The Gazprom Swan 60 Circuit for 2012 started in Santa Margherita, Italy with the Trofeo Carlo Negri – Regate Pirelli before moving to the Giraglia Rolex Cup in St Tropez. The next event was the Copa del Rey in Palma followed by the biannual Rolex Swan Cup held at the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda in Porto Cervo from 10 – 16 September 2012. The circuit concluded in St Tropez with Les Voiles de St Tropez at the beginning of October. In addition the Rolex Volcano Race held between Gaeta and Capri, Italy had a special award for the first Swan 60.
The 2012 season for the Swan 60 Class culminated with the inaugural Nord Stream Race – 750 nautical miles offshore across the Baltic. It started in Saint Petersburg, Russia and visited Helsinki, Finland and Gotland in Sweden before the race finally determined in Greifswald, Germany on 27 October 2012. The race challenged and tested the crews like no other race.