Rolex World of Yachting video above published Sep 16, 2018: An intense, compelling 2018 Rolex Swan Cup witnessed competition go down to the wire across all six classes. German yacht OneGroup was crowned winner of the inaugural ClubSwan 50 World Championship following a momentous final day with Porron IX retaining the Swan 45 world title. Italian yacht Mela is the new ClubSwan 42 European champion while Six Jaguar (Sparkman & Stephens), Plis-Play (Swan Maxi) and Solte (Grand Prix) became class champions. The Rolex Swan Cup, defined by its close partnership between Rolex, Nautor’s Swan and the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, magnificently portrayed the event’s diverse characteristics from innovation to tradition and from close competition to fair-play.
Rolex Swan Cup 2018 – Appreciating beauty
Rolex World of Yachting video above published Sep 14, 2018: Three days of racing across six classes have concluded at the 2018 Rolex Swan Cup hosted by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda in Porto Cervo, Sardinia. In the one design championships action is set to go down to the wire with Onegroup (ClubSwan 50 World Championship), Porron IX (Swan 45 World Championship) and Mela (ClubSwan 42 European Championship) currently assuming leadership. One of the compelling stories at the 20th edition of the event is the record presence of ten Swan 65s. Owned and skippered by passionate individuals, these yachts created ground-breaking feats in their heyday of the 1970s and today remain beautiful boats to race and cruise, admired by the sailing community.
ROLEX SWAN CUP 2018 – NO MARGIN FOR ERROR
Rolex World of Yachting video above published Sep 11, 2018: The 2018 Rolex Swan Cup is underway in Porto Cervo, Sardinia, with an impressive and diverse 110-strong fleet from 17 different countries. The 20th edition of the event welcomes a wide range of Nautor’s Swan designs spanning 50-years of the marque’s history. Among the highlights of the week’s competition is the inaugural running of the ClubSwan 50 World Championship. Comprising twelve highly-competitive one design yachts the five days of racing are set to showcase close-fought, dramatic action. Leading the competition after the first day was German yacht Onegroup. The rocky outcrops and challenging waters of Sardinia’s Costa Smeralda will herald equally compelling action across all classes comprising the Sparkman & Stephens classic division as well as the ClubSwan 42 European Championship and Swan 45 World Championship.
Rolex Swan Cup 2018 – Preview
Great competition in an enviable environment, a prevailing spirit of fair play and an opportunity to sail yachts renowned for their grace, enduring appeal and rich heritage, the Rolex Swan Cup is one of the seminal events in the sport of yachting. The event is also defined by the historic, three-way partnership between Nautor’s Swan, the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS), and Rolex, whose association with sailing marks 60 years in 2018.
The 20th edition of the event will be held in Porto Cervo, Sardinia from 9-16 September and is set to welcome an international fleet in excess of 115 yachts with models ranging from classic Sparkman & Stephens designs dating back to the mid-1960s, highly-competitive one design classes, and cutting-edge Swan Maxis and Super Maxis.
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