Event Preview: The Rolex Swan Cup

Rolex Swan Cup takes place in Porto Cervo from 11 - 18 Sept 2022, a highlight of the sailing racing season in the Mediterranean. Read more

This year’s Rolex Swan Cup will take place in Porto Cervo from 11 – 18 September. Hosted by Nautor’s Swan, this will be the 21st edition of the Swan Cup. A highlight of the sailing racing season in the Mediterranean racing season, there are over 90 yachts expected to take part in the event

There will be a broad range of sailing yachts from the iconic shipyard on display, including the highly anticipated new Swan 120 Audrey the First and the S&S designed Swan 36 Josian – a restored example of an early Nautor’s Swan model from 1967.

Yacht Lovers Are More Interested in Sailing Than Ever Before

According to data from YATCO.com, over the past three years, 65 sailing yachts above 30m were sold around the world. The most prolific brokers for sailing yachts are Edmiston, Fraser Yachts, Ocean Independence, Burgess, Denison, Equinoxe, KK Superyachts, Cecil Wright & Partners, and Northrop & Johnson. All the most active brokerage houses are part of LYBRA. In terms of building new sailing yachts, the shipyards with the most deliveries were Perini Navi, Alloy, and Nautor’s Swan.

Racing a Sailing Yacht

This trend for the sailing yacht industry is a great indicator that this area of the market is gaining traction. After a stagnant period, 2021 and 2022 indicate that many owners are more interested in sailing yachts than before. There could be several contributing factors for this, such as the increasing price of fuel and a focus on more eco-friendly vessels.

Nautor Swan’s events, such as the Rolex Swan Cup, are an excellent way to highlight the many joys of racing a sailing vessel and the global community of passionate owners.  

Click here to browse new and used Nautor’s Swan yachts for sale.  


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