Winning with a race to spare Vladimir Liubomirov helming his Swan 60 Bronenosec (RUS) took the inaugural title of Gazprom Swan 60 World Champion with 6 solid firsts across 12 races.
Valery Golubev, Deputy Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, dockside today on the final day of racing said, “We are proud to have been part of the foundation of the Gazprom Swan 60 Class and the inaugural Gazprom Swan 60 World Championship. It has been a pleasure to watch the Swans racing this week and enjoy the atmosphere that the owners and crew create. Personally, I was delighted for Vladimir Liubomirov and his team onboard Bronenosec, the 2013 Gazprom Swan 60 World Champions won with style and professionalism, two attributes we share closely with the team and with Nautor’s Swan.”
The light wind legends created a stir at the ClubSwan Regatta Village, celebrating stylishly with prosecco in the sunshine. Enrico Chieffi, Managing Director, Oy Nautor Ab, remarked on a successful edition, “It has been an amazing week here in Cowes, not only do we have two new World Champions and an European Champion, the event has brought ClubSwan members closer together enjoying their Swans with friends and family. The weather has been outstanding for us all and the Royal Yacht Squadron Race Committee has ensured quality racing throughout the week. The buzz at the ClubSwan Regatta Village has spread throughout the classes with fun social events appealing to all. I am very much looking forward to the next edition of the Gazprom Swan European Regatta in 2015.”
The World Champions will be presented with Asprey crafted trophies at the ClubSwan prize giving held at the Royal Yacht Squadron.