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Esimit Europa 2 Takes Seventh Line Honors Victory in Giraglia Offshore Race

June 19, 2014

Photo courtesy of Carlo Borlenghi / ROLEX

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Monaco (June 19th 2014) – Igor Simcic’s Esimit Europa 2 crossed the finish line off Monte-Carlo at 12:35 CEST, to secure the R/P-designed and McConaghy-built 100’ Super Maxis’ seventh Line Honors victory in the offshore race of the Giraglia Rolex Cup (3 victories as Neville Crichton’s Alfa Romeo and 4 victories as Esimit Europa).

Her elapsed time of 24 hours, 35 minutes, 56 seconds was well outside her record (14 hours, 56 minutes and 16 seconds) for the 62nd edition of 241-nm race, which she set in 2012 when the race finished in Sanremo. The predicted tricky wind conditions extinguished any hope of bettering her benchmark time.

Skipper Jochen Schumann said, “It was perfect to win line honors in this special edition of the Giraglia Rolex Cup finishing in Monaco. We were lucky to finish much earlier than expected. Aside from a critical point off Saint-Tropez where the wind was very light we got our strategy just right.” Owner Igor Simcic explained that it was a unique idea to finish the race in Monte-Carlo and for him, “the best finish of my life.”


Builder: McConaghy
Source: Regatta News
Map courtesy of Giraglia Rolex Cup Media