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Several ClubSwan regattas have already been run successfully in 2021 and these typically well-organized and great fun – and very competitive – events have also inspired many others elsewhere to get back on the water.

One-design yacht racing has made a welcome return to the Mediterranean and the ClubSwan Nations League is back in full swing, with strong fleets at the first two events and two more still to come. The season kicked off with the Swan Tuscany Challenge on 25-29 May, organized by Yacht Club Isole di Toscana and hosted by Marina di Scarlino, where several next-generation Swan models also made their world début at Nautor’s own private boat show event, Swan Worldwide Previews, which featured the brand new Swan 58 bluewater cruiser, the best-seller Swan 48 cruiser-racer, Nautor’s first-ever powerboat the Swan Shadow and the MaxiSwan 115 Solleone.

The opening regatta at Scarlino also heralded the launch of ClubSwan Racing as a separate business in its own right, with a clear focus on taking the already successful ClubSwan concept of tightly managed, owner-driver one-design racing and rating regattas to a new level. A major expansion of ClubSwan Racing events going forward includes the brand new Swan Asian Regatta held at Riviera Marina in Japan with three days of racing from 29-31 October this year. Regional regatta circuits in the US, the Baltic, and the Mediterranean are also planned. Read on.