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More than just an Outstanding Sailing Project

Races 2012

Rolex Middle Sea Race
[20th October – 27th October]
The final challenge for the Esimit Sailing Team in 2012 sailing season was the Rolex Middle Sea Race, organized by the Royal Malta Yacht Club. Race is a 606-nautical mile offshore race, where the yachts participating sail anti-clockwise around Sicily. The race is recognized as one of the most picturesque races in the Mediterranean. This year the recording number of 83 entrants started in the Marsamxett Harbour in Malta, heading towards the Strait of Messina, rounding the active volcano Stromboli, the Egadi Islands, Pantelleria and Lampedusa, with the finish in the Malta’s capital Valletta. Esimit Europa 2 was after 85 hours, 33 minutes and 15 seconds of sailing in tactically challenging conditions the first yacht to cross the finish line. By this the Esimit Sailing Team crowned the 2012 sailing season with yet another brilliant success, and become only the second yacht in the history of the Rolex Middle Sea Race to take the line honours three times in a row.
First ten yachts at the finish line (Elapsed Time):

  Yacht Elapsed Time
1. ESIMIT EUROPA 2 3d 13h 33m 15s
2. RAN 3d 20h 29m 56s
3. STIG 3d 21h 47m 11s
4. MED SPIRIT 3d 23h 41m 27s
5. LUPA OF LONDON 4d 9h 29m 6s
6. E1 4d 11h 49m 24s
7. CANTANKEROUS 4d 12h 5m 2s
8. VARUNA 4d 12h 49m 6s
9. PLIS PLAY 4d 13h 44m 53s
10. OPTIMUM 3 - ASPIDA 4d 13h 48m 1s

Rolex Middle Sea Race 2012

Photos Rolex Middle Sea Race 2012