Friday, June 24, 2011

Esimit Europa 2 Take Line Honours in Giraglia Rolex Cup

Esimit Europa 2 Photo: Rolex/Carlo Borlenghi
Esimit Europa 2 crossed the finish line in Genoa to claim line honours at the Giraglia Rolex Cup At 22:33.20 CET.

The Slovenian flagged yacht completed the course in 33 hours 45 minutes and 20 seconds and retains the title they claimed in 2010, when the event finished in San Remo.

Owner Igor Simcic was presented on arrival with a Rolex Yacht-Master Rolesium.
Photo: Rolex/Carlo Borlenghi
“This Giraglia was different from last year, we had all the time this light wind and for the boat it is very important to not stop. We looked all the time how to keep it running and had to keep our attention focused on everything. The whole team made their contribution to this success,“ Simcic said about his crew.
Jochen Schuemann and Igor Simcic Photo: Rolex/Carlo Borlenghi
As Esimit crossed the line in Liguria, Alegre was the closest yacht some 44-nautical miles behind in what will be a long night at sea for the rest of the fleet. The clock is ticking for the overall corrected-time victory.

Lulu Roseman

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