The racing season kicks off with three days of practice regattas for the Swan One Design

The Yacht Club’s year of competition began with a weekend dedicated to the Swan One Design, during which ten ClubSwan 50s and five ClubSwan 36s tested their technical skills in the gulf, in front of the Marina di Scarlino, to prepare for the League of Nations. Circuit 2022, which will see its departure in the same waters, as already happened in 2021.

The weekend saw practice regattas take place, where teams were able to stretch out after winter and finalize the setup and test sails and materials. Many sailors of international caliber who, with the representatives of the main sailmakers, have made this weekend a real breeding ground for the imminent start of the season. There were several start sequences that followed, leading to the 7-test dispute with light winds mainly from the southern quadrants.
In the ClubSwan 50, the winning team of the 2021 circuit, HATARI, is reconfirmed in full form with the German Markus Wieser, supported by the famous New Zealand athlete of the America’s Cup and the Volvo Ocean Race, Ross Halcrow.

The Belgian team of BALTHASAR, which aligned the New Zealander Amish Pepper, also seems destined to be talked about. Olympians Iker Martinez (ESP) aboard ULIKA and Will Ryan (AUS) aboard EARLYBIRD will certainly be names to beat.
For the ClubSwan 36, the consolidated 100% Triestin duo composed of Gabriele Benussi and Lorenzo Rufo Bressani seems to be off to a good start, aboard FRA MARTINA, aiming to oust his compatriot Michele Paoletti, aboard GSPOT, from the management of the circuit. .

A few days of rest for the Scarlinese team which, in April, will see two intense events of international level. It starts with the first stage of the Melges World League, which will see the two classes Melges 14 and Melges 20 united in a single event from April 8 to 10, while to close the month of April one of the two flagship events of the season, which will see from 26 to 30 the organization of the Swan Tuscany Challenge, a stage of the Nations League circuit, which for the fourth consecutive time has chosen the waters of the Gulf of Follonica. Two classes in competition: ClubSwan 50 and ClubSwan 36.

The Isole di Toscana Yacht Club counts on the support of the Municipality of Scarlino, Marina di Scarlino, Scarlino Yacht Service and Resort Baia Scarlino.
To support the Club’s season, the consolidated relationship with the company of excellence Rigoni di Asiago, with whom the passion for the sea, the environment and clean energy are shared values.

CLICK HERE FOR RANKINGS

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE 2022 REGATTAS CALENDAR

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The 2022 racing season kicks off with three great days of race-training at Marina di Scarlino

The Yacht Club’s year of sailing racing began with a weekend dedicated to Swan One Design, during which ten ClubSwan 50s and five ClubSwan 36s tested their technical skills in the gulf, in front of the Marina di Scarlino, for prepare for the 2022 Nations League circuit, which will see its start in the same waters, as has already happened in 2021.

The weekend saw the practice regattas take place, where the teams were able to stretch out after winter and finalize settings and test sails and materials. Several sailors of international caliber who, with the representatives of the main sailmakers, have made this weekend a real breeding ground for the imminent start of the season. There were multiple start streaks that followed, leading to the 7-race dispute with light winds mostly from the southern quadrants.

In the ClubSwan 50, the winning team of the 2021 circuit, HATARI, is reconfirmed in full form with the German Markus Wieser on tactical calls, supported by the famous New Zealand athlete of the America’s Cup and the Volvo Ocean Race, Ross Halcrow.

The Belgian team of BALTHASAR, which aligned the New Zealander Amish Pepper, also seems destined to be talked about. Olympians Iker Martinez (ESP) aboard ULIKA and Will Ryan (AUS) aboard EARLYBIRD will certainly be names to beat.
For ClubSwan 36, the consolidated duo from Trieste of Gabriele Benussi and Lorenzo Rufo Bressani seem to be off to a good start, aboard FRA MARTINA, aiming to oust his compatriot Michele Paoletti, aboard GSPOT, from the management of the circuit.

The season will continue with the Grand Prix of Tuscany, the first stage of the Melges World League, which will see the two classes Melges 14 and Melges 20 united in a single event from April 8 to 10.
To close the month of April, one of the two flagship events of the season, the Swan Tuscany Challenge from 26 to 30, kicking off the Nations League circuit, which for the fourth consecutive time has chosen the waters of this magnificent Gulf of Maremma. The ClubSwan 50 and ClubSwan 36 classes will be present.

The Yacht Club Isole di Toscana counts on the support of the Municipality of Scarlino, Marina di Scarlino, Scarlino Yacht Service and Resort Baia Scarlino.
To support the Club’s season, the consolidated relationship with the company of excellence Rigoni di Asiago, with whom the passion for quality, the sea, the environment and clean energy are shared values.

CLICK HERE FOR RATINGS.

CLICK HERE FOR THE YCIT RACES CALENDAR.

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