Äntligen Swanfredag…

ClubSwan 50 var ju en av de hetaste sjösättningarna under 2016, och både pressen och många seglare var lyriska över den nya Juan K-designen.

Men efter de första regattorna så har det varit tyst. Man seglade väl inte ens Copa del Rey som fanns på programmet, och nu ersätts Jochen Schuman som Class President av Jennifer Hall. Känns lite defensivt?

Som vanligt så är det hit-or-miss när man tar in Juan K, men jag hoppas man inte har behövt göra alltför stora förändringar. Att däckslayout, rigg och seglingssystem inte höll måttet står nog klart. På en sån här båt så bör man väl ha fallås, piedestal (eller elwinschar) och en del annat för att kunna segla den ordentligt.

Någon som har insyn i hur stora skillnader det är på den båt som nu byggs i Finland?

NOTICE # 01/2016 NOVEMBER 15, 2016
UP-DATE ON ONE DESIGN CLASS RULES

The first ClubSwan 50 OD boat to have completely full measurements will be launched soon.

This boat includes the latest improvements, elaborated after the first 3 boats have been tested during intensive sea-trials and while racing at Rolex Swan Cup (ORC rating system) and at Les Voiles de Saint Tropez (IRC rating system).

The measurement of this boat, in mid-December, will confirm new and final standards of ClubSwan 50 OD Class Rules.

Complete OD Class Rules will be released right after having completed the official measurement of this boat.

4 Comments

  1. Author
    Peter Gustafsson Dec 20, 2016 Reply

    Impressive line up for the ClubSwan 50 Class in 2017

    With 17 ClubSwan 50s sold to date, 2017 promises to be an exciting first season of racing for Nautor’s newest One Design Class. Owners from Europe and Russia are among the first to join this exciting One Design Class.

    Designed by Juan Kouyoumidjian to mark the Finnish brand’s 50th anniversary earlier this year, the ClubSwan 50 has had great reviews from the press since its debut at the Rolex Swan Cup in September and interest in the ClubSwan 50 continues to grow.

    The new ClubSwan 50 Class, with its strict One Design rules is destined to be the circuit for professionals and amateurs alike. With a limit of four professionals (plus a boat captain) onboard, sail cards and strict owner driver rules, the groundwork is in place for fair play in this highly competitive Class.

    The Class Rules have been prepared by Chief Measurer James Dadd and will be presented at the Class meeting next month on the occasion of BOOT Dusseldorf, where the ClubSwan 50 will also be on display from 21-29 January.

    The ClubSwan 50 Class racing calendar for 2017 includes: Palmavela, the Giraglia Rolex Cup, the Copa del Rey and will conclude with the inaugural edition of The Nations Trophy hosted by the Real Club Nautico de Palma.

    From 10-14 October, the ClubSwan 50 fleet will race in Palma to determine not only the first European Champion, but also for The Nations Trophy. While the Swan 45s will also battle to determine their World Champion and the Club Swan 42 Class have been invited to also take part.

    “The year ahead will offer remarkable One Design racing for Nautor’s three one design classes which will culminate in the first edition of The Nations Trophy this October in the Mediterranean. In 2018, the circuit will also be in North America, followed by more racing in Northern Europe and Asia the following year,” said Enrico Chieffi, Vice President of Nautor’s Swan.

    Leading up to the racing season, two ClubSwan 50s will compete in the Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean from 1-5 March at the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda in Virgin Gorda (BVI).

  2. Finngulf Dec 20, 2016 Reply

    Kul när man läste ditt första inlägg trodde man att det var en flopp men 17 sålda måste väl betecknas som fantastiskt!!!!

  3. Author
    Peter Gustafsson Jan 14, 2017 Reply

    ClubSwan 50 optimised & ready to present
    Class Rules at BOOT Dusseldorf

    Measurement and the fine tuning of the ClubSwan 50 is now complete.

    As part of the final steps in the development of the ClubSwan 50 following on from an intense racing season this past autumn, Nautor’s Swan took onboard the feedback from owners of the first three ClubSwan 50s and the world’s most recognised professional sailors to put in place a plan to meticulously refine the ClubSwan 50.

    The comments and suggestions resulted in the optimisation of a selection of details, which in terms of both functionality and displacement, are critical for the success of the ClubSwan 50 both as a one design yacht and under other rating systems.

    The final result is very positive, with the ClubSwan 50 showing a displacement of well below 8,400 kg, considerably less than the originally declared weights. This outstanding result was obtained through the collaboration of Nautor’s professional and highly skilled team at the yard in Finland working closely with the designer and all the key suppliers.

    In addition to optimising performance, deck ergonomics and functionality; interior components and supporting structures, as well as weight control and distribution in the ClubSwan 50, the following elements have also been improved:

    Counter rotating port primary winch
    Optimising positions of mainsheet and backstay winches
    Lighter backstay winches
    Under deck Harken Pro-trim traveller system
    Hydraulic push button system for jib cunningham, vang, deflector and outhaul
    Foot support for mainsheet trimmer
    Larger rudders
    Carbon steering pedestals
    Increased bulb weight

    This is important step in the development of the ClubSwan 50 Class, which will apply for international one design status from World Sailing later this year.

    On the occasion of BOOT Dusseldorf, the first Class meeting of 2017 will take place and the ClubSwan 50 Class Rules will be presented to the owners of the 17 ClubSwan50s sold to date.

    Concurrently, building continues at the Nautor’s Swan yard in Finland where the next round of ClubSwan 50s are nearing completion with heir bespoke colour schemes chosen by their owners.

    Two ClubSwan 50s (003 and 005) are on route to the Caribbean where the teams will compete in the Rolex Swan Cup – Caribbean from 1-5 March at the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda in Virgin Gorda, followed Les Voiles de St Barths, before returning to the Mediterranean for the racing season which will commence with Palmavela in May.

    The grand finale of the 2017 racing programme will be the inaugural edition of The Nations Trophy which will take place in Palma di Mallorca from 10-14 October, where a minimum of ten ClubSwan 50s are expected to participate.

  4. Thomas Wiberg Jan 14, 2017 Reply

    Aj, aj, aj, har dom optimerat båtskrället? Vilken tur att dom inte seglar SRS! :-)

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