2016 will be a truly exceptional year for Nautor’s Swan: the year of its 50th anniversary, which the brand will be proud to celebrate with its customary passion and sense of belonging.
The ClubSwan 2016 racing calendar shows a rich programme, with the introduction of a unique event, not to be missed: the TURKU 50° Anniversary Regatta, which will be held in Finland from July 28th to July 31st.
In Costa Smeralda the highly exclusive Rolex Swan Cup, a much loved event for Swan owners, will be held alongside the Swan 45 World Championship (12 – 18 September, Porto Cervo).
Together with Yacht Club Costa Smeralda and Rolex, a partner of the competition for over 30 years, ClubSwan is organizing many surprises for the social side of the event. Racing will not be the only attraction: Swan owners who do not take part in the competition will see a rich programme of non racing events, a perfect expression of the beauty of the Spirit of Swan.
During the year, owners who take part in selected offshore races will compete for the precious Swan Challenge Trophies that will be awarded by ClubSwan: unique pieces of workmanship made exclusively for Nautor’s Swan by the skilled craftsmen of Asprey.
The races which qualify for the Swan Challenge will be:
RORC Caribbean 600 for the Swan Caribbean Challenge, Rolex Middle Sea Race for the Swan Mediterranean Challenge, Turku 50th Anniversary Regatta for the Swan Baltic Challenge, Newport to Bermuda Race for the Swan North American Challenge and the ARC Rally for the Swan Transatlantic Challenge.
Not last, Swan Owners will also be able to compete during a series of events to win the ClubSwan Awards, presented to the best placed Swan at the following regattas:
Les Voiles de Saint Barth, Palmavela, Nord Stream Race, Round the Island Race, Giraglia Rolex Cup, NYYC Race Week by ROLEX, Club Swan 42 USA Nationals, Cowes Week, Copa del Rey and Les Voiles de Saint Tropez.
One design races will be held for three separate Swan classes: Gazprom Swan 60, Swan 45 and Swan 42.