Gazprom has extended its sailing sponsorship activity by becoming the title sponsor of the Swan 60 class. The Russian energy company is also a major sponsor of Esimit Europa which recently won the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup. The company also sponsors the Swan 60 Bronenosec, representing the Yacht Club of Saint-Petersburg. The relationship Nautors Swan is planned to last for the next six years through to the end of 2017. The deal will include the creation of the Gazprom Swan 60 Class, title sponsorship of the Gazprom Swan European Regatta in 2013, 2015 and 2017 and a series of annual social events in various markets for the Swan owners and ClubSwan guests.