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Swan 53


Jean d'Arthuys

Project Triana led by the French media entrepreneur Jean d’Arthuys is the latest entry in Adventure Class with a Swan 53.

It’s hard to explain the call of the sea, it takes hold of you with a mixture of fear and irrepressible attraction. It’s also an old dream from my youth. I had already set up a project 30 years ago, but it didn’t work out due to a lack of sponsors. Don’s idea of returning to the original format, mixing ocean racing and human adventure, makes the race accessible again and creates a strong interest in this next edition. This format slows down time and the madness of technology, creates the framework for an extraordinary human adventure, in one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world, the ocean.

Jean d’Arthuys, Triana


No.Name, NationalitySex, AgeLeg 1Leg 2Leg 3Leg 4
1Jean d’Arthuys, FrenchMale, 56
2Sébastien Audigane, FrenchMale


Jean d’Arthuys, who has a busy career from television to vineyards is no stranger to sailing having crewed with Olivier de Kersauzon, but felt this was the right opportunity to revive his dream to race around the world. He is bringing an experienced and adventurous crew onboard Triana.

First Mate

First mate Sébastien Audigane is well known in the professional French sailing community, with many ocean miles, 6 passages of Cape Horn and a Jules Vernes round the world record under his belt.


Ex Rafaela, Triana was purchased in January 2023. A major refit is planned for June 2023.

Triana (Ex Rafaela) Image: Bernard Gallay Yacht Brokerage
Image: Bernard Gallay Yacht Brokerage
Image: Bernard Gallay Yacht Brokerage
Displacement20 t
BuilderNautor’s Swan
DesignerGerman Friers
Year Built1987