The Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean is the ultimate opportunity to experience the luxury and high performance of Nautor’s Swan yachts. Every year the race location alternates between organizer Yacht Club Costa Smeralda’s two prestigious club locations – Sardinia’s north-eastern Emerald Coast and Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands.
The 2017 Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean featured ideal weather conditions and spectacular racing by the international Swan fleet. Don Macpherson’s Swan 90 Freya and Leonardo Ferragamo’s ClubSwan50 Cuordileone have been crowned champions.
Freya, with Volvo Ocean Race veteran Kimo Worthington calling tactics, scored an impressive run of three straight wins out of four races and can now boast victory in the Swan Cup on both sides of the Atlantic. Ferragamo at the helm of Cuordileone had a tough fight on his hands from the off with the second participating ClubSwan 50 Earlybird.
“We had a fantastic race. It’s wonderful to be here in the beautiful BVI. YCCS is such a great Club and the Rolex Swan regatta is a fabulous event, everybody had a great time. It’s thrilling and humbling to win against a lot of other great boats. It’s extra special to win this race back-to-back with our win in Porto Cervo in September.” commented Freya’s owner Don Macpherson as he returned to dock at the YCCS Marina.
2017 marks the third edition of the biennial Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean, held at the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda’s new clubhouse in the wonderful sailing paradise of the British Virgin Islands. The event is organized by Rolex, Nautor’s Swan and the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, who have organized the biennial Rolex Swan Cup in Porto Cervo, Sardinia since the early 1980s. The Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean is held in alternate years to the Mediterranean regatta and is open to all Nautor’s Swan yachts.