The Nations Trophy
A formidable fleet of ClubSwan 50s, Swan 45s and ClubSwan 42s is ready to contest the inaugural running of the Nations Trophy in Palma de Mallorca.
“Entries have been received from 28 boats to date, with two or three more still expected to confirm,” explains Vivi Mainemare, Sports Coordinator RCNP. “The event looks set to provide excellent competition in all three classes. We can’t wait for the regatta to get underway.”
Italy, with seven entries across all three classes, has the greatest spread of competing boats. Germany, by contrast, has four entries in just two classes – but two of those entries, the ClubSwan 50 Earlybird and the Swan 45 Elena Nova, come with impressive winning credentials. Spain is another country with four entries in two classes. It, too, has a recent showing of good form. The ClubSwan 42s Pez de Abril and Nadir finished first and second in class at Copa del Rey Mapfre in August, while their sole representative in the Swan 45 class, Porrón IX, finished second in her category.
Elsewhere, the United Kingdom also has four yachts entered, with at least one sailing in each class. Longstanding supporter of the ClubSwan 42, Barry Sampson who recently participated at the Rolex NYYC Invitational Cup, will be competing on a chartered boat and will be joined by Dave Collins, Swan 45 Tala; James McGarry, Swan 45 Eala of Rhu; and, Peter Dubens, ClubSwan 50 Spectre.
Other competing countries include: Belgium, France, The Netherlands, Russia and Sweden.www.thenationstrophy.com