Measurement and the fine tuning of the ClubSwan 50 is now complete.
As part of the final steps in the development of the ClubSwan 50 following on from an intense racing season this past autumn, Nautor’s Swan took onboard the feedback from owners of the first three ClubSwan 50s and the world’s most recognised professional sailors to put in place a plan to meticulously refine the ClubSwan 50.
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 final result is very positive, with the ClubSwan 50 showing a displacement of well below 8,400 kg, considerably less than the originally declared weights. This outstanding 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 to optimising performance, deck ergonomics and functionality; interior components and supporting structures, as well as weight control and distribution in the ClubSwan 50, the following elements have also been improved:
- 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
This is important step in the development of the ClubSwan 50 Class, which will apply for international one design status from World Sailing later this year.
On the occasion of BOOT Dusseldorf, the first Class meeting of 2017 will take place and the ClubSwan 50 Class Rules will be presented to the owners of the 17 ClubSwan50s sold to date.
Concurrently, building continues at the Nautor’s Swan yard in Finland where the next round of ClubSwan 50s are nearing completion with heir bespoke colour schemes chosen by their owners.
Two ClubSwan 50s (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 di Mallorca from 10-14 October, where a minimum of ten ClubSwan 50s are expected to participate.