Victory for Clem

The Swan 56 Clem celebrates as the first Swan to cross the ARC finish line.

Swan 56 Clem
Kurt Arrigo

The Swan 56 Clem finished the ARC, a 2,700 nautical mile race from Las Palmas to St. Lucia, after 15 days and 21 hours on corrected time. The yacht was the first Swan to cross the finish line in Rodney Bay, and placed second place in the RORC IRC Racing Division Class A.

In the press release, Jaime Olazabal, Owner and Skipper, stated, "We had the best crossing imaginable, great sailing, great food and above all great company, we even managed some fishing! The icing on the cake has definitely been the Swan Transatlantic Trophy, it means a great deal to us to be the proud custodians of this beautiful trophy for a year. Our boat Clem has once again behaved herself impeccably…. I am a very happy Swan owner."