24 Oct '12, 3pm

Line Honours Decided: Esimit Europa 2 (SLO) has claimed line honours at the 2012 Rolex Middle Sea Race. The 30.4...

Line Honours Decided: Esimit Europa 2 (SLO) has claimed line honours at the 2012 Rolex Middle Sea Race. The 30.4...

Igor Simcic's crew completed the 606-nm course in 3 days, 13 hours, 33 minutes and 15 seconds (85 hours, 33 minutes and 15 seconds), an elapsed time significantly slower than the race record of 47 hours, 55 minutes and 3 seconds set by George David's 27.43m/90-ft Maxi Rambler (USA) in 2007. "It was a very long race and hopefully the longest we'll ever have to do," reflected skipper Jochen Schümann, relieved to arrive in Malta. "As we expected it was a light race. After the passage through the Strait of Messina, the fleet caught up with us at Stromboli which is not good enough for a 100-footer." At Stromboli Esimit headed inland, finding breeze while her rivals slowed down. "After that tactical move we led comfortably for the rest of the race despite having to park several times especially behind the islands in front of Trapani." The line honours time set by Esimit Europa 2...

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