“Sport-Express” writes about the sail once a year or even less frequently. But here – written. And all because of the fact that the yacht of the owner of football club “Monaco” Dmitry Rybolovlev became the winner of the world championship ClubSwan 50. And football is for the editorial office of “SE” – the sacred cow:
In the competition of Nations Trophy, held from 8 to 12 October in Palma de Mallorca, the winner in the class ClubSwan 50 was the team owner of football club “Monaco”, the Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev on a yacht Scorpios. The competition was held for the second time (the first was held in 2017).
In the Nations Trophy regatta, held in four classes, took part in 41 sailboat from 14 countries (Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Finland, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK). Russia on the fleet was represented by “Battleship” Vladimir Lubomirov, Scorpios Dmitry Rybolovlev and Daring sisters Maxim Titarenko.
According to Italian publication Pressmare, the final day of the competition was very dramatic, as weather conditions allowed to hold only one race in all classes. Team Scorpios Rybolovlev has won the title of world Champions in the class ClubSwan 50. Yacht Fever Klaus Diderich (Germany) in a bitter struggle snatched the title in the class Swan 45. Italian yacht Mela, serving in the ClubSwan 42 class, goes home with the rank of Champions, and the yacht Thirty-Six Edoardo and Riccardo Ferragamo (Italy) won the regatta ClubSwan 36. Thanks to the results of yacht Cuordileone Leonardo Ferragamo and Ulika Andrea Masi prize of Nations Trophy this year goes to Italy.
Scorpios first showed chaotic results — the second, and then the fifteenth place, and was far from the podium. That all changed on the third day. Scorpios showed phenomenal results, winning two races out of three. On the final day of competition was held just one race. Yacht Perhonen are unable to show good results, and relatively modest fifth place allowed Scorpios to win the world championship title, outscoring the nearest competitor with 12 points.
Skipper Scorpios Fernando Echavarri, Olympic champion and two-time world champion, was impressed by the end of the regatta. “Today was very hard to work in such weather conditions, which we have not used it with waves and medium to strong wind speeds at 16 – 17 knots, — he explained. The guys did a fantastic job. I’m proud of the whole team. We had very good starts, we were fast and the owner (Dmitry Rybolovlev) very good was at the helm”.
And here’s a snippet of the material published on the website of the Yacht club of Saint-Petersburg:
– “Battleship” Vladimir Lubomirov held the championship of the unstable, starting with the sixth line, then once on the 11th of that finished, in the end, the ninth, immediately behind the crew of the king of Spain, don Felipe missing with a deficit of one point.
“Unlike most teams in the fleet, for us the world Cup was the only competition in the class ClubSwan50 this season, and that affected the result, – says Vladimir Liubomirov. This factor worked together with the uncharacteristic weather the waters of Mallorca, which we know well. And the fleet this year is much stronger than the championship in 2018. Of course, where it was possible to pass better, which is summed tactics, but overall, along with Scorpius we were the third in the “Nations Cup” and it feels good.”
Detailed results of the regatta Nations Trophy –