The Russian team Skorpios — winners of the Rolex Giraglia Cup
The crew of the yacht Swan 50, called Skorpios, under the guidance of Andrew Konogorov took first place overall in ORC division in the offshore race, plus first place in the one-design class ClubSwan 50 (Skorpios overcame a 241 nautical mile from Saint-Tropez to Genoa in 33 hours 17 minutes and 50 seconds). On corrected time she beat the nearest competitor by four hours.
In addition, Skorpios took second place in the coastal race in the class of yacht monotypes ClubSwan 50.
“It was great to go to an offshore race boats as ClubSwan 50 — shares Navigator team Nacho Postigo. In all conditions, it proved to be fast, extremely safe and easy to control thanks to the dual rudders — especially when we went with a strong roll under the Code Zero or the gennaker. The yacht remained perfectly dry and comfortable both on deck and inside. I hope that the other shipyards will follow the courageous example Swan, and their future racing cruisers will like this boat — fun, lightweight and fast”.
Postiga also said that the team carefully analyzed the forecast before the start and took a strategic decision to reduce the crew from 11 people to 9. It is possible to reduce the weight of yachts and more efficient to cope with weak and variable winds.
Innovative project a 50 foot yacht Nautor’s Swan, designed by designer Juan K, allows not only to race one-design class, but also to compete successfully in handicaping offshore regattas. The shipyard expects to collect a fleet of more than twenty yachts ClubSwan 50 in September this year on the traditional status and the Rolex Swan Cup in Sardinia. By the way, Saint-Tropez was presented a new one-design model high-speed a 36-foot yacht, also designed by the team of designer Juan K.
The award for winning the division ORC — Nucci Novi Trophy — held at the Yacht Club Italiano, which conducts a regatta, Rolex Giraglia Cup since 1953. In recent years, the regatta has gained popularity, and in 2016 it took part 303 of the crew from 18 countries. Recall that the regatta comprises three races: night race from Sanremo to Saint-Tropez, the coastal racing in Saint-Tropez and the offshore race from Saint-Tropez to Genoa.