Rovinj makes history: First ever Clubswan 36 regatta held in Croatia
The first regatta in Croatia with the ClubSwan racing signature is being held at the five-anchor ACI Marina Rovinj. Organized by ACI d.d. and ACI Sail with the support of ClubSwan Racing, the sports division of Nautor’s Swan, the luxury sailing yacht manufacturer, who is also the organizer of a circuit of events dedicated to its owners, like The Nations Trophy, the Rolex Swan Cup, The Swan One Design Worlds only to name a few.
With six innovative ClubSwan 36s and crews from all over Europe, the ClubSwan 36 ACI Cup offers amazing sheltered conditions and real champagne sailing. This combined with the beautiful scenery of Rovinj’s old town and a series of carefully distanced social events organized in ACI marina Rovinj make for a really special atmosphere.
‘We started the ACI Sail project two years ago and this regatta is a big milestone for us. ClubSwan 36 is not only a boat but also synonymous with excellence, passion, and gentlemanly racing. Rovinj and this beautiful ACI marina are the perfect stages for this kind of regattas’, explained ACI Sail’s project manager Ivan Kljaković Gašpić.
This first edition of the ClubSwan 36 ACI Cup represents also an anticipation of the ClubSwan Racing 2022 calendar, with the legs of The Nations League dedicated to Swan One design boats, including the Rolex Swan Cup and the Swan One Design Worlds. This regatta is also a little teaser for the big things that are coming in the future because Croatia is hosting the ClubSwan 36 Europeans next year.
„ACI is a valuable partner for Nautor’s Swan, it’s been the first Worldwide ClubSwan 36 training centre established with a fleet of ClubSwan 36 boats available for those sailors willing to race in a different way.“ says Giovanni Pomati, Nautor Group CEO. „Today supporting the ClubSwan 36 training centre fleet competing in this first edition of the ACI Cup is highly gratifying and is another incentive for us to always follow our plan until they become reality.“