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Giraglia Rolex Cup: Esimit Europa 2 Takes Line Honours

With 19 knots of wind, the conditions were ideal for Esimit Europa 2 (EUR) on the team's second day of racing during the inshore portion of the Giralglia Rolex Cup.
The bright blue, 100 foot maxi flying the European flag is the largest yacht competing and towers over the fleet of 221 boats. The competition is strong as some of the best known professional sailing teams such as Jethou (GBR), Shockwave (NZL) and Container (GER) prepare for the Giraglia Rolex Cup which starts on Wednesday.
Esimit Europa 2 was quick off the start line today, second around the first mark and took the gun at the finish line with a lead of several minutes over the next boat, mini Maxi Alegre (GBR).
Skipper Flavio Favini: "Each day we discover more about this boat. The inshore races ar
e like an accelerated training programme and we have plenty to learn. Esimit Europa 2 is big and powerful and we want to be as prepared as we can be for the start of the Giraglia Rolex Cup on Wednesday."
Racing continues tomorrow in the confines of the Bay of St Tropez with the prize-giving for the inshore regatta at the historic Citadelle in the evening. All this in preparation for the start of the 58th edition of the Giraglia Rolex Cup, the 241 nautical mile race from St Tropez, whi
ch takes the fleet around the Giraglia rock and up to the finish in San Remo.

Event site: www.giragliarolexcup.com

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