Please select your home edition
Edition
InSunSport - International - GR

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - Swans battle for Swan Maxi Trophy

by Nautor's Swan on 28 Aug 2013
Swan 90S Freya at the Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean 2013 © Rolex / Carlo Borlenghi http://www.carloborlenghi.net
Preparations are underway in Sardinia for the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2013, where a fleet of Maxi Swan yachts will battle it out for the exclusive Swan Maxi Trophy, awarded to the best placed Swan yacht at the event.

The prestigious regatta is organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) in conjunction with the International Maxi Association (IMA) and brings together some of the largest sailing yachts in the world. Taking place from the 1st–7th September in the beautiful Porto Cervo, the event is key in the Maxi calendars.

The Swan yachts will complete the five scheduled days of racing, with Swan 90S Freya, Swan 90 Altair and Swan 90 Nefertiti all competing for the Swan Maxi trophy and the winning title. Swan 90 Solleone will also be present at the event and Swan 601 @robas will be racing this year in the Mini Maxi Rolex World Championship 2013.

Swan 90 Altair raced in the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2012 following a refit in the Nautor’s yard in Finland. Taking second place in the Maxi Racing/Cruising Class, owner Mr Paolo Scerni is back again this year; 'Together with our crew and sponsor the Robertissima sailing team, headed by my close friend Roberto Tommasini, with whom we have joined forces with for the event, we are very much looking forward to being back in Porto Cervo this year. We are quite excited to see that five Swans will be there, four of which are the latest Swan 90’s. We will definitely do our best, as a team and boat to be competitive.

In preparation, Swan 90 Altair has just had minor fine tunings and has undertaken some great training with Roberto, who will steer the yacht for the duration of the event. Until now, the summer has been quiet for Altair; we have been cruising with her for a couple of weeks with family before getting prepared for MYRC.'

It is not only Altair’s crew who are enthusiastic about the MYRC; racing in the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup for the first time, owner of Swan 90S Freya, Mr Don Macpherson commented; 'I am very excited to participate in the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup this year. We have been working very hard getting Freya into race mode to compete in this prestigious race. We look forward to racing with our family and friends in the beautiful Porto Cervo. This race is the third regatta we have participated in this year but it will be the most competitive race that Freya has competed in and we are looking forward to joining the fleet of Swan yachts at Yacht Club Costa Smeralda.'

After the long days of racing, the evenings ashore will provide plenty of entertainment for the Swan owners and crews, as they can look forward to a welcome reception, exclusive dinners and a crew party in the stunning Italian surroundings.

Once racing is over, Swan 90S Freya will leave Porto Cervo and sail to Monaco to attend the Monaco Yacht Show; there she will be the showcase yacht for Nautor’s Swan. The stunning Swan 90S was built in 2012 and became the 2,000th Swan to leave the yard in Pietarsaari, Nautors Swan 60 Class
T Clewring One DesignZhik Isotak Ocean 660x82Kilwell - 5

Related Articles

2016 TP52 Super Series – More action shots from Day 3 by Ingrid Abery
Photographer Ingrid Abery has provided this gallery of images from day three of Audi Settimana delle Bocche Photographer Ingrid Abery has provided this gallery of images from day three of Audi Settimana delle Bocche
Posted on 30 Jun
2016 TP52 Super Series – Day 3 images by Ingrid Abery
Photographer Ingrid Abery has provided this gallery of images from day three of Audi Settimana delle Bocche Photographer Ingrid Abery has provided this gallery of images from day three of Audi Settimana delle Bocche
Posted on 30 Jun
Azzurra remains in the top three at the Audi Settimana delle Bocche
The course was beautiful and short enough so that the windward/leeward race that had to be abandoned could be recovered. The third day of racing saw breezes kick in a bit late. The Racing Committee decided on a 12 nautical mile course that took the fleet from Porto Cervo to the Secca di Tre Monti between Sardinia and Caprera, and back.
Posted on 30 Jun
A fistful of winners at Audi Settimana delle Bocche Regatta
So far Bronenosec, Provezza, Azzurra and Quantum Racing have all led the table and the points remain extremely tight. So far Bronenosec, Provezza, Azzurra and Quantum Racing have all led the table and the points remain extremely tight. Quantum Racing, with Doug DeVos on the helm, achieved their own points goal for the day.
Posted on 30 Jun
2016 TP52 Super Series – Images from races four and five by Max Ranchi
Photographer Max Ranchi has provided this gallery of images from races four and five Photographer Max Ranchi has provided this gallery of images from races four and five
Posted on 30 Jun
14th C. Thomas Clagett Jr Memorial Clinic and Regatta in history books
Many of the sailors taking part have competed in at least five regattas with some returning to sail 10 or more years. Many of the sailors taking part have competed in at least five Clagett regattas with some returning to sail 10 or more years. Both the US and Canadian sailing teams heading for Rio in September for the 2016 Paralympics are Clagett alumni and six out of the 15 teams taking part in the Sonar class in Rio have attended The Clagett over its 14 year history.
Posted on 30 Jun
GC32 Racing Tour – Can one town tip the scales for Armin Strom Team?
With a population of 6500, Kerikeri is known for rural surroundings, plentiful orchards and a true laid back Kiwi life Kerikeri, one of New Zealand’s most northernmost towns is where team manager Sharon Ferris-Choat, bowman Alex Bryning, boat captain Ned Dalbeth Hudson and two-time Kiwi Olympian Andrew Murdoch, the latest addition to Armin Strom Sailing Team, all grew up. Their passion for sailing ignited while attending Kerikeri High School.
Posted on 30 Jun
Clipper Race fleet enjoys strong westerlies at start of Ocean Sprint
The frontrunners have started the Ocean Sprint, gunning for all-important two extra points to add to leaderboard tally. LMAX Exchange is now leading the fleet, 6.5 nautical miles ahead of yesterday’s race leader ClipperTelemed+, which is four nautical miles ahead of home port entry Derry~Londonderry~Doire in third position. Those three teams have started the Ocean Sprint section this morning.
Posted on 30 Jun
18ft skiffs - Yamaha wins the long race lottery at Mark Foy Worlds
After a general recall and an individual recall the fleet set off on long race in a light breeze of about four knots. After a general recall and an individual recall the fleet set off on the long race in a light breeze of about four knots. C-Tech won the start with a port hander and the remainder of the fleet quickly tacked over to head towards the top mark, MalaMala Island.
Posted on 30 Jun
2016 52 Super Series - Day 2 action-shots by Ingrid Abery
Photographer Ingrid Abery was on water at 2016 52 Super Series and provided this gallery of images from Day 2 action. Photographer Ingrid Abery was on water at 2016 52 Super Series and provided this gallery of images from Day 2 action.
Posted on 30 Jun