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More than just an Outstanding Sailing Project

Races 2014

[13 September]

Diplomatic Regatta is a race in the Adriatic Sea and the only regatta in which members of the Diplomatic Corps are joined on sailing yachts with professional sailors. Above all, it is an event promoting social and sports activities, which enables sailing experts, diplomats, politicians and business people to meet in one place. In a relaxed atmosphere, they can exchange their experiences and opinions, establish business contacts and enjoy demonstrating their sailing skills.

The regatta traditionally takes place in Izola (Slovenia) on the second Saturday in September, thus in its 2014 edition it will be held on September 13. With its roots in 2003, when the first Diplomatic Regatta saw participation of 900 people of whom 300 were members of the Diplomatic Corps and distinguished people from the business world. In the year of Esimit Europa 2’s first participation at the race – 2013 – 63 yachts with the Diplomatic Corps from 46 countries took part. Year 2014 marks the 12th edition of this unique race, the honorary sponsor of which is the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia and the Organization Committee of the race consists of members of the Diplomatic Corps, namely the people who gave the race its existence.

For Esimit Europa 2 2014 marks the second consecutive participation at this unique happening in Slovenian waters. The yacht in 2013 took the line honours win with Mrs Sara Stepanjan, Honorary Consul of the Republic of Armenia to Slovenia and Hrvoje Marušić, Deputy Minister and Director General for European Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Croatia, as the diplomatic guests onboard.

Results Diplomatic Regatta

Place Sail Number Yacht Elapsed time
1. SLO 1001 ESIMIT EUROPA 2 1h 18m 19s
2. CRO 2007 SHINING UMAG UMAGO MAXI 1h 42m 11s
3. SVK 0077 PAULA 1h 43m 14s
4. SLO 160 MEGAENERGIJA 1h 44m 03s
5. SRB 11 ALIGATOR 2 1h 45m 21s
6. AUT 5200 AQUILA 1h 49m 19s
7. SLO 231 LIMONCA 1h 58m 54s
8. ITA 840 TIBURON 2h 00m 56s
9. CRO 1727 ALL FOR ONE 2h 04m 15s
10. SLO 424 SCORPIO 2h 11m 30s