In the spring of 2005, the New York Yacht Club approached several designers requesting a proposal for a new One Design yacht for the Club members and other sailors to enjoy traditional Corinthian racing. The boat was to be fast, fun to sail and rate well under the IRC Rule. Nautor’s Swan teamed up with the Frers Naval Architecture to present their proposal. After a thorough investigation of all of the candidates, the NYYC One-Design Committee selected the Nautor/Frers team to design and build the latest NYYC class racer. This gave birth to the NYYC ClubSwan 42, a light and extremely fast yacht and the first Swan to feature a retractable bow spirit.