Esimit Europa 2 in Cowes, Isle of Wight
I was fortunate enough to get an invite to the media launch of the Esimit Europa 2. So it was off to Cowes on the Isle of Wight for me. Shortly after it had taken line honours in the big boat class at Cowes and just before thier next challenge the Rolex Fastnet race.
Its is one of the worlds fastest and technologically advanced sailing yachts in the world. Its stats are mind boggling. 30 meters long, the mast is 44 meters tall a crew of 18 and a top speed of over 38 knots!
It is the only yacht sailing under the European flag and under the patronage of Jose Manuel Barroso president of the European Commission. It further enjoys the support of the European Commission, The Russian Government and numerous European diplomats. Promoting their message ‘All together – for Europe’. Theres alot more information to be found on their website http://www.esimit.com
I spent an hour and a half on it, most of it at 45 degrees!
Igor Simčič at the helm, owner, who is joining his team for the fastnet race.
Yacht skipper Jochen Schümann.
At the helm Ed Wright, European and World Finn Class Champion and winner of ISAF World Cup Series.
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