Tuesday 9th, first race day

Twenty-one nations started the regatta at the 2014 Rolex Swan Cup: Austria, Australia, Belgium, Bermuda, BVI, Cayman Islands, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, Jersey, Malta, Netherlands, Romania, Russia, Spain, Sweden and the USA.so it is a time to meet up with old friends and get to know many new ones.

Leonardo Ferragamo, Chairman of Nautor's Swan, never misses the Rolex Swan Cup: "This event truly embodies the spirit of Swan and it is the perfect showcase of what this iconic brand stands for – excellence, passion, prestige. The Rolex Swan Cup is the top event for us and the benchmark for all other Swan regattas worldwide. Nautor's Swan offers a vast racing programme, and it is the brand that boasts the highest number of events dedicated to its owners. In Porto Cervo we are expecting a fantastic fleet of Swans, a great gathering of owners from the ClubSwan family, and of course a notable line-up of top level sailors, from seasoned America's Cup and Volvo Ocean Race veterans to young upcoming talents."

Most of the Swan owners who compete in the Rolex Swan Cup are already planning their winter season, which this year will include the Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean at Yacht Club Costa Smeralda in Virgin Gorda (BVI). Combining perfect sailing conditions with a full social programme, the second edition of this event will take place from 3-7 March 2015.So get in touch!

Friends and enemies !  Valerio and Nicola at one of the crew parties

Friends and enemies !  Valerio and Nicola at one of the crew parties

Kit on and ready 

Kit on and ready 

Sat 19th Prize-giving at Les Voiles

Valerio was so pleased to be part of the Aronnax crew  and to collect a prize in this years Les Voiles - Alain was really happy to have  a good tactician on board.

Classe Spinnaker 2

  • 1 - Affinity / Jack Desmond / (USA) / SWAN 48
  • 2 - White Rhino / Stephen CUCCHIARO / (USA) / Swan 56
  • 3 - AronnaX / Alain Charlot / (SBH) / X-482
Alain's main job.

Alain's main job.

and here is the X Yacht

and here is the X Yacht

Les Voiles de St Barth 14 - 19th April

Valerio is sailing to St Barth today to take part in one of his favourite regattas.

Created in 2010, Les Voiles de St. Barth is one of the best yachting events in the International Race Calendar. Each year, hundreds of sailors from all over the world gather for a week of competition, with lots of sailing and plenty of parties. 4 days of races, 1 Day Off spent at Nikki Beach Club, concerts organized every night in the Race Village tent , a BBQ at Shell beach and the cool atmosphere of St Barths. Next year give yourself a treat!

Quai du Général de Gaulle in Gustavia

Quai du Général de Gaulle in Gustavia

How To Find Out The Race Results?

This year follow each entry in Les Voiles de St Barth 2014 and get all race results in each class, in real time, thanks to Regatta Guru.

h: The real time for each competitor is confirmed at the finish line. The standings for each race are calculated by compensated tome by the intermediary of a handicap coefficient for each boat.

To access results in real time during the regatta week  go to : www.lesvoilesdesaintbarth.com/site/us/

The French Antilles Island St. Barth, belonging to the Leeward Islands and often referred to as the ‘St. Tropez of the Caribbean’, offers dreamlike sailing condtions, turquoise blue waters and average temperatures of 29 to 32 degrees. „St Barth’s configuration is a real advantage for us: the coast landscapes of the island are very different from one another and there are about 15 small islands around St Barth, which give us the opportunity to organize diversified race courses, with multiple legs and sail angles and therefore a lot of manoeuvres for the crews.”, explains race director Luc Poupon.

Within the six classes setting sail – Maxi, IRC 52, Spinnaker, Non-Spinnaker, Melges 24 and Racing Multihull – the presence of eight prestigious maxi boats will offer a fantastic show gathering in Gustavia, St Barth’s main port.