Friendly Competition Between Foreign Countries
Published on August 22nd, 2017
Interest in the Nations Trophy is on the rise for this inaugural event on October 10 to 14 to be held in Palma, Spain. As the culmination of the Swan One Design Mediterranean season, the event will incorporate the Swan 45 World Championship along with the ClubSwan 50 and ClubSwan 42 European Championships. The current entry list shows seven ClubSwan 50s, eight Swan 45s and five ClubSwan 42s.
The notable feature of the event will be the competition among nations. Germany, the first team confirmed as competing for the inaugural Nations Trophy, has been joined by Italy and Spain; France, the Netherlands, Russia and the UK are among other teams also expected to compete.
The Nations Trophy will be decided by a country’s best performing boats from two of the three Swan One Design classes competing; consequently, it is not necessary to have boats in all three classes even though it may help.
Italy is the one nation so far to have yachts competing across the three championship events: Cuordileone, which won her class at the Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean in March, and Ulika compete in the ClubSwan 50 Europeans, Thetis in the Swan 45 Worlds, and Far Star, Digital Bravo and Mela will compete for the ClubSwan 42 Europeans.
Further details: https://thenationstrophy.com