Swan's return to Cowes

For next year's Swan European Regatta

Wednesday October 16th 2002, Author: Sally Belwood, Location: United Kingdom
Nautor's Swan are pleased to announce that next year's Swan European Regatta will be held from the 27th June to the 3rd of July 2003, hosted by the Royal Yacht Squadron in Cowes, on the Isle of Wight, UK. Swans from around Europe will arrive in Cowes in order to compete for what is traditionally a week of highly competitive sailing on the challenging waters of the Solent.

Nautor's reputation for luxury and performance will be coupled with the history and prestige of the Royal Yacht Squadron, providing the perfect backdrop for professional sailors and keen amateurs alike to compete on these stunning boats.

The Royal Yacht Squadron has hosted this biennial event since 1995 with 2001 experiencing record number of entrants with 65 Swans and over 800 competitors enjoying top class competition and thrilling racing. The much sought after trophy was eventually won by Xaossa, owned by Jean-Michel Carpentier. The French Swan 42, skippered by her owner and his daughter, fought off some impressive competition such as the Swan 48, Jacobite crewed by Olympic Gold medallist, Shirley Robertson.

During the Swan Cup 2002, held in Porto Cervo, Sardinia, the European fleet proved to be a remarkable one and will provide yet another exciting spectacle when they descend on the traditional 'home of sailing', Cowes.

The Swan European Regatta sits within an extensive portfolio of events run by the yacht manufacturer Nautor's Swan. From the Swan Cup to the numerous Swan Challenges undertaken at international regattas around the world, Nautor provide an unrivalled racing circuit for their boats to compete in and a setting for some of the most exciting sailing on the international calendar.

In conjunction with the Swan American Regatta, to be held in Newport Rhode Island, from 28th July to 2nd August 2003, the Swan European Regatta is guaranteed to be one of the highlights of the sailing calendar.

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