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Gazprom Swan European Regatta - Stunning conditions on day 1


'Over 500 competitors prepare for race day one - 2013 Gazprom Swan European Regatta'    Kurt Arrigo/ Nautor's Swan

On the first day of racing at the Gazprom Swan European Regatta, stunning conditions greeted the fleet. After a delay to wait for the sea breeze during which the Swan owners were able to relax in the ClubSwan Regatta Village, the Solent treated over 500 competitors to a perfect day of racing with 10 – 12 knots, flat water and the historical back drop of the Royal Yacht Squadron.

Amongst the Swan fleet a common thread is that many of them are raced by families. With a mix of father and son, father and daughter and whole families afloat enjoying the competition a regatta brings to bear, the atmosphere ashore is inevitably lively and filled with debate and discussion from the days racing.

Tight familial bonds in both business and pleasure on the water have clearly benefited those crews with the first race won in Class A and Class B by family raced Swans. Magical Mystery Tour raced by Edward Leask with his son Magnus on mast took the top position in Class A. Class B was won with equal style by the renowned Baum family.

The Baum Family Onboard Elan sit on top of Class B - 2013 Gazprom Swan European Regatta -  Kurt Arrigo/ Nautor's Swan  
Father Harald helms and son Daniel’s job role is bow, Tino (Martin) is in pit while daughter Anna trims. Both families left the youngest generation of grandchildren ashore, judged to be too young to compete! Harald Baum, Swan 48 Elan, GER said, 'Anna was the best man aboard today bringing in some top results, she understands everything. We had a grandson with us last night at the Opening Reception which was great fun'.

The Swan 45 World Championship also featured Rientz Bol and his son Naud finishing the first day in a perfect position to challenge for the World Championship title. At just 13 years old, Maud is the youngest competitor racing this year and will be presented with the Pantaenius Youngest Crew Award at the Crew Party this coming Wednesday.

Father and son team onboard Swan 45 No Limits are in pole position - 2013 Gazprom Swan European Regatta -  Kurt Arrigo/ Nautor's Swan  

Rientz Bol, Swan 45 No Limits, NED commented, 'This is my seventh year racing here, the conditions this week are as if you are in the Med, my son is racing with us for this edition and at 13 this is one of his first times on the race course with us. He however, is not satisfied and says we should have won all of the races today, clearly he is a sailing fanatic! Normally he sails dinghies but it is super for Naud to gain the experience with us and enjoy the fantastic teachers we have on the crew'.

Having acted as translator for Valery Golubev, Deputy Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee at the opening reception at the Royal Yacht Squadron, Polina Liubomirov, daughter of the Commodore of the Yacht Club of Saint-Petersburg, Vladimir Liubomirov, continued to demonstrate her skills racing alongside the Russian team onboard Bronenosec.

The Gazprom Swan 60 World Championship are led by a father daughter duo - 2013 Gazprom Swan European Regatta -  Kurt Arrigo/ Nautor's Swan  

The Swan 60 Bronenosec with Vladimir Liubomirov at the helm guided by tactician Adrian Stead, strategist Tommaso Chieffi and navigator Francesco Mongelli finished the day leading the Gazprom Swan 60 World Championship. After three races Bronenosec sits one point ahead of Royal Yacht Squadron member, Sir Peter Ogden, onboard Knights of Crevichon. Polina Liubomirov, Swan 60 Bronenosec, RUS enjoys her time afloat with her father, 'I feel everyone is equal in this competition and it is never a problem that we are related, there is such a great atmosphere onboard, we are all considered sportsmen. I do a lot of activities with my father and I like having someone who can both teach and help me with a sport'.

The ClubSwan Regatta Village offered a wonderful haven for the Swan crews after a successful first day of racing with after race refreshments served on their arrival ashore alongside live music and the imagery of the day.

For more information on the Gazprom Swan European Regatta, please visit Nautor Swan.


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