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The Swan Regatta in Turku from 16 to 19 August
Swan – the Legendary Finnish Yacht exhibition opens 1 August
Above: Swan 65 "Sayula II" in 1974 won the first Whitbread Round the World competition.
The exhibition describes the success story of a high-quality Finnish product that has sailed the world's oceans for more than forty years.
The story began in 1966 when Mr. Koskenkylä decided to make a new type of 10m yacht out of fibre glass; one that could cruise on the sea but also compete in races. Swan 36 "Tarantella" was the first Swan yacht produced and it was launched in June 1967. It proved successful in competitions and in the following year, Swan 36 "Cesse Tete II" won seven out of seven races during “Cowes Week' in England.
When Swan 65 "Sayula II" won the first Whitbread Round the World competition in 1974 a Finnish legend and a major brand was born.
The exhibition runs from 1 to 31 August, 2012 on Suomen Joutsen.
Swan yachts arrive in Turku
Swan yachts can be seen competing in the Swan Archipelago Regatta 2012 from 16 to 19 August. The actual competition dates are Friday 17 and Saturday 18, which is also when there will be an opportunity to hear Mr. Koskenkylän present a personal history of Swan yachts.
The Regatta ends on Sunday with a spectacular Parade of Sails. The Regatta’s patron is Admiral Juhani Kaskeala.
The regatta is organised by The Yacht Club of Turku and the Forum Marinum Maritime Centre Regatta Yacht Club. The exhibition has been put together with the help of Turku Yacht Club’s Commodore Samuli Salanterä as well as Timo Telkola, journalist Mathias Luther, a representative of Nautor (the Swan's manufacturer), the Forum Marinum Foundation's Project Manager Pekka Paasio and and its Curator Jarmo Saarinen.
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