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May 10, 2019

THE NEW CLUBSWAN 36 MAKES ITS DEBUT

North Sails Team Collaborates On Class Design Process

On May 3rd Nautor’s Swan unveiled the ClubSwan36 in Scarlino Italy. This foil assisted one design keelboat is the newest addition to the ClubSwan family, a division of Nautor’s with the specific goal of leading the yard’s development of high-performance yachts based upon cutting-edge design principles. North Sails is proud to have played a part in bringing this innovative one design boat to launch by delivering North Design Services and technical analysis to the project.

“All of us at North Sails are looking forward to sea trials and dialing in the performance potential of this exciting new class.”

North Swan expert Arnd Howar and sail designer Juan Meseguer worked with Juan Yacht Design and the Nautor’s team throughout the design process. “You need to have sailmakers involved early on in the design process to help define the loads and flying shape, explains Philippe Oulhen, JYD Project Leader working with Nautor’s. “North Sails supplied models to power the CFD runs, which allowed us to progress onto rig development. The North team and JYD have worked together on many projects throughout the years, and we’re pleased to have Juan collaborate with us as we move through the various design phases.”

A tight one design rule limits the sail inventory to just five sails; one main, two jibs and two asymmetric kites. The ClubSwan 36 upwind inventory is built from North 3Di RAW, known for its shape holding and ability to carry through a wide range of racing conditions.

“The ClubSwan 36 is an exciting project for one design sailors who will experience high-performance sailing in a boat that was designed for ease of handling,” remarked Arnd Howar, who is the North Sails ClubSwan 36 class leader. “All of us at North Sails are looking forward to sea trials and dialing in the performance potential of this exciting new class.”