Banor is proud to be again a supporter of ClubSwan Racing and official partner of The Swan One Design Nations League 2023.
BANOR IS MAIN PARTNER OF
THE SWAN ONE DESIGN NATIONS LEAGUE 2023
SWAN ONE DESIGN WORLDS
10 – 14 October 2023
Close and competitive racing down to the wire was the hallmark of the Swan One Design Worlds as the 2023 ClubSwan Racing season concluded in the picturesque Marina di Scarlino, along the magnificent Tuscan coastline.
Sailors from 25 countries raced aboard the 36 yachts divided into three fleets. The Cuordileone, Mela and G Spot teams won the title of World Champions in their respective classes (ClubSwan 50, 42 and 36). Furthermore, Cuordileone’s performance, together with that of Far Star, saw Italy take the first place in the Nations ranking.
As always, the social scene ashore was the true highlight of the event, with Banor as a main player. During the Gala Dinner & ClubSwan Charity Auction for the Ocean, Giacomo Mergoni explained the company’s commitment to environmental sustainability, such as the collaboration with Marevivo, and the attention to ESG investments.
On the final day, Giorgio de Montis handed two special prizes to the winners and received recognition on behalf of Banor for having been the main sponsor of the circuit for the fifth consecutive year.
“We are pleased to have renewed our collaboration with ClubSwan Racing again this year by supporting the 2023 Swan One Design Nations League circuit. The values of this fascinating sport, with its team spirit, collaboration and the will to achieve results with dedication and passion, are fully shared by an asset manager like Banor” said Banor CEO Massimiliano Cagliero.
CLUB SWAN 36 EUROPEAN
12 – 16 September 2023
The ClubSwan racing season experienced a particularly intense and exciting moment, with two European championships taking place simultaneously in two amazing Mediterranean locations: the ClubSwan 50 at the Club Marítimo de Mahón (Menorca) and ClubSwan 36s held at the modern Marina of Puntaldia, Sardinia, in the picturesque Marine Protected Area of Tavolara Punta Coda Cavallo.
The winners remained uncertain until the last day in both championships: at the end of the regatta, August Schram’s Stella Maris (AUT) won the ClubSwan 50 class, while Lorenzo Mondo’s Farstar (ITA) won the ClubSwan 36 European Championship. Both winners finished three points ahead of their respective rivals.
Banor, in addition to supporting the regattas as the main partner of the Swan One design Nations League 2023, was also the official sponsor of Marina di Puntaldia, which organised the event in collaboration with the Municipality of San Teodoro – Consorzio Puntaldia and the Olbia Yacht Club.
In Puntaldia, daily prizes were awarded by Garmin, Gottifredi Maffioli and Quantum Sails. The ship owners’ dinner was organised at the Hotel Due Lune and the crews’ party took place in Marie-Hélène Polo’s villa, where guests enjoyed Tassoni cocktails.
“Thanks to all the teams who chose to compete on our championships and thanks to the partners who made it possible to organise such an amazing event,” said Marie-Hélène Polo, CEO of Marina di Puntaldia Srl.
COPA DEL REY MAPFRE
Palma de Mallorca (ESP)
31 July – 5 August 2023
The 41st edition of the classic Copa del Rey MAPFRE regatta came to a competitive and enthralling conclusion on Saturday 5th August, with the last of six days of racing producing worthy winners in the ClubSwan 50 and ClubSwan 42 one-design classes, as well as the mixed ORC 1 and 2 rating classes each with significant Swan yacht entries. The TP52 Aifos, skippered by Spain’s King Don Felipe, took also part in the competition.
The results also had an impact on the season-long Nations League inter-country competition: overall in the 2023 Nations League Hatari is tied in the lead of the ClubSwan 50s, on 30 points with Vitamina, and Nadir reaffirmed her top spot.
The 2023 ClubSwan Racing season continues with the Menorca ClubSwan 50 Europeans and ClubSwan 36 Europeans which will take place simultaneously in Mahon and in Puntaldia, Sardinia, respectively from 12 to 16 September. The season will conclude in spectacular fashion at the Marina di Scarlino with the Swan One Design Worlds and Swan Mediterranean Regatta from October 10 to 14.
THE NATIONS TROPHY
20 – 24 June 2023
The fourth edition of The Nations Trophy has ended: ClubSwan Racing owners and crews were engaged in the most important challenge of the season, which took place in the spectacular scenery of the Maddalena archipelago, in Sardinia.
28 race teams crewed by sailors from over 24 nations came together in the magnificent setting of Porto Cervo, for four days of racing. G Spot (MON), Mela (ITA) and Hatari (GER) win their ClubSwan one-design classes.
Meanwhile the 2023 edition of The Nations Trophy also offered something special ashore with the Owners’ Dinner at the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda. This year, the occasion attended by owners and their guests celebrated the 25th anniversary of Leonardo Ferragamo’s acquisition of Nautor Swan and the creation of ClubSwan.
SWAN SARDINIA CHALLENGE
16 – 20 May 2023
The ClubSwan Racing family gathered for the Swan Sardinia Challenge, with a return to the magnificent setting of Villasimius in the heart of a marine protected area on Sardinia’s picturesque southeast coast.
The SwanSardinia Challenge delivered spectacular conditions and close racing for the owners and crews competing in the second instalment of the season-long The Nations League 2023.
ClubSwan Racing family hosted teams in the ClubSwan 50, ClubSwan 42 and ClubSwan 36 one-design, with 28 race teams representing nine nations.
Stella Maris (CS 42), Black Seal (CS 36) and Nadir (CS42) were the crews who took the top spots.
The next event in the exciting ClubSwan Racing season is The Nations Trophy (June 20-24), again in Sardinia at the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, which will feature the three one-design classes that demonstrated such a fair and competitive spirit at the Swan Sardinia Challenge.
SWAN CROATIA CHALLENGE
25 – 29 April 2023
The opening kick-off of the ClubSwan racing season was held on April 25 in the same welcoming venue it concluded a thrilling 2022 contest, with a return to the historic Croatian port of Split.
The Swan Croatia Challenge was the first event in The Nations League 2023, the international contest which will be contested by a mix of all four ClubSwan Racing One Design classes across seven regattas throughout the season.
The star of the challenge was the G Spot’s crew, followed by Cuordileone and Fra Martina.
The season will continue in May with the Swan Sardinia Challenge – May 16-20 – when the ClubSwan 36 racers will be joined by many other members of the Swan One Design family, namely the ClubSwan 50 and ClubSwan 42 classes.
THE NATIONS LEAGUE 2023