JOCHEN SCHUEMANN – Class President

Jochen Schuemann is a German sailor and Olympic champion. He competed in the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, where he won a gold medal in the Finn class. Schümann competed in the Soling class at the 1988, 1996 and 2000 Summer Olympics, winning two gold medals and one silver medal in this class. He took part in and won the 2003 and 2007 America’s Cup for the Swiss Team Alinghi acting as sporting director. In 1996 he received the World Sailor of the Year Award from the International Sailing Federation.

ANDREW YATES – Class Chief Measurer

Chief Measurer for the Swan 45, Swan 60 and ClubSwan 50 Classes. Class Measurer for the J Class. RORC Rating Office Technical Consultant. Naval Architect & Build Project Manager.

ARIANE MAINEMARE – International Race Officer

Medcup Technical Coordinator & Race Committee Medcup 2007- 2011 International Race Committee – Superyacht Cup, Les Voiles de St. Tropez, J80 Worlds & European Championships, Princess Sofia Trophy, ORC Worlds & Europeans, PalmaVela and Copa del Rey, International Match Race since 2010

CORSO QUILICI – Class Manager


  • ClubSwan 50s are measured and certified at the yard in conjunction with the build
  • All components are certified, with reference points on the hull and appendages
  • The Class Rules were presented at the Class Meeting in January 2017
  • The ClubSwan 50 Class will apply for World Sailing recognition in August 2017



  • World Rankings Each ClubSwan 50 will have its own ranking based on the results achieved in any regatta
  • Results will be weighted accordingly, with Class events ranking highest


  • Sail Racing PalmaVela, 3-7 May Results
  • Giraglia Rolex Cup, 11-13 June Results
  • 36 Copa del Rey MAPFRE, 29 July – 5 August Results
  • The Nations Trophy, 10-14 October Results

Any event in which a ClubSwan 50 races, anywhere in the world, will generate a ranking.


The Nations Trophy is being launched this year and will become a biennial, focal event in the world of Swan One Design activity. The first edition will be held in Palma de Mallorca from 10 – 14 October 2017, with the plan to run the 2019 edition in USA, the 2021 edition in UK and the 2023 event in Asia. The inaugural Nations Trophy is open to all ClubSwan 50s, Swan 45s and ClubSwan 42s. The Trophy will be awarded to the nation which has the lowest combined points overall. This score is based on the results of each nation’s top two boats across the entire fleet. The Nations Trophy 2017 is the culmination of the Swan One Design European season and will also serve to determine the Swan 45 World Championship, plus the ClubSwan 50 and Swan 42 European Championships. For more info, browse:


Mediterranean Circuit

  • Swan OD Spring Championship/Regatta – Yacht Club de Monaco, March 27-31, Monaco
  • Sail Racing Palmavela – Real Club Nautico de Palma, May 2-5, Palma de Mallorca
  • Giraglia Rolex Cup – Yacht Club Italiano, June 10-16 , St Tropez
  • Copa del Rey – Real Club Nautico de Palma, July 29 – August 4, Palma de Mallorca

US Circuit

  • St. Thomas International Regatta (STIR) March 22 – March 25 2018
  • Les Voiles de St. Barts April 10 – April 16 2018
  • NYYC Annual Regatta June 8 – June 10 2018
  • NYYC Race Week Part II July 11 – July 13 2018
  • Edgartown Race Week July 19 – July22 2018