S.R.: MONACO SWAN ONE DESIGN–2018 FIRST EDITION

Alexander Panzeri
Apr 7, 2019 · 8 min read

First time published: 2018Mar29

Gallery Day 1: http://bit.ly/2WR9jnK

YCM: A forest of Carbon mast in front to the wood of skyscraper.
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LET’S BEGIN — Day 1 Report from the field

Starting with AP signal UP for lack/variable wind and layer of middle clouds on the sea side (as meteo forecast said) the day wasn’t looking good; but the Race Committee was optimist and has the gift, the wind arrived 220–230°/10–14[kts] and clouds moved a bit far from the race field. For the second upwind of race 1 the mark has been relocate farther, for race 3 shorter; so well done to R.C. and Organisers.

YCM: The boss of the R.C.
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ClubSwan42, 45, 50: All classes together after and before.
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The classes ClubSwan42 and 45 were merged in one departure after the departure of the ClubSwan50.
All starts of the class of the 50 has been calm.

ClubSwan 50 first start.
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During the upwind and downwind in all classes we could see some match-race. All boats has showed a rising level of “Competence and Fighting” after the lack of wind yesterday for the practise race.

ClubSwan50: RUS 5017 BRONENOSEC: Furl of the Gennaker on Swan 50 RUS 5017 BRONENOSEC.
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ClubSwan42 & 45: Match race style.
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ClubSwan50: RUS 50007 SKORPIOS: Skipper at work.
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ClubSwan50: ITA-5016 CUORDILEONE: helmed by Leonardo Ferragamo with Ken Read.
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Around the docks big fair of North Sail products with the boss guest of CuordiLeone , and Leonardo Ferragamo are just a couple of names to guarantee the high level of crews sailing at the event.

YCM: Gennaker are always fragile.
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YCM: Docks Time.
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If weather is still confirmed, the tomorrow 29th will be the best day for racing, with gust up to 24[kts].
I’m quite jealous to not be on boat to sail, but I’m happy to be on R.I.B. to shoot, so stay tune!

ClubSwan50: RUS 5017 BRONENOSEC and ITA 5016 CUORDILEONE: Going upwind with young guest onboard
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Standing Day 1

Class ClubSwan42 http://bit.ly/2I5JVaq

  1. ITA 17325 Far Star (Lorenzo Mondo) [1;1;1] Pt.: 3
  2. ITA 42171 Digital Bravo (Alberto Franchi) [2;2;2] Pt.: 6
  3. ITA 4220 MELA (Andrea Rossi) [3;3;3] Pt.: 9

Class ClubSwan45 http://bit.ly/2I5hyZU

  1. ESP 10222 PORRON IX (Luis Senis Segarra) [2;1;1] Pt.: 4
  2. ITA 15000 ANGE TRANSPARENT 2 (Valter Pizzoli) [1;2;2] Pt.: 5
  3. GBR 4502 MISS K CHECKMATE (Piermarco Babando) [3;3;3] Pt.: 9

Class ClubSwan50 http://bit.ly/2I5VwGO

  1. ITA 5016 CUORDILEONE (Leonardo Ferragamo) [1;1;2] Pt.: 4
  2. RUS 50007 SKORPIOS (Andrey Konogorov) [3;3;1] Pt.: 7
  3. SUI 5004 MATHILDE (Kielland Morten) [2;2;4] Pt.: 8
  4. SWE 5015 RAVENGER (Roger Samuelsson) [4;5;3] Pt: 12
  5. RUS 5017 BRONENOSEC (Vladimir Liubomirov) [5;4;5;] Pt:14

If you want enjoy more, you an watch all galleries:

Gallery 2018 Edition:

Main folder: http://bit.ly/2WT6XVs
Main Galleries Folder 2018: http://bit.ly/2WXlHCR
Day 1: http://bit.ly/2WR9jnK


First time published: 2018Mar30

Gallery: Day 2: http://bit.ly/2WW9fTL

ClubSwan 50: SUI5004 MATHILDE is riding the wave.
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RIDE THE WAVE — Day 2 Report from the field

If weather is still confirmed, the 29 will be the best day for racing, with gust up to 24[kts]. This was my closure yesterday…

CLUBSWAN: R.C. Boat with AP flag SUI5004 MATHILDE.
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This morning AP signal was again UP already at quarter to ten local! For… …lack/variable wind and layer of middle/low clouds everywhere. The day wasn’t looking good, time to do other stuff (yes I was pessimist). With the arrive of holes in the sky some breeze started to show, the Race Committee went out and racers too.
But outside the port the surprise: swell already formed probably arriving from Marseille, and more getting closer to the race field and more the wind became strong.

ClubSwan 50.
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Press R.I.B. was jumping up and down, Marks buoys difficult to be placed and some report at the upwind mark says wind at 30–45[kts] and big waves; Safety concerns rise and wait continue. Yes this time weather forecast were quite precise and the wind arrive strong. During the wait crews had had time to change sails.

A Fantastic pipe of cloud from the rotor/orogaphical wave
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The good is the arrive of the sun, that has showed a spectacular cloud rotor long all peaks from Cap Ferrat to SanRemo as showed in the panoramic picture (in 30 years I don’t remember a so fast change of conditions and so particularly energetic).

Shooters paradise: wind, waves, perfect light, well sailor and boats too: they showed the power of the Cyguns (Astronomic for Swan).

ClubSwan 50.
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ClubSwan 45: Ange Trasparent 2 ITA15000; Miss K Checkmate GBR45026.
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ClubSwan 50: CuordiLeone ITA5016, maybe we don’t need a shower later…
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Again the R.C: has been obliged to modified the second upwind of race 4 relocating the mark closer; so well done to R.C. and Organisers.

ClubSwan 42: Far Star ITA17325 downwind and wave down
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ClubSwan 50: CuordiLeone ITA5016 is surfing with the patron at the wheel
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Unluckily the paradise ended soon, due to wind changing direction and pressure dropping that has brought to delete the 2nd race with November on Alpha flags and considering already 17:00L the equation was go home and relax (with a beer).

Full under downwind for ClubSwan 42: Digital Bravo ITA42171; Far Star ITA17325; MELA ITA4220;
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ClubSwan42 in submarine style
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ClubSwan 50: SUI5004 MATHILDE crew
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For me, the 3rd day is day off. Weather has an improvement, but the spectrum of low wind and rain is still there.
Stay Tuned!

Standing Day 2:

Class ClubSwan42 http://bit.ly/2IawR3V

  1. ITA 17325 Far Star (Lorenzo Mondo) [1;1;1;2] Pt.: 5
  2. ITA 42171 Digital Bravo (Alberto Franchi) [2;2;2;1] Pt.: 7
  3. ITA 4220 MELA (Andrea Rossi) [3;3;3;3] Pt.: 12

Class ClubSwan45 http://bit.ly/2IawR3V

  1. ESP 10222 PORRON IX (Luis Senis Segarra) [2;1;1;1] Pt.: 5
  2. ITA 15000 ANGE TRANSPARENT 2 (Valter Pizzoli) [1;2;2;2] Pt.: 7
  3. GBR 4502 MISS K CHECKMATE (Piermarco Babando) [3;3;3;DNF=4] Pt.: 13

Class ClubSwan50 http://bit.ly/2IawR3V

  1. ITA 5016 CUORDILEONE (Leonardo Ferragamo) [1;1;2;4] Pt.: 8
  2. SUI 5004 MATHILDE (Kielland Morten) [2;2;4;1] Pt.: 9
  3. RUS 50007 SKORPIOS (Andrey Konogorov) [3;3;1;2] Pt.: 9
  4. RUS 5017 BRONENOSEC (Vladimir Liubomirov) [5;4;5;3] Pt:17
  5. SWE 5015 RAVENGER (Roger Samuelsson) [4;5;3;5] Pt: 17

Gallery 2018 Edition:

Main folder: http://bit.ly/2WT6XVs
Main Galleries Folder 2018: http://bit.ly/2WXlHCR
Day 1: http://bit.ly/2WR9jnK
Day 2: http://bit.ly/2WW9fTL


First time published: 2018Apr01

Gallery Day 4: http://bit.ly/2WVrJUy

ClubSwan50: Huge Envil shape cloud of the storm
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FINALE COL BOTTO, The Swan has flown in the eye of the storm! — Day 2 Report from the field

This morning AP signal was again up, but justified by the long night: the last lighting arrived at 06:30Lclosing the big storm that has heated the coast for the evening and night.

But morning bring suggestions and on the horizon “L’Estérel” had showed a slot of opportunity to race.

After a mild 3rd day (I wasn’t there), the press office had the mood a bit down, and crews were worried of the arrive of the wind or another storm.
As I’m local, my worries were when the slot would be closed and we would be under the stormy shower (already had the experience the October 3rd 2015 flooding, https://youtu.be/4gymO_JM8aU).

Y.C.M.: Strelitzia in fornt to the club
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Y.C.M.: Wood of Carbon and Concrete
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But again the paradise of the Côte d’Azur has show the best for the sailors and shooters!
Long Waves and Good Fast Wind and Sunshine has given a great Start to the Show.

ClubSwan50: Departure.
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All team were ready to fight and doesn’t leave easy life to the leader, in particular in the class of 50’ where the patron was leading the regatta.

ClubSwan45: the hard job of the bowman.
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ClubSwan50: SUI 5004 MATHILDE in front to ITA 5016 CUORDILEONE.
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ClubSwan50: gate approach with storm clusters.
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As pictures showing from south west big stormy cells were watching us, and the end of the 2nd race has obliged to change trouser, at least to protect from the chilly wind. At the end the sun is back.

During the last race at the mark before jibe to rise the gennaker Bronenosec ’50 RUS-5017 has crash the bowsprit into the stern of Skorpidi RUS-5007. At time to write, luckily only doing light damages to the boat is known.

ClubSwan50: off-set before the crash.
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ClubSwan50: RUS 50007 SKORPIOS and RUS 5017 BRONENOSEC in contact at the mark.
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ClubSwan50: RUS 50007 SKORPIOS and RUS 5017 BRONENOSEC in contact at the mark (crop).
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ClubSwan50: RUS 50007 SKORPIOS and RUS 5017 BRONENOSEC after the contact at the mark.
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ClubSwan50: RUS 50007 SKORPIOS and RUS 5017 BRONENOSEC after the contact at the mark (crop).
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ClubSwan50: RUS 50007 SKORPIOS crew repairing part od damages at the docks.
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The event has closed with the prize giving.

ClubSwan50: ITA 5016 CUORDILEONE with Leonardo Ferragamo and his crew.
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ClubSwan42: ITA 17325 Far Star with champagne.
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What else to say, I wait to see the next year event bigger number of boat because Swan’s event is for the sailing and sailors!!!
Buona Pasqua!

Final Results:

Class ClubSwan42 http://bit.ly/2I6Kroz Races 9

  1. ITA 17325 Far Star (Lorenzo Mondo) [1;1;1;2;2;1;2;1;2] Pt.: 13
  2. ITA 42171 Digital Bravo (Alberto Franchi) [2;2;2;1;1;2;3;1] Pt.: 17
  3. ITA 4220 MELA (Andrea Rossi) [3;3;3;3;3;3;1;2;DNF=4] Pt.: 25

Class ClubSwan45 http://bit.ly/2I353OP Races 9

  1. ESP 10222 PORRON IX (Luis Senis Segarra) [2;1;1;1;1;2;1;1;1] Pt.: 11
  2. ITA 15000 ANGE TRANSPARENT 2 (Valter Pizzoli) [1;2;2;2;2;1;2;2;2] Pt.: 16
  3. GBR 4502 MISS K CHECKMATE (Piermarco Babando) [3;3;3;DNF=4;3;OCS=4;3;3;3] Pt.: 29

Class ClubSwan50 http://bit.ly/2I63Fe0 Races 9

  1. ITA 5016 CUORDILEONE (Leonardo Ferragamo) [1;1;2;4;1;3;1;4;2] Pt.: 19
  2. SUI 5004 MATHILDE (Kielland Morten) [2;2;4;1;2;1;2;5;1] Pt.: 20
  3. RUS 50007 SKORPIOS (Andrey Konogorov) [3;3;1;2;4;4;3;2;D+D=2] Pt.: 24
  4. RUS 5017 BRONENOSEC (Vladimir Liubomirov) [5;4;5;3;3241Ret=6] Pt:33
  5. SWE 5015 RAVENGER (Roger Samuelsson) [4;5;3;5;5;5;5;3;3] Pt: 38

Gallery 2018 Edition:

Main folder: http://bit.ly/2WT6XVs
Main Galleries Folder 2018: http://bit.ly/2WXlHCR
Day 1: http://bit.ly/2WR9jnK
Day 2: http://bit.ly/2WW9fTL
Day 4: http://bit.ly/2WVrJUy

Alexander Panzeri Photography

In short: Sailing Photographer and Astro-Photographer, Sailor, ex Airspace Engineer Student, ex Aircraft Pilot

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Alexander Panzeri Photography

In short: Sailing Photographer and Astro-Photographer, Sailor, ex Airspace Engineer Student, ex Aircraft Pilot

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