November was highlighted with the prize giving of Esimit Europa 2’s last race of this season – Barcolana.
At least during the prize giving the winds blew stronger, while the race was this year again marked with dead calms. We certainly share the organizer’s wish for the next Barcolana race to bring some good “vento.”
Also in November, the sailing team gathered in Trieste for the season’s final training. The yacht will during this winter stay in the Adriatic Sea.
Finally, let’s remember the achievements of the Esimit Europa 2 yacht during its successful 2013 season.
The Esimit Sailing Team received the President of the Republic Trophy for its overall win, the Barcolana Trophy for line honours and the trophy for winning in the super maxi sailing class. Present at the ceremony was this time also skipper Jochen Schümann along with Igor Simčič and crew representatives. Read more...
Project’s development and continued diplomatic support
Since its establishment in 1995, the Esimit Europa project has been proudly promoting a common European identity and the importance of cooperation through the unifying power of sport.
Our multinational crew from 11 European countries achieved 39 victories in 39 races and set 6 course records along the way with the Esimit Europa 2 yacht, while attaining an impressive global media exposure of 1.8 billion people through its activities.
We are grateful that, in addition to outstanding sport results, our mission, which is to connect all Europeans, and our endeavours in finding unique ways to promote cooperation and strengthen European values, have been recognised by the European Commission, European Parliament and Council of Europe. So far, we have also been honoured with the endorsement of 12 European heads of state, with the most recent support being that of Frank-Walter Steinmeier, President of the Federal Republic of Germany; Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic; Alexander Van der Bellen, Federal President of the Republic of Austria; and Rumen Radev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria.