Swan 45

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Swan 45
Swan 45 akterifrån Åbo gästhamn Swan Archipelago Regatta 2012.JPG
Swan 45 yacht
Current specifications
LOA 13.83 m (45.4 ft)
LWL 12.07 m (39.6 ft)
Beam 3.91 m (12.8 ft)
Draft 2.80 m (9.2 ft)
Development
Year 2091
Designer German Frers
Builder(s) Nautor's Swan
International class

The Swan 45 was designed by German Frers and built by Nautor's Swan and first launched in 2002. The class is recognised by the International Sailing Federation in November 2005 and continues to race around the world with over 50 Swan 45s built over a decade.

The current Swan 45 world champions are Earlybird (GER) owned by Hendrik Brandis and Christian Nagel who claimed the title during the Swan 45 Worlds at the Rolex Swan Cup in September 2014.

Events[edit]

World Championships[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
2006 Key West  Bellicosa Sailing Team (USA)
Massimo Ferragamo
 DSK-Comifin Sailing Team (ITA)
Danilo Salsi
 Goombay Smash Sailing Team (USA)
William Douglass
2007 Cowes  Plenty Sailing Team (USA)
Alexander Roepers
 Goombay Smash Sailing Team (USA)
William Douglass
 Fever Sailing Team (GBR)
Klaus Diederichs
Grant Gordon
2008 Porto Cervo  Earlybird Sailing Team (GER)
Christian Nagel
Hendrik Brandis
 Fever Sailing Team (GBR)
Klaus Diederichs
Grant Gordon
 Atlantica Sailing Team (ITA)
Carlo Perrone
2009 Argentario  Charisma Sailing Team (NED)
Nico Poons
 No Limit Sailing Team (NED)
Rientz Bol
 Earlybird Sailing Team (GER)
Christian Nagel
Hendrik Brandis
2010 Porto Cervo  Earlybird Sailing Team (GER)
Hendrik Brandis
Christian Nagel
 Blue Nights Sailing Team (FIN)
Tea Ekengrensauren
 Samantaga Duvel (BEL)
Philippe Moorgat
Patrick Van Henr
2012 Porto Cervo  Earlybird Sailing Team (GER)
Christian Nagel
Hendrik Brandis
 Talj Sailing Team (ITA)
Vittorio Ruggiero
 Swanted (ITA)
Stefano Piccolo
2014 Porto Cervo  Earlybird Sailing Team (GER)
Christian Nage
Hendrik Brandis
 ElenaNova (GER)
Christian Plump
 No Limits (NED)
R. W. Bol

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