04 Jan ClubSwan 80 – A NEW CONCEPT FOR THE MAXI YACHT WORLD
With the success of the ClubSwan 36, 50 and 125 models, the range is renowned as the highest performing, most innovative and most technologically advanced segment of the company. And yet, there was still an exciting opportunity to complete the ClubSwan line with a new model.
The ClubSwan 80 has been conceived to be a very fast and high-performance yacht, completely in line with her sisters, based on the concept of One Design yachts.
All the boats are specifically designed to sail in short-distance racing, participating in the traditional events of the maxi circuit and specialized in light to medium winds (VMG sailing).
Racing has been in Swan’s DNA since the very beginning and the brand’s thrilling regattas are the most eagerly awaited events by our owners. Since 2002, when the Swan 45 was first launched, Swan started on this route and today its One Design circuit of events is one of the most successful in the world, with a consistent number of yachts participating.
Obviously, the ClubSwan 80 will take advantage of this well-established, worldwide circuit of events, which is why the Nautor’s Swan Racing Office is developing its dedicated One Design class rules. One of the most important rules, as for all OD racing regattas, is the owner driver, where the owner of the yacht must helm the boat; this allows passionate owners to sail at a very high level while still being manageable and in a friendly environment. The program drafted for the ClubSwan 80 Class will have five events a year, with 25 days of racing, one winner, and a dedicated world championship that will be a standalone event.