Every two years, since 1980, the Swan fleet has gathered at its spiritual home at the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda in Sardinia for the biennial Rolex Swan Cup. Owners, crews and guests meet for a week of spirited activity on and off the water. 2016 will be a celebratory event, marking the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of Nautor’s Swan. 121 yachts have entered this, the 19th, edition, ranging in size from 36 (10.9 metres) to 115 feet (35m), and in age from 49 years to a few months. As always, this year’s Rolex Swan Cup will be characterized by great competition in an enviable environment, a prevailing spirit of fair play and yachts renowned for their grace, enduring appeal and rich heritage. Video published on Aug 11, 2016
2016 Rolex Swan Cup, 11-18 Sept 2016
Rolex Swan Cup & Swan 45 World Championship - 2016 - Porto Cervo: Created in 1980, this biennial regatta attracts a spectacular fleet of yachts from around the world and celebrates the enduring collaboration between Rolex, Nautor’s Swan and Yacht Club Costa Smeralda. The 2016 edition marks a special milestone as Nautor celebrates its 50th Anniversary year. In recent years the fleet has regularly topped 100 yachts ranging from 36 to 112 feet (11 to 35 metres) in length and spanning the entire spectrum of the Nautor’s Swan family, from early designs by Sparkman and Stephens to hi-tech one-design craft of German Frers. The 2016 edition will once again play host to the Swan 45 World Championship while the remainder of the fleet will be divided into categories according to the size and age of the participating yachts. Drawing some of the most beautiful Nautor’s Swan yachts –including many new models – and many of the world’s top sailors, the Rolex Swan Cup provides a week of the spirited racing.
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