"KORA 6" Takes Second Place Overall in IRC B at the Rolex Swan Cup - Caribbean

Earlier this month the Rolex Swan Cup - Caribbean regatta was held at Yacht Club Costa Smeralda's stunning yachting haven in Virgin Gorda, BVI.  Among the entries was KORA 6 (Swan 42 BETTER THAN...) which had been chartered by the former owner of KORA 4, Enrico Scerni, and his son, Paolo.   A last minute business confict arose and KORA 6 was skippered by Giacomo Fossati, the new Racing Office Manager at Nautor's Swan (ITA).  KORA 6 earned three 2nds and a 4th place finish in Class B IRC to finish in 2nd Place.

Swan 42 owner, Ken Colburn, and wife, Ginny, were to charter another Swan 42 for the event, but when that boat did not make the trip, the Colburns were invited to sail aboard AFFINITY, a Swan 48 belonging to the family of Jon Desmond, who has crewed on the Colburns' Swan 42 APPARITION.  After the event the Colburns enjoyed a week of cruising in the Caribbean.  

Despite what seemed like a mixed bag of complications and alternative planning, clearly everyone was pleased with the end result. After all what could be better than a week or two in the Caribbean during the winter months. 

Photos:  Nautor's Swan / Carlo Borlenghi

Results:  http://www.nautorswan.com/media/files/overallresultsfinalclassb.pdf

Gosia and Andrzej Rojek, owners of BETTER THAN..., will race at the St. Thomas International Regatta this weekend.  This is their first time at this event having competed previously as part of a crew on a Swan 45.  Next, they will compete in the BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival before the boat makes her return trip to Newport.

Young Members of the New York Yacht Club and American Yacht Club Gather in New York City

Members of the Swan 42 Class gathered in New York City on two occasions recently to meet with Young Members of both the New York Yacht Club and American Yacht Club.  The NYYC's First Thursday in February was first and two weeks later, the American Yacht Club met at the Union League Club.  

The purpose of the gatherings was to encourage young members of both clubs to participate in the Swan 42 Fun Regatta to be held at AYC in Rye, NY on Sunday, April 19.  Several Swan 42s will be on hand with owners and half their regular crews.  The remaining crew positions will be allocated to young members who have signed up for the event.   These talented sailors will provide sailing CVs which will then be kept on file on the Swan 42 Class website and will be available to Swan 42 Owners who need positions filled on their boats for regattas where they may have a shortfall in regular crew members. 

Young Members who would like to participate in the regatta or who would like to be added to the crew pool should contact Diana McConnell, Class Manager, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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