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

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Two ClubSwan 50 (003 and 005) are on route to the Caribbean where the teams will compete in the Rolex Swan Cup – Caribbean

Nautor’s Swan, has announced that measurement and fine-tuning of the ClubSwan 50 is now complete. This is an important step in the development of the ClubSwan 50 Class, which will apply for international one design status from World Sailing later this year.

The Finnish boatbuilder says the update to the design of this 15.24 sailing racer yacht takes onboard the feedback from owners of the first three ClubSwan 50s and the world’s most recognised professional sailors.

“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 boatbuilder says in a statement.

The new ClubSwan 50 shows a displacement of well below 8,400kg, considerably less than the originally declared weights.

This 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, the new design optimises performance, deck ergonomics and functionality. The interior components and supporting structures, as well as weight control and distribution in the ClubSwan 50 have also been improved.

Other new features are:

  • 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

Class meeting at boot Düsseldorf

The first Class meeting of 2017 will take place during the upcoming boot Düsseldorf and the ClubSwan 50 Class Rules will be presented to the owners of the 17 ClubSwan50 sold to date.

The ClubSwan 50 Class Rules will be presented to the owners of the 17 ClubSwan50 sold to date at a meeting to be held at boot Düsseldorf 2017. Photo credit BMW/Studio Borlenghi/Luca But

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

Two ClubSwan 50 (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 de Mallorca from 10-14 October, where a minimum of ten ClubSwan 50s are expected to participate.