Swan Cup set for September
Published on July 27th, 2020
The 2020 edition of the Rolex Swan Cup will be taking place September 7-13, organized by Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) in Porto Cervo, Sardinia. Over 60 competing yachts will come together in a convivial atmosphere for the “Celebration of the Sea” theme over the week-long festivities, which marks the 21st edition of the event.
Despite, and in part because of, the challenging months of the global health crisis, the organizers and owners of the regatta felt it would be a perfect way to mark a turning point in the enforced time apart, to navigate and respect the sea together among kindred, passionate sailors.
The regatta, the second of the 2020 Mediterranean season and one of the largest set to take place this year, will be carried out in full respect of the Italian Government’s guidelines for the safety and health of all participants. In keeping with the “double soul” racing/cruising spirit, the competition will span seven classes from both the classic and modern eras of the brand’s far-reaching history, while a number of fun and engaging post-race activities related to the “Celebration of the Sea” theme will take place over the course of the week.
“The Rolex Swan Cup will be one of the first sailing events after a season of enforced rest and we are amazed by the response we’ve already had in terms of participation,” commented Enrico Chieffi, Nautor Group Vice President. “More than 60 yachts have already registered, confirming that our owners are thrilled to participate in the regatta and they can’t wait to start racing again all together in Sardinia, celebrating their love for the sea, the sport of sailing and our brand.”
The Rolex Swan Cup’s seven classes will include the Swan Maxi Class (vessels of 60 feet and above), Swan Grand Prix Class (vessels below 60 feet), the historic Sparkman & Stephens Class, and the Swan One Design Classes (including for the ClubSwan 36, ClubSwan 42, Swan 45 and ClubSwan 50 fleets).
A number of the newest models in the Nautor’s Swan range will be competing, including the renewed classic evergreen Swan 54, as well as the all-new Swan 48, Swan 65 and Swan 78 yachts from the bluewater range. Participants and spectators will be able to see the ClubSwan 36 class, the monotype equipped with foil, which won the Innovation Award in its category at the European Yacht of the Year Awards 2020. For the very first time also the new Maxi Swan 98 will be in water.
Event Details – https://www.yccs.it/en/regate-2020/rolex_swan_cup-300.html
Source: Event Media