Swan One Design: The Nations Trophy MED & US Leagues 2018
The great success of the first edition of The Nations Trophy, where 28 Swan One Design yachts - ClubSwan 50, ClubSwan 42 and Swan 45, raced in national teams to claim the coveted Trophy, has confirmed the new era of the Nautor’s Swan racing soul.2018 sees the launch of The Nations Trophy Mediterranean League.
Opening with the inaugural Monaco Swan One Design, organized with the Yacht Club de Monaco, the Mediterranean League will continue with some classic Med rendez-vous: SailRacing Palmavela, organized in early May by the RCNP in Palma de Mallorca; the Giraglia Rolex Cup, organized in mid-June by the YCI and featuring dedicated windward-leeward races off Saint-Tropez along with a special prize for the Offshore race; and closing in Palma de Mallorca at the beginning of August with the legendary Copa del Rey, also organized by RCNP.
In parallel, a The Nations Trophy US League will be organized in Caribbean and US waters. Starting in the Caribbean with St. Thomas International Regatta at the end of March, followed by Les Voiles de St. Barts in mid-April, racing moves to Newport RI for the NYYC Annual Regatta in mid-June and closes with the NYYC Race Week in mid-July. A The Nations Trophy Asia League is next to come.
As the icing on the cake, the ClubSwan 50 Worlds, Swan 45 Worlds and ClubSwan 42 Europeans will take place in Porto Cervo, during the 20th edition of the Rolex Swan Cup scheduled for 9th - 16th September 2018.