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Line honours for Esimit Europa 2

First home in the Rolex Middle Sea Race

Tuesday October 25th 2011, Author: Giles Pearman, Location: Malta

Just before 0100 CEST on Tuesday 24 October, Igor Simcic’s supermaxi Esimit Europa 2 crossed the finish line in Marsamxett Harbour in Malta to claim line honours in the 2011 Rolex Middle Sea Race. The Slovenian boat finished at 00 hours, 54 minutes, 35 seconds in an elapsed time of 61 hours, 24 minutes and 35 seconds.

Dockside at the Royal Malta Yacht Club, owner and project manager Igor Simcic was presented with a Rolex Yacht-Master timepiece by Malcolm Lowell Jr. from Edwards’ Lowell, as well as the R.L.R. Line Honours Trophy by Royal Malta Yacht Club Commodore, Georges Bonello DuPuis.

In 2010, Esimit Europa2 was also the line honours winner, with an elapsed time of 54 hours, 52 minutes, 32 seconds.

As Esimit Europa 2 crossed the line in Malta, the nearest yacht, Rán, was approximately 90 nautical miles behind, and was expected at the finish in Malta Tuesday afternoon.

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