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2015 Giraglia Rolex Cup – Europa 2 claims the line honours
Teamwork at the bow of ESIMIT EUROPA 2 - 2015 Giraglia Rolex Cup© Rolex / Carlo Borlenghi

Giraglia Rolex Cup 2015 – Europa 2 claims the line honours

Igor Simčič’s 100-ft Maxi Esimit Europa 2 (SLO) has claimed line honours at the 2015 Giraglia Rolex Cup.

Arriving in Genoa at 17:27 CEST on Thursday, Esimit Europa 2 completed the 243-nm offshore race from Saint-Tropez, France in 29 hours, 11 minutes and 58 seconds.

2015 Giraglia Rolex Cup – Europa 2 claims the line honours

Teamwork at the bow of ESIMIT EUROPA 2 – 2015 Giraglia Rolex Cup© Rolex / Carlo Borlenghi

The time is someway off the 14 hours, 56 minute and 16 second race record set by the same boat set back in 2012.

Esimit Europa 2 celebrate a fifth line honours win at the Giraglia Rolex Cup (2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015).

Second on the water – and Esimit’s closest rival – is Sir Lindsay Owen-Jones’s Wally Cento Magic Carpet Cubed, currently six-nm from the finish line.

To follow the progress of the 2015 Giraglia Rolex Cup fleet please follow the race tracker here.

by regattanews.com

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