Swan 60 Bronenosec (RUS) continues her strong winning streak keeping this team in first place in the overall Gazprom Swan 60 2013 Circuit. This exhilarating new circuit for Nautor’s Swan has attracted a range of entries from the UK, BVI, Russia and Germany as well as competitors from the high echelons of big boat society right through to grass root sailors. Now half way through the 4 event circuit Bronenosec has cemented themselves at the front of the pack. Upcoming Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week features as the 3rd event of this year’s circuit with the blue water offshore Nord Stream Race component as the finale during September.
Bronenosec was first Swan 60 at the season opening Delta Lloyd North Sea Regatta before heading to UK shores for the inaugural Gazprom Swan 60 World Championships. Leading the World Championship with an incredible race to spare across the 11 race series demonstrated the crew’s commitment to consistency.
After the majority of 2012 spent in the Mediterranean and Baltic this year’s circuit has offered helm Vladimir Liubomirov, Commodore of the Yacht Club of Saint-Petersburg Russia, a different racing scenario within the intricate Solent tidal cycles.
Bronenosec’s most imminent challenge is a 608 nautical mile course as part of the Rolex Fastnet Race, the world’s largest offshore race. With the start immediately following Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week on August 11th this Swan 60 campaign has a busy time ahead.
Vladimir Liubomirov, owner of Bronenosec, is looking forward to the challenge, “This is the first time I will be racing in the Rolex Fastnet Race and we are excited to be taking part in such a renowned and popular race. The crew now have experience of sailing in these waters thanks to both the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race and the Gazprom Swan 60 World Championship where we took the winning title. We also have experience of offshore racing in tough conditions, so hopefully we are prepared for all weather types; I am looking forward to meeting our competition.”
Excitement for the emerging one design Gazprom Swan 60 Class continues to climb and this performance racer cruiser is providing top race rides for the likes of yachting legends Sir Robin Knox-Johnston and Brad Butteworth OBE racing during the recent Gazprom Swan 60 World Championships. Brad commented, “We really enjoyed the whole regatta and with such an array of talent throughout the entire fleet it has proven for some exciting racing”.