Philippe Oulhen along with the Brand New ClubSwan 36 at Nautor Swan at Pietarsaari, Finland. Photo: Daniel Novello During a recent trip to Nautor Swan in Pietarsaari, Finland, we had the delight of being properly introduced to the new ClubSwan 36. It truly is a remarkable layout from the hands of Juan Kouyoumdjian, the Argentinean programmer who also designed a series of winning Volvo Ocean Race Yachts. Juan K, because he’s known around the yard, has also designed the ClubSwan 50 and the forthcoming ClubSwan 125. A Growing Racing SceneThe ClubSwan Yachts Division currently consists of 5 distinct layouts. The new 36, the elderly 42 and 45, the newest 50 as well as the new 125 nevertheless in build and development in the lawn. Seeing the brand new 125 in mid build has been a really impressive performance. More on this in a subsequent article. Wonderful traces from Juan K together with the transverse slipping C-foil. A first for the lawn. Photo: Daniel Novello Amateur/Owner Driven OnlyThe ClubSwan 36 class rules are in development, but a single principle central to each of Swan One Designs was deducted from the beginning. This is a strict amateur Owner/Driver class with no more than 50% the team being professionals. The goal being to encourage the virtues of Corinthian sailing. We collect that this strategy can help recruit the next generation of ClubSwan racers. Additionally, it 45 awesome and innovative photographs of ants | design swan represents an entry level layout into the active ClubSwan Racing Scene. High Tech in the High NorthThe technical aspect of this ClubSwan 36 is clear: Glue deck, open cockpit and retractable bowsprit; chamfered bow to lower CG and also to cut aero drag and weight; the transverse slipping C-foil, offering unwanted lift and force in varying amounts depending upon the angle of heel; also, the”gentle” carbon rig supplying a plethora of trimming opportunities. Even the ClubSwan 36 C-foil is symmetrical, living in an unobtrusive, internal trunk. With the ship weighing tonnes, it’s going to be very fast downwind. Upwind the foil may effectively generate side-force turning the keel fin in to just a bulb holder. As well as the haul downwind will probably likely be minimal. The C-foil is set up with a block-and-tackle system. Downwind it will become a central element in determining optimal trim. Generating a few side force once the boat is heeled means it is a vessel that responds favorably to heeling downwind. This has benefits in getting the double rudders in accordance with the water flow. Philippe Oulhen underlines the boat won’t fly, but instead skim throughout the water in a higher speed with optimum heeling. He also explained dinghy racers will feel at home onboard the brand new 36! When we inquired about whether anybody actually had considered canting rudders, the response was slightly ambiguous. .