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Esimit Europa was recognised as the main donator in the year 2015 by the Foundation Vrabček Upanja (Sparrow of Hope) for the donation with the purpose of buying new necessary equipment and medical devices for the ward for disabled youth and rehabilitation at Stara Gora and the Maternity Department of the hospital in Šempeter pri Gorici. Besides the donations, Esimit Europa was also the main sponsor of the charity football match that was held in Bilje near Nova Gorica (Slovenia), in the region where the project was founded 20 years ago.
To celebrate 20 years of the vision of the Slovenian businessman and entrepreneur Igor Simčič, the founder of the Esimit Europa project, 200 guests and friends of Esimit Europa gathered on the magnificent deck terrace of the new clubhouse of the Yacht Club de Monaco, which is home to the Esimit Europa 2 yacht. Among those attending the gala event organised on this very special occasion were several Ministers, Members of the European Parliament, Ambassadors and Consuls, Managers of sponsoring and partner companies and leaders of several important yachting institutions, who share a passion for sailing and support for this unique European project. Celebrations were held under the honorary patronage of the President of the Republic of Slovenia Borut Pahor and the President of the Republic of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades.
By crossing the finish line at 11:46:48 Esimit Europa 2 managed to improve by more than one hour the previous best finishing time in the Palermo-Montecarlo Race set in 2010. As the Esimit Sailing Team celebrated their triumph the nearest following rival was still sailing through the Strait of Bonifacio. The record time made the victory in front of the home yacht club even more exciting, all the more so since they arrived here to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Esimit Europa project in the Yacht Club de Monaco at the end of next week.
At midday today amid a record fleet of 43 yachts from 7 countries, Esimit Europa 2 set sail from the starting line in Palermo to embark on the 500 nautical mile long course from the Gulf of Mondello towards Port Hercules in Monte Carlo, where her home yacht club is based. The course will take competing yachts through the gateway in front of Porto Cervo in mid-race, leaving Sardinia on port side, while after the gateway yachts may choose whether to sail Corsica on port or starboard side.
Fulfilling its mission of connecting people, the aim of the Esimit Europa project is also to help the less privileged children in various ways. This summer the Esimit Europa project again supported the Fleet of Hope for the Children in Need which is organised by sunshine4kids.
The Esimit Europa project, by fulfilling its mission of connecting the worlds of sports with diplomacy, social responsibility, culture and business, was the main sponsor of the charity football match that was held in Bilje near Nova Gorica (Slovenia), in the region where the project was founded 20 years ago.
Esimit Europa 2 crossed the finish line of the Giraglia Rolex Cup in Genoa at 17:27:58 CEST as first in the fleet - and just about 6 nautical miles ahead of its closest competitor, another 100-footer, Magic Carpet. The 243 nautical mile race from Saint-Tropez to Genoa via the Giraglia Rock was attended by a record 240 yachts from 20 countries, but light winds on the day did not allow Esimit Europa 2 any chance of improving on the amazing record it set in 2012 when the yacht completed the race in just 14 hours, 56 minutes and 16 seconds – albeit sailing in very different wind conditions.
Just before embarking on the offshore race of the Giraglia Rolex Cup, Esimit Europa 2 sailed in the inshore races in front of enchanting port of Saint Tropez in a fleet of 22 yachts in her group.
This morning at 4:52:00, Esimit Europa 2 crossed the finish line in front of the historic port of Saint-Tropez as first of a fleet of around 90 yachts that set sail with the first start at the stroke of midnight from Sanremo on the 60 nautical mile offshore race. With downwind sailing all the way, Esimit Europa 2 completed the course in the remarkable time of 4 hours 51 minutes to win its 37th consecutive line honours victory.
Esimit Europa 2 was the first yacht to cross the finish line of the scenic Volcano race at 10:37:24 CEST this morning. With an elapsed time of 1 day, 21 hours and 2 minutes to navigate the 391 nautical miles of this renowned offshore race, Esimit Europa 2 returned across the Tyrrhenian Sea from the Aeolian Islands to Gaeta to take its 36th consecutive line honours win.