreciated the seismic efforts organizers made in ensuring safe competition was possible in the current climate. After a much-disrupted season, the event, attended by 26 yachts, provided a much welcome dose of camaraderie for the Swan family.
‘This week has offered a full immersion into our world. We organised this event for our owners, to show them how the family they are part of is growing and to be closer to them as much as possible. The biggest reward has been the great vibe. Even in this difficult time our passionate Swan sailors have enjoyed the week in full’, explained Nautor’s Swan CEO Giovanni Pomati.
The Swan Experience, held for this first time this week in the luxury setting of the Marina di Scarlino, was conceived to provide a complete insight into the Swan world.
‘We have worked very hard to develop Swan as a global brand through all areas of our activities. The Swan Experience here in Scarlino has provided us with the first real opportunity to showcase all of these aspects and how they relate. This includes our craftsmanship, the many elegant and innovative models and ranges, the One Design racing, the brokerage and charter services as well as the Global Service customer care, explained Nautor’s Swan Chairman Leonardo Ferragamo.
One core aspect of The Swan Experience was the Private Boat Show which provided Swan owners and guests with the rare opportunity to admire a range of models from the marque’s proud history. On display are the Swan 48, Swan 54, Swan 65, Swan 70, Swan 75, Swan 78 and the Swan 115.
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