Swan 45

Summary

The Swan 45 was designed by German Frers and built by Nautor's Swan and first launched in 2002. The class is recognised by the International Sailing Federation in November 2005 and continues to race around the world with 51 built before the model was discontinued in 2010.

Swan 45
Swan45 Samantaga BEL4528 2011 Euros.jpg
Swan 45 Samantaga BEL4528 at the 2011 Swan Europeans in Cowes (GBR) held by the Royal Yacht Squadron
Development
DesignerGerman Frers
Year2001 - 2010
No. built51
BrandSwan
Builder(s)Nautor Swan
RoleOne Design
Offshore
Racer/Cruiser
NameSwan 45
Boat
Boat weight9,850 kg (21,720 lb)[1]
Draft2.80 m (9.2 ft)
Hull
TypeMonohull
ConstructionGRP
LOA13.83 m (45.4 ft)
LWL12.07 m (39.6 ft)
Beam3.91 m (12.8 ft)
Hull appendages
Ballast3910 kg
Rig
I foretriangle height5,400 m (17,700 ft)
P mainsail luff18.660 m (61.22 ft)
E mainsail foot6.660 m (21.85 ft)
Rig otherCarbon Spar
Sails
Mainsail area59.1 m2 (636 sq ft)
Jib/genoa area54.72 m2 (589.0 sq ft)
Spinnaker area153 m2 (1,650 sq ft)
Other sails35 m2 (380 sq ft) Staysail
Class is a member of World Sailing


Swan 45 at the dock

EventsEdit

Class World ChampionshipsEdit

Gold Silver Bronze
2006 Key West
16 Boats
USA - Bellicosa Sailing Team
Massimo Ferragamo
ITA - DSK-Comifin Sailing Team
  Danilo Salsi (ITA)
USA 45454 - Goombay Smash Sailing Team
  William Douglass (USA)
2007 Cowes
21 Boats
USA 52059 - Plenty Sailing Team]]
  Alexander Roepers (USA)
USA 45454 - Goombay Smash Sailing Team
  William Douglass (USA)
GBR 945R - Fever Sailing Team
  Klaus Diederichs (GER)
  Grant Gordon (GBR)
2008 Porto Cervo
21 Boats
GER 5245 - Earlybird Sailing Team
  Christian Nagel (GER)
  Hendrik Brandis (GER)
GBR 945R - Fever Sailing Team
  Klaus Diederichs (GER)
  Grant Gordon (GBR)
ITA 45019 - Atlantica Sailing Team
  Carlo Perrone (ITA)
2009 Argentario   Charisma Sailing Team (NED)
Nico Poons
  No Limit Sailing Team (NED)
Rientz Bol
  Earlybird Sailing Team (GER)
Christian Nagel
Hendrik Brandis
2010 Porto Cervo GER 5245 - Earlybird Sailing Team
  Christian Nagel (GER)
  Hendrik Brandis (GER)
  Blue Nights Sailing Team (FIN)
Tea Ekengrensauren
  Samantaga Duvel (BEL)
Philippe Moorgat
Patrick Van Henr
2012 Porto Cervo   Earlybird Sailing Team (GER)
Christian Nagel
Hendrik Brandis
  Talj Sailing Team (ITA)
Vittorio Ruggiero
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2013 Cowes
8 Boats[2]
BEL 4528 - SAMANTAGA
Philippe Moortgat
Patrick Van Heurck
ITA 14519 - VANUDEN GBR 45R - WISC
Glynn Williams
2014 Porto Cervo   Earlybird Sailing Team (GER)
Christian Nage
Hendrik Brandis
GER 6845 - Elena Nova
  Christian Plump (GER)
  No Limits (NED)
  R. W. Bol (NED)
2015 Cowes
Boats
ITA 14519 - VanUDEN
Benodet Stichting
NED 14545 - Motions
  Lennard Van Oeveren (NED)
Earlybird
2016 Porto Cervo
16 Boats
GER 6845 - Elena Nova
  Christian Plump (GER)
NED 8888 - ESTHEC
  R. W. Bol (NED)
GER 5245 - EARLYBIRD
  Dr. Hendrik Brandis (GER)
2017 Palma
9 Boats[3]
ESP Porrón IX
  Luís Senís (ESP)
NED Motions
  Lennard Van Oeveren (NED)
ITA Aphrodite
  Pier Drancesco di Giuseppe (ITA)
2018 Porto Cervo
9 Boats[4]
ESP 10222 - PORRON IX
  Luis Senus (ESP)
GER 6845 - Elena Nova
  Christian Plump (GER)
NED 14545 - Motions
  Lennard Van Oeveren (NED)
2019
7 Boats[5]
Fever
  Klaus Diederich (GER)
Motions
  Lennard van Oeveren (NED)
Blue Nights
  Tea Ekengren-Sauren (FIN)
2020 Scarlino
5 Boats[6]
NED 14545 - Motions
  Lennard van Oeveren (NED)
NED 18 - K-Force
  Jan de Kraker (NED)
SUI 15000 - Ange Trasparent
  Valter Pizzoli (SUI)

ORC Offshore Team Racing World ChampionshipsEdit

The Swan 45 was used as one of the class within this even in 2004, 2006 and 2008 edition.

Swan Nations CupEdit

A brand event competing for a "Nations Trophy" the event also commonly incorporates the classes own World Championship.

Newport - Bermuda RaceEdit

2004 - "Alliance" - St. Davids Lighthouse Trophy winner - Skipper Dominick Porco

External linksEdit

  • Official Swan 45 Class Association Website
  • ISAF Swan 45 Microsite Website
  • ISAF Homepage
  • German Frers Official Website
  • Nautor Swan

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.sailing.org/tools/documents/Swan45CR020316-[permanent dead link][20361].pdf
  2. ^ http://72.87.86.251/resultsse13.htm
  3. ^ https://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/199061/Inaugural-Nations-Trophy-in-Palma-overall
  4. ^ http://www.yccsfiles.com/results/rsc18/45_g.html
  5. ^ https://www.sailing.org/news/89374.php#.X3nIR1KSlPY
  6. ^ https://intranet.federvela.it/sites/default/files/S%2045%20Final%20results.pdf