Mallorca hosts the premier regatta for the Swan and ClubSwan racing monotypes - The Nation's Trophy. 41 boats from 14 countries participate in this regatta (some of the competitors set the pace in this beautiful shot by Pedro Martinez), including - for the first time - the fleet of ClubSwan 36, the smallest model in the ClubSwan range. What makes this latest 11-meter monotype special is that it' s equipped with a retractable foil.The ClubSwan 36 fleet is small, with only four boats, but its captains are well-known names in the sailing community, such as Pier Luigi Loro Piana and Edoardo Ferragamo. The first is known as the sponsor of the Loro Piana Superyacht Series and owner of the Baltic 130 My Song ( this award-winning sailboat fell from a drydock at the end of May and is not recoverable). The second is the 26-year-old son of Nautor's Swan shipyard owner Leonardo Ferragamo, who himself is competing in the Nation's Trophy (though on ClubSwan 50). By the way, the main competition to Ferragamo senior is the boat under the Russian flag - it's Skorpios by Dmitry Rybolovlev.
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Innovative foilers tip over and bite their nose at full speed, but remain in one piece.
Russians are once again winners at the Nautor's Swan regatta.
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