As 34 yachts representing 12 nations lined up, the docks in front of the YCCS were finally brightened by the presence of crews and boats for the first edition of the Swan Sardinia Challenge. Taking place from 21 to 26 June, the event was also valid as the second leg of The Nations League, a circuit that the Nautor shipyard has dedicated to its more racing-oriented one-design models. Organised by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda with the Nautor's Swan shipyard and ClubSwan Racing, the regatta was held in compliance with the Covid-19 regulations issued by the Italian Government, the Region of Sardinia and the Italian Sailing Federation, for an event which exceeded the expectations of the owners, teams, and organisers. Racing under the owner-driver rule, four one-design classes from the Finnish shipyard took part: the ClubSwan 50 with 13 yachts, the Swan 45 and ClubSwan 42 with 5 and 6 participants respectively, and the latest edition, the ClubSwan 36, with 10 teams, including an all-female crew on Skorpidi with Sofia Bekatorou (olympic gold in Athens and bronze in Qindao) calling tactics alongside Annemieke Bes (silver Qindao), Mikaela Wulff (bronze in London), Ocean Race veteran Elodie Mettraux, and the Italian Cecilia Zorzi, world champion in the Laser 4.7. Also racing in this class was YCCS Commodore Michael Illbruck, at the helm of Minna, while among the ClubSwan 50s the president of Nautor's Swan, Leonardo Ferragamo, was at the helm of his Cuordileone.