The 55 yachts enjoyed a consistent 20 knot breeze off the Sardinian coast on the second day of racing

Day two of the Rolex Swan Cup got off to a flyer. The 55-strong fleet of Nautor’s Swan yachts were briskly on the water at 10:30 CEST, welcoming a consistent 20 knots of breeze.

The Race Committee presented a course of approximately 24-nautical miles for the Maxi and Classic divisions which sent the fleet towards Monaci before a downwind leg to the Secca di Tre Monti, through Capo Ferro and round Mortoriotto ahead of the return to the finish off Porto Cervo.

The Maxi class enjoyed a particularly busy day, tackling a windward/leeward course prior to the coastal race. The Grand Prix class completed a windward/leeward race, while two were held in the Rolex Swan 45 World Championship.

The day’s winners were:
Berenice Bis (ITA) in Maxi with a first and a second place
Magical Mystery Tour (GBR) in Grand Prix
Ondine (ITA) in Classic
TalJ (ITA) in the Rolex Swan 45 World Championship, claiming a first and a second.

The overall competition leaders are:

Bronenosec (RUS) in Maxi
Magical Mystery Tour
(GBR) in Grand Prix
Ondine (ITA) in Classic
TalJ (ITA) in the Rolex Swan 45 World Championship

The Swan 42 Magical Mystery Tour has made an impressive start to the Grand Prix class, top performer today following yesterday’s runners-up finish in the coastal race. She shares the overall lead with Natalia (ROU) who today notched a second place ahead of Amanda Hartley’s Swan 56 Clem.

Marco Gerbaudo’s Swan 53 Ondine continues to dominate the Classic division, claiming a second straight victory to lead the competition by four points ahead of the Sparkman & Stephens 43 Magia II (ITA).

Defending champion Earlybird (GER) has lost ground in the Rolex Swan 45 World Championship dropping into third position as Vittorio Ruggiero’s TalJ took a first and second place. TalJ now enjoys a significant five-point lead over Stefano Piccolo’s Swanted (ITA). Earlybird lies in third spot.

The Rolex Swan Cup continues tomorrow with the long island race scheduled for all classes. For more, visit