Please select your home edition
RS Sailing 2021 - LEADERBOARD

Swan One Design World Championships at Scarlino, Tuscany - Day 2

by Nautor's Swan 15 Oct 2020 12:39 PDT 13-20 October 2020
Swan One Design World Championships © Nautor's Swan

Unstable weather conditions on the Tuscan coast forced a shortened racing programme today at the Swan One Design Worlds.

With just one windward/leeward race completed, the impressive starts and performances from today's winners - Onegroup (ClubSwan 50), Motions (Swan 45) and Cetilar-Vitamina (ClubSwan 36) - proved decisive in reshaping the respective Class leaderboards. The Race Committee, led by Ariane Mainemare, did an excellent job in providing a window for one race to be held, before ensuring crews returned safely to the marina as a thunderstorm approached.

During two days of racing, the 26 competing crews have not only had to contend with an incredible level of competition but complex, shifty conditions. Today provided another example of engrossing Swan One Design racing with crews needing to be on top of their game to read the wind and find the incremental gains to outdo world-class opposition.

ClubSwan 50: Hatari retains lead; gap closes

Following an erratic performance yesterday, which saw a bullet sandwiched between a tenth and eleventh placed finish, Stefan Heidenreich's former world champion Onegroup (Germany) began the day in determined fashion dominating proceedings.

"It was a confident win," explained tactician Jochen Schümann."We made the best start at the pin end and held our lead. It was a very good performance from both driver and trimmers. In the end, it looked simple because we did all the right things."

Despite the boat's pedigree and today's win, Schümann admits challenging for the ClubSwan 50 world crown this week is perhaps unlikely. "If we make the top six we will be happy," admitted the German sailing legend. "We are working to develop a young foundation of sailors and there is bit less pressure on us. It will be a thrilling championship, up to six crews could win the world title."Two wins from four races suggest Onegroup's potential may be even greater than her stated ambition.

Despite her poorest performance in the regatta, ninth, Marcus Brennecke's Hatari continues to lead the competition although rival German entry Niramo has reduced the gap to two points. The top four remains unchanged from yesterday.

ClubSwan 50 Leaderboard:

1. Hatari (Ger) 17 points
2. Niramo (Ger) 19 pts
3. Skorpidi (Rus) 20 pts
4. Earlybird (Ger) 20 pts
5. Onegroup (Ger) 20 pts

Find full standings here

Swan 45: Motions exerts influence

Motions (Netherlands) has claimed sole leadership of the Swan 45 worlds. "Three to four boats are aiming for the title," reflected Motions tactician Jes Gram-Hansen before today's action. "After a tricky day yesterday, our aim is to get a jump on K-Force." Owner Lennard van Oeveren admitted, post-race, his crew achieved this with great assurance. "Today was a nice race, we made a great start and everything worked well." In the five-strong fleet, Dutch rival K-Force had to settle for third and is two points behind the leader. Returning to form, Stefano Masi's Ulika claimed second, her best performance of the regatta.

Swan 45 Leaderboard:

1. Motions (Ned) 5 points
2. K-Force (Ned) 7 pts
3. Ange Transparent (Sui) 10 pts

Full standings here

ClubSwan 36: One team to beat

Top performer yesterday, Andrea Lacorte's Cetilar-Vitamina (Italy) extended her lead in the overall standings following another excellent day on the water. Despite a valiant effort from Sixth Sense (Italy) she held the lead for almost the entire 52-minute windward/leeward race.

It proved to be another day in the middle of the fleet for Riccardo Ferragamo and his crew on ThirtySix (Italy). As tactician Diogo Coyolla explained each day is another step in the right direction in fulfilling the boat's potential: "We are all getting used to this new boat. Any mistake and you feel an immediate impact on speed. We are facing some very good teams who have sailed together for many years."

Like the crew on ThirtySix, Sease (Italy) owner Giacomo Loro Piana is enjoying the challenge and opportunities offered by the ClubSwan 36.

"It is an interesting project, a very innovative boat and provides a modern way of sailing. It has what I need from a small boat - you can steer, feel the sea and sail with a compact crew. Yesterday was excellent in terms of results and our feeling onboard. Today conditions were different with a sudden change of wind intensity and we had more issues with the set-up of the boat. We struggled to keep pace. The result (sixth) was not great but it was a good day in understanding more about the boat."

Cetilar-Vitamina's lead is the most commanding across the three classes - 6 points.Sease lies second. The ClubSwan 36 fleet are competing for the Gold Cup.

ClubSwan 36 Leaderboard:

1. Cetilar-Vitamina (Ita) 5 points
2. Sease (Ita) 11 pts
3. Goddess (Ger) 15 pts

Find full standings here

The penultimate day of racing will be held tomorrow, Friday 16 October. The day also marks the official opening of Nautor Swan's private boat show which will offer attendees a close-up insight into the world of Swan and a number of its most loved models, including the Swan 78, Swan 65, Swan 54 and Swan 48.

Related Articles

Debut of Nautor's Swan Shadow
Swan Shadow marks Nautor's entry into the motor yacht market with a convertible outboard boat Nautor's Swan, launches a new project, the celebrated Finnish luxury sailing yacht constructor, is once again pushing its limits by entering the motor boat market with Swan Shadow. Posted on 16 Jan
Nautor's Swan presents the new maxi era
Swan's involvement in the maxi yachts segment started in the 1970s The contemporary Maxi Swan line was reborn when the new Swan 98 hit the water last July, and there are great developments afoot with the latest advances and new models from the Finnish yacht builder. Posted on 22 Dec 2020
Nautor's Swan closes October celebrating firsts
The aim of the Swan Experience was to present the Nautor's Swan world at 360 degrees Nautor's Swan set an important milestone in the history of the brand with its first edition of the Swan Experience in the beautiful resort, Marina di Scarlino. Posted on 20 Oct 2020
Swan One Design World Championships overall
Hatari crowned as the new ClubSwan 50 world champion The Swan One Design Worlds, the racing component of this week's inaugural Swan Experience, concluded earlier today in Scarlino, Tuscany. The week's class winners have been confirmed. Posted on 18 Oct 2020
Swan One Design World Championships day 3
A dramatic final day is guaranteed Despite the best efforts of the Race Committee and the patience of the 26 competing crews, a prolonged lack of stable breeze ensured no racing was possible on Day 3 of the Swan One Design Worlds. Posted on 17 Oct 2020
Swan One Design World Championships day 1
Close racing defines opening day in Scarlino Eight races won by six different crews marked a captivating opening day of the inaugural Swan One Design Worlds held in Scarlino, Tuscany. Posted on 15 Oct 2020
Swan One Design World Championships preview
World title crowns are on offer for the ClubSwan 50 and Swan 45s Twenty-six Club Nautor's Swan One Design yachts from ten countries are braced for tomorrow's eagerly-anticipated start to the inaugural Swan One Design Worlds. Posted on 13 Oct 2020
The Juxtaposition
Here were two boats about as far apart as you can get When the images of the dinghy you see here arrived, I had just been watching the Australian Sailing Team training aboard their Nacra 17 foiling cats. Here were two boats about as far apart as you can get. Posted on 4 Oct 2020
Nautor's Swan Autumn Season starts in Genoa
The yachts on display will be the Swan 48 and Swan 65 Two of the bestselling models in the Nautor's Swan range are opening the Autumn Season by participating in the I Saloni Nautici in Genoa. Posted on 24 Sep 2020
The Nautor's Swan Experience preview
Offering to bring some relief for Swan owners and their crew In spite of the restrictions imposed by the ongoing global pandemic, the team at Nautor's Swan is offering to bring some relief for Swan owners and their crew, along with fans and aficionados of the famous brand. Posted on 19 Sep 2020
Selden 2020 - FOOTERHella Dual Colour Floodlights - 728 x 90px - 6 jpg BottomUSA Fusion ERX400 Wired Remote 728x90px BOTTOM