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For the first time, a regatta in the prestigious ClubSwan One Design calendar is coming to Croatia. Split will host the ClubSwan 36 European Championship from 4 to 8 October
The ACI Sail project has had a very successful and exciting year. The year 2021 saw a first ClubSwan regatta in Croatia, and the forthcoming seasons bring a lot of news for sailing enthusiasts. This year, ACI Sail is organising the first regatta in the prestigious ClubSwan One Design calendar – the ClubSwan 36 Europeans – to be held in Split.
‘We are glad that Nautor’s Swan recognised the value of Croatia as a great sailing destination. ClubSwan is an exclusive club whose members are owners of the best sailing boats in the world; each ClubSwan regatta combines sailing and business to bring together the best of the best in the world of boating and is the highlight of our sport,’ said Ivan Kljaković Gašpić, ACI Sail project manager.
ACI Sail is an indispensable member of the renowned ClubSwan community, which competes in races held in exclusive destinations around the world, such as Porto Cervo, St Tropez or Monte Carlo. Since only ClubSwan boat owners can race in those regattas, ACI Sail is currently the only one in the world offering its clients the possibility of renting ClubSwan 36 sailing boats so they can compete in ClubSwan races.
In this way, clients can sail in world-famous races such as the Copa Del Rey or Rolex Swan Cup, and, from this year on, they will be able to try their sailing skills in one of the most beautiful Mediterranean cities, Split, which will host a regatta in the prestigious ClubSwan One Design calendar from 4 to 8 October. One of the most challenging sailing courses in the Adriatic, state-of-the-art ClubSwan 36 sailing boats, first-rate amenities in the ACI marina, the beauty of the old Split – a perfect combination for a grand finale to the ClubSwan racing season. ClubSwan is not only about sailing, but is also a way of life; it is love of beautiful things and love of the sea. And this is exactly the kind of nautical hedonism that ACI wants to promote world-wide. For many boaters, Croatia is much more than a country. It is a brand that has great potential for ClubSwan regattas, great boating events and other promotional activities that can highlight many of the beauties of the Croatian coast and islands.
‘ACI is Nautor’s Swan’s valuable partner, with whom we have founded the ACI Sail ClubSwan 36 training centre in Split, the world’s first centre aimed at people who want to try sailing in a different way. The ClubSwan 36 ACI Cup is a great incentive to continue as well as an indication that Croatia has all the prerequisites to become a great destination for ClubSwan races,’ said Giovanni Pomati, Nautor’s Group CEO.