In line with his passion for sailing, the President of AS Monaco recently acquired the ClubSwan 125: the world’s first superyacht for sailing.
Undisputedly a milestone in the sailing world, Dmitry Rybolovlev is the new owner of this cutting-edge technology. Developed by ClubSwan Yachts, the high performance division of Nautor’s Swan, the ClubSwan 125 is finally ready to set sail. With a length of 43 meters and a value of around 20 million dollars, the team hopes that the racing superyacht will break several records.
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As a capable helmsman and sailing fanatic, the President of AS Monaco, who is also a member of the Yacht Club de Monaco, has long loved the sea and water sports. âDespite my busy schedule, I try to compete in as many races as possible. No other sport is so liberating or evokes so many emotions, âhe said in a statement. âI really like to compete. Sailing races require a very sophisticated tactical approach. As in business, you have to be able to make decisions quickly. “
Competitions on the horizon
On board the superyacht Skorpios, named after his family’s Greek island paradise, the Russian billionaire steers alongside the Spanish skipper Fernando Echavarri, 2008 Olympic champion in Beijing. Dmitry Rybolovlev’s Skorpios crew was crowned world champion in the ClubSwan 50 category in Palma de Mallorca (Spain) in 2019 and was awarded a bronze medal at the Scarlino World Championships in Italy. They are currently the only team to have won two consecutive world medals in the ClubSwan 50 category.
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At the top of the Skorpios ClubSwan 125 is the Rolex Fastnet Race, which is scheduled to take place on August 8th. New to the water, this will be the boat’s first real test in a competition. In October 2021, the Skorpios team will also take part in the Middle Sea Race, with the ClubSwan 50 following their adventures. The ClubSwan 50 team, renamed Sparti, took second place in the Nautor’s Swan monohull race in Porto Cervo, Italy.