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Victorious Start of the Season for Esimit Europa 2 at the Rolex Capri Sailing Week

CAPRI, May 24, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — via PRWEB – Maxi yachts competing at the Rolex Capri Sailing Week today concluded the racing at the 10th edition of the event with an 18 nautical mile coastal race in the picturesque waters around the island of Capri. The course was set from the starting line to Punta Campanella on the Sorrento Peninsula, then across to a mark near Sorrento before returning to the north side of Capri to the finish line. Esimit Europa 2 took line honours at today’s race and thus concluded this event as first across the finish line in the maxi fleet in all organized races. Namely due to a lack of wind, only one out of the three planned coastal races were run at this premiere Rolex event for Maxis in the Mediterranean.

The highlight of the event for the maxi fleet was the offshore Volcano race, which was the opening race at the Rolex Capri Sailing Week. In the fourth edition of this offshore race, the organizers set the course south of Capri to round the volcano of Stromboli and then Strombolicchio before returning to Capri in a shortened 230 nautical mile course. The sailing started on Monday morning, 19 May, at 10:00 CET with wind of eight to nine knots at the starting line. The wind soon picked up to 10 to 11 knots and led the competitors towards the volcanoes with a maximum speed of 18 knots. After a competitive race among the boats heading towards the volcanoes, Esimit Europa 2 managed to round Stromboli in the night of 19 May. Racing back towards Capri was marked with many wind gaps before the Esimit Sailing Team finally sailed across the finish line as the first boat to finish the race after an elapsed time of 27 hours and 16 minutes, taking its 29th consecutive line honours.

The skipper of Esimit Europa 2, Jochen Schumann, was pleased with the performance of the team and the yacht: “This was a very good start to the season. We have a new mast after our previous one broke at the end of last year’s racing season, and it was important to make sure it all works well. So the team and the yacht are well prepared and we are ready for the next challenges of the season.”

Igor Simčič, the founder of the Esimit Europa project, said: “This was the first regatta and the first win of this season. We have a very fast boat in all conditions and we are looking forward to the upcoming races.”

With its victorious participation in Rolex Capri Sailing Week, organized by the International Maxi Association in collaboration with the Yacht Club Capri, Esimit Europa 2 kicked off its 2014 racing season. The next challenge for the Esimit Sailing Team will be one of the most renowned offshore races in the Mediterranean, the Giraglia Rolex Cup, which will be followed by the opening of the new Clubhouse of the Yacht Club de Monaco, of which Esimit Europa 2 is a proud member.


The Esimit Europa project, founded by Igor Simčič and represented by the Esimit Europa 2 yacht, with its main sponsor Gazprom and official partner BMW, aims to promote pan-European cooperation and to spread the sense of a common European identity through the unifying power of sports. The 100 foot Maxi has assembled on board 18 highly skilled sailors from 10 different nations who inspire the sailing values of teamwork, solidarity, innovation and collaboration. Furthermore, the Esimit Europa project is under the patronage of the President of the European Commission and has the official support of the President of the European Parliament, which allows the yacht to officially fly the European flag.

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Eldina Knez
E: eldina.knez(at)esimit(dot)com
GSM: +39 337 1093756

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Multihull Central announces acquisition of Mutihull Yacht Sales

Multihull Central is pleased to announce a historic acquisition of Multihull Yacht Sales Australia, creating the largest multihull specialist brokerage in Australia.

In only a couple of years since being established, Multihull Central has grown rapidly selling more used multihulls in Australia than any other broker in 2013 and distributing high performance production sailing boats including Corsair trimarans, Seawind catamarans, and Outremer catamarans, offering a boat for all budgets and levels of experience.

With Australia’s only dedicated multihull marina in the heart of Sydney Harbour, Multihull Central offer an exclusive opportunity to display up to 17 new and used multihulls in the water for display or sea trials. The team of six sales agents around Australia has extensive experience in cruising and racing multihulls and is only too pleased to welcome Philip Day of Multihull Yacht Sales Australia to the team.

For a decade and a half Phil has established Multihull Yacht Sales Australia as a source of knowledge and expertise for the discerning catamaran or trimaran buyer, with his trusted advice and experience allowing hundreds of boat owners to confidently step into new or used multihulls over the years. Phil has also won several Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Races onboard his own catamaran and continues to be a leading broker in the industry. His addition to the team only reinforces Multihull Central’s commitment to excellence and expertise.

With Multihull Central and Multihull Yacht Sales Australia joining forces, Multihull Central now establishes an office directly in the heartland of the Australian multihull market, being Manly Boat Harbour, QLD. This office perfectly complements their Sydney base offering access to more new and used multihulls closer to where these vessels are located and providing customers a network around Australia to assist with researching, learning and ultimately buying.

To meet the team, Multihull Central will have three brands and four boats on display at the Sanctuary Cove Boat Show this week including a Corsair Dash MKII, Seawind 1000XL2, Seawind 1250 and for the first time in Australia, Outremer shows off their award winning 49ft model.

For more information visit website or call 1300 852 620.

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Photo gallery: Sailing back in time as beautiful boats take shape around Norfolk

A close-up view of the hull of a timber vessel under construction at the Wroxham workshop of Porter and Haylett in 1968.

Rosemary Dixon
Saturday, May 24, 2014

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Boatbuilding is a key industry locally and spring a vital time of preparation for the busy summer season on the waters.

Our EDP photographers have dropped in regularly over the years to record scenes of activity at well-known firms in our area.

Browse through our photo gallery of history cycles by clicking the link at the top right of the page.

If you recognise anyone in the pictures, or would like to tell us more about them you can email

To get a copy of one of our old photographs, visit or telephone Diane Townsend Mon-Fri on 01603 772449. The photos will be available on the website from Monday afternoon.

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