Next challenge for Esimit Europa 2

Exactly two months after the christening in Cannes and following three magnificent wins at the Giraglia Rolex Cup, Esimit Europa 2 is ready for another challenge. On Wednesday, 18 August 2010, the team will start the 500-mile race from Palermo to Monte Carlo. However, the road to a new victory will be anything but easy. The crew will have to compete against 26 top yachts and tackle the unpredictable conditions of the Tyrrhenian Sea.

The race is organised by the Circolo della Vela Sicilia in collaboration with the Yacht Club de Monaco, and 2010 marks the 6th edition. The Esimit Europa 2 team predicts another great performance with one of the fastest yachts in the world. “This is the second regatta this year for the team and an opportunity to test our boat’s capabilities in conditions that are different from the ones we faced in the Giraglia Rolex Cup. We are still learning as a team and each race is a new opportunity to get right all the details required to achieve world-class results,” said Igor Simcic, the yacht’s owner and General Manager of the Esimit Europa project.

“I am pleased that the three wins in the Giraglia Rolex Cup made it clear to the global audience that nothing is left to chance. Representing the colours of Europe is a great honor and a great responsibility at the same time. I am honoured that in the past month the project’s values were endorsed by Borut Pahor, the Prime Minister of Slovenia and Dr. Erato Kozakou Marcoullis, Minister of Communications and Works, who expressed the support on behalf of the Government of Cyprus.”

Esimit Europa 2 expects to arrive in Monaco on 20 August and can be tracked in real time online at The prizegiving will take place on Monday, 23 August at the prestigious Yacht Club de Monaco.