Class

2018 promises to be an exciting season for the ClubSwan 50 Class. With its pro-active management and strict One Design rules, the ClubSwan 50 racing will appeal to professionals and amateurs alike.   From the outset, Nautor’s Swan has imprinted a strong philosophy within the class to constrain running costs and to reward owners with pleasurable competition. Strictly owner driven, with a limited number of professional sailors onboard and a limited stock of new sails allowed every season, the primary goal is to make racing close and ramp up the excitement.  The ClubSwan 50 Class benefits from its own PRO and, at each Class event, will race multiple Windward-Leeward races on dedicated courses.

Class Management

PHILIPPE OULHEN – Class President

Club Swan 50 Product Line Leader at Nautor’s Swan and Manager at Juan Yacht Design. An active sailor in the Class and on other yachts. president@clubswan50.com

ANDREW YATES – Class Chief Measurer

Chief Measurer for all Swan One Design Classes, along with other major international classes. RORC Rating Office Technical Consultant, Naval Architect & Build Project Manager. andrew@rorcrating.com

ARIANE MAINEMARE – International Race Officer

Highly-respected race officer, with considerable experience across the full range of the sport, including Olympic classes, Match-Racing, TP52s, Classics and Superyachts, along with running grand prix level European and World Championships in both one design and handicap fleets.

CORSO QUILICI – Class Manager

Responsible for the day-to-day coordination and communication for all Swan One Design Classes, working closely with the Class Presidents and the Technical teams. class@clubswan50.com

CLASS RULES AND MEASUREMENT CERTIFICATES

All ClubSwan 50s are measured and certified at the point of construction, the Nautor’s Swan yard in Finland. As part of this process, all components are certified, with reference points on the hull and appendages. The current Class Rules were approved at the 2017 Class Meeting and the ClubSwan 50 Class achieved World Sailing recognised status at January 2018 allowing it to host an annual World Championship.

 

RACING FORMAT

The ClubSwan 50 class takes part in The Nations Trophy Leagues, a circuit of events dedicated to all Swan One Design Yachts. You can find here the Overall Ranking of the circuit for the ClubSwan 50 Class.