After Its Success at Kieler Woche, Esimit Europa 2 Sets Sail Towards Sweden

After Its Success at Kieler Woche, Esimit Europa 2 Sets Sail Towards Sweden

Esimit Europa 2 is leaving Kiel after being the fastest sailing yacht at both
races within the world famous Kieler Woche sailing event where the yacht broke
monohull course record between the cities of Kiel and Eckernforde. The next
challenge is the most renown Swedish regatta AF Offshore Race.

KIEL, Germany, June 25, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via PRWEB - Esimit Europa 2,
after achieving two victories at Kieler Woche, the biggest sailing event in
the world attended by 3 million visitors, 5000 sailors and 2000 sailing
yachts, once again proved to be the best European sailing yacht. Great sailing
results were accompanied by sailing with children with disabilities from the
Stiftung Drachensee institution, meeting with executives from the yacht's main
sponsor GAZPROM, and signing a partnership agreement with adidas Sailing.

The world's fastest and technologically most advanced sailing yacht is now
leaving Kiel and moving to Stockholm for the start of the most renowned
Swedish regatta, the ÅF Offshore Race with its start on 30 June. The 350
nautical mile race, which rounds the scenic Gotland Island and ends in
Sandham, will see the record fleet of extremely attractive yachts, all of them
eager to take line honours at this Swedish classic. After its performance in
Sweden, the 30-meter canting keel racer will be shipped to the United Kingdom
for the start of the Cowes Week at the beginning of August, one of the oldest
continuing sporting events in the United Kingdom (established in 1826). The
18-member crew, coming from 10 different European nations, will show its
skills at 3 inshore races and prepare for one of the toughest European races,
the famous Rolex Fastnet Race. With 608 nautical miles in front of legendary
Jochen Schümann and his all-star crew, the Rolex Fastnet Race represents
Esimit Europa 2 season's highlight, as well as a big test for the yacht itself
due to always unpredictable weather conditions. In addition, the competition
will in total enter 380 from 20 countries and will therefore be very tough.

After the Rolex Fastnet Race, Esimit Europa 2 will return to the Mediterranean
for 4 races in October, starting with the Bernetti Lombardini Cup and
Barcolana in the Gulf of Trieste. On its way to Malta's Rolex Middle Sea Race
Esimit Europa 2 will try to break its own course record between the cities of
Trieste and Valletta (Medot Sailing Trophy).

The Esimit Europa 2 sails under the flag of the European Union, competes for
the Slovenian Sailing Federation and Yacht Club de Monaco and promotes the
sailing values of teamwork, solidarity, innovation and collaboration. Main
sponsor is the global energy company Gazprom, while BMW is the official
partner. The Esimit Europa project is under the patronage of the President of
the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso, and is endorsed by Martin
Schulz, the President of the European Parliament, and Sergey Lavrov, Foreign
Minister of the Russian Federation.


Gorazd Mauri

+39 366 675 90 92


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