Swan 90 Nefertiti wins Swan Caribbean Challenge Award
With eight Swan yachts in this year's race, competition was intense for the Swan Caribbean Challenge Trophy which was won in 2012 by Wendy Schmidt, owner of Swan 80 Selene. The prestigious Swan Challenge Trophy goes to the first Swan to finish on corrected time under IRC and will be presented to Anders Nordqvist, owner of Swan 90 Nefertiti.
Nefertiti completed the 600 mile course in just two days, seven hours and 57 minutes, finishing 5th in IRC overall on corrected time. This was the second year Nefertiti has competed in the RORC Caribbean 600 and the Swedish team showed a marked improvement on their 2012 results.
Collin Buffin and his crew on Swan 62 Uxorious IV (GBR) also sailed an impressive race finishing in two days, 21 hours and 39 minutes, completing the course more than six hours faster than in 2012.
In IRC Two Joseph Mele's Swan 44 Triple Lindy (USA) finished second overall, just beating Christian Reynolds' Swan 53 Northern Child (GBR) who finished third in IRC Two on corrected time.
The Swan Caribbean Challenge Trophy will be presented at the official prizegiving this evening and will be a welcome celebration for the competitors.