Winners of the first ClubSwan 36 ACI Cup
Sailing crews from all over Europe performed at the first ClubSwan 36 ACI Cup in Rovinj. After three days of sailing in the ClubSwan 36 sea racing regatta designed by one of the world’s most successful naval architects Juan Kouyoumdjian, the crew of the Tracing Perfection with skipper Daniel Kipp from Germany celebrated in front of the Bracing Breeze with skipper Lukasz Podniesinski from Poland and Facing Future with skipper Nevra Eker from Turkey.
ACI will host the ClubSwan 36 European Championships in 2022
With the first ClubSwan brand regatta in ACI marina Rovinj, organized by ACI and ACI Sail with the support of Nautor’s Swan, ACI returned to the world sailing scene in style and confirmed that Croatia and ACI are ready to host ClubSwan 36 European Championship in October 2022.
“In the past two years, nautical tourism has established itself as one of the main generators of a successful tourist season. Therefore, this regatta should be seen as a perfect tool that allows us to start much earlier and finish the season much later. The goal of the partnership with Nautor’s Swan is to bring such clients and regattas to Croatia with the aim of developing a completely new generation of nautical tourism. ClubSwan 36 ACI Cup showed that Rovinj and the entire Croatian coast have a huge potential and knowledge for the organization of world-renowned regattas. ACI definitely has sailing in its DNA. And not only as a sport but also as an activity that significantly contributes to the expansion of the tourist offer in Croatia and promotes our sea in the best possible way ‘, said the director of ACI Kristijan Pavić.
Two years since the launch of the ACI Sail project, this regatta has also marked a major milestone for ACI. ‘I would call three beautiful days in Rovinj a’ new generation sailing ‘because of all the events that accompanied the ClubSwan 36 ACI Cup. Equally enthusiastic are the clients of ACI Sail, who will be happy to share among their business partners and friends the story of the great conditions they had in Rovinj, ACI marina and the wonderful experience they gained here, said the ACI Sail project manager, Ivan Kljaković Gašpić.
ACI Sail: a significant contribution to the tourist pre-season and post-season
It is the ACI Sail project that combines ACI’s rich tradition of organizing regattas, the Adriatic as a great sailing destination and the most modern ClubSwan 36 sailboats into a new, unique sailing experience. The project was launched two years ago and this regatta marked a major milestone for ACI and made a significant contribution to the tourist offer in which the offer of the largest chain of marinas in the Mediterranean is an unavoidable part. Equally, a project like this is a great motivation for further strengthening the enthusiasm for sailing as a sport and developing a love for sailing from an early age. ACI Sail and ClubSwan 36 ACI Cup have a united vision, knowledge, tradition and passion for sailing.
ACI Sail with a fleet of six ClubSwan36 boats and an experienced sailing team offers the services of individual and/or group training, regatta rental on a turnkey basis and the organization of corporate sailing. For more information, visit ACI Sail, and follow ACI Sail Instagram, ACI Sail Facebook and ACI Sail YouTube.
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