Rolex Swan Cup 2014: Jesper Bank won with Swan 56 Yasha

Elvstrøm Powered SWAN 56 doing great. The Rolex Swan Cup 2014 is for the 18th time taking place off the Costa Smeralda coastline in Sardinia, with more than 100 Swans participating.

Jesper Bank is on board Yukihiro Ishida’s newly-restored Swan 56 Yasha, competing in her first regatta since the 2002 Rolex Swan Cup. Jesper reports:

“We´ve won the Grand Prix Class with one point after four races. Especially up winds we were faster than the competing boats, which I am sure is due to a close cooperation between sail designer and trimmer. During the entire race we constantly beat the targets of the boat.”'

Complete setup

Elvstrøm Sails has delivered a complete set-up for the SWAN 56. In close co-operation with the crew and the mast builder the configuration of the sails has been optimized according to wind range and profile. Jesper explains: “We started this work in the early spring, and it´s of course great to see the hard work put into it is paying off. It looks promising and to me is also proves that a close co-operation between all parties pays off”.


- Upwind sails produced in EPEX Film-on-Film, Carbon high performance fiber
- Light, medium and heavy Genoa as well as no. 3 Jib ensuring the right headsail for every situation 
- The Spinnakers S1, S2 in Nylon and A3 in Polyester
Photo By: Rolex/Carlo Borlenghi