ClubSwan 50 Class 2017 schedule
Monday, December 19, 2016 4:00 PM
With 17 ClubSwan 50s sold to date, 2017 promises to be an exciting first season of racing for Nautor’s newest One Design Class. Owners from Europe and Russia are among the first to join this exciting One Design Class.
Designed by Juan Kouyoumidjian to mark the Finnish brand’s 50th anniversary earlier this year, the ClubSwan 50 has had great reviews from the press since its debut at the Rolex Swan Cup in September and interest in the ClubSwan 50 continues to grow.
The new ClubSwan 50 Class, with its strict One Design rules is destined to be the circuit for professionals and amateurs alike. With a limit of four professionals (plus a boat captain) onboard, sail cards and strict owner driver rules, the groundwork is in place for fair play in this highly competitive Class.
The Class Rules have been prepared by Chief Measurer James Dadd and will be presented at the Class meeting next month on the occasion of BOOT Dusseldorf, where the ClubSwan 50 will also be on display from 21-29 January.
The ClubSwan 50 Class racing calendar for 2017 includes: Palmavela, the Giraglia Rolex Cup, the Copa del Rey and will conclude with the inaugural edition of The Nations Trophy hosted by the Real Club Nautico de Palma.
From 10-14 October, the ClubSwan 50 fleet will race in Palma to determine not only the first European Champion, but also for The Nations Trophy. While the Swan 45s will also battle to determine their World Champion and the Club Swan 42 Class have been invited to also take part.
“The year ahead will offer remarkable One Design racing for Nautor’s three one design classes which will culminate in the first edition of The Nations Trophy this October in the Mediterranean. In 2018, the circuit will also be in North America, followed by more racing in Northern Europe and Asia the following year,” said Enrico Chieffi, Vice President of Nautor’s Swan.
Leading up to the racing season, two ClubSwan 50s will compete in the Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean from 1-5 March at the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda in Virgin Gorda (BVI).