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At the official prize giving ceremony at the Royal Ocean Racing Club in London, Igor Simi, owner of the Esimit Europa 2 yacht, was recognized for his crew's success at the recently running Rolex Fastnet Race. Igor Simcic with the Rolex Fastnet Race Trophy Namely, superyacht Esimit Europa 2 crossed the finish line first among over 340 yachts at the 608 nautical mile biennial challenge and therefore secured its 25th consecutive monohull line honours victory. For this great achievement, Igor Simi was awarded with the Rolex chronometer, while he was also presented with the "Erivale Trophy" for the first yacht home in the IRC Canting Keel Class and the "Irish Lights Trophy" for being the first IRC yacht rounding the Fastnet Rock. Moreover, Igor Simi was extended the invitation to the Royal Ocean Racing Club exclusive membership as a recognition for his outstanding sailing results. "I would like to thank the commodore of the Royal Ocean Racing Club, Mike Greville, and Club's CEO Edward Warden Owen for their hospitality tonight and the invitation to the Club membership. I am proud on my crew, which did an amazing job at the recent Rolex Fastnet Race, therefore I dedicate the trophies to each and one of them. At the same time I am honoured by the Club's invitation. I understand the upcoming admittance to the one of the most renowned sailing clubs in the world as a big recognition for me not just because of our sailing results, but also as an acknowledgement to the core values of the Esimit Europa project," stated Igor Simi during the prize giving ceremony. The last week Rolex Fastnet Race was attended by a total number of 14 Swan yachts. The Swan 80 sailing yacht Plis Play has become the first Swan to cross the finish line in Plymouth, UK, winning the prestigious Swan North European Challenge Trophy. Swan 80 superyacht Plis Play rounds the Fastnet Rock Photo credit to Rolex/Daniel Forster The biennial Rolex Fastnet Race, organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club is the world's largest offshore yacht race; with 347 boats from 20 nations participating this year, setting a new record for entry numbers. Racing began on Sunday, 11th August from Cowes, Isle of Wight. After three days of racing, the Spanish Swan 80 superyacht Plis Play was the first Swan to complete the 611 nautical mile offshore race to Plymouth via the Fastnet Rock off Southwest Ireland; completing the challenging course in an elapsed time of three days 21 minutes. Plis Play took 2nd place overall in IRC Z Class and won the Swan North European Challenge Trophy. The Swan Challenge Trophy is part of the Swan Challenge Series 2013, which consists of three further events and trophies; the Caribbean, Mediterranean and Transatlantic Challenges. Oscar Ibanez, skipper onboard Plis Play yacht thoroughly enjoyed the race: "The boat performed very well, the speed and performance of the Swan were fabulous and we didn't have any problems. Everything worked perfectly which is so important in this type of race; this guaranteed reliability only comes from a Swan. Highlights include the start on the Solent and the upwind to the Needles, and the close reaching from Fastnet to Scilly islands. The boat was very fast in these conditions with 20 to 22 knots of wind. Rounding the Fastnet Rock was very exciting also. We came over to race in the Rolex Fastnet Race as it is one of the most important offshore yacht races in the world, all sailors dream of taking part, Plis Play is starting to take part in some of the most remarkable races. We celebrated with a perfect onboard dinner with the all crew onboard with fantastic food and good Spanish wine and ham. This is the Swan philosophy replica breitling Bentley 6.75, a great performance boat that can achieve good results in the races but you can also relax onboard with all the home comforts and facilities." After handicap and a corrected time of three days 23 hours and 35 minutes http://www.mmtmtech.com/fake-hublot-big-bang-uk-hot-sale.html http://www.asmallheaven.net/replica-breilting-bentley-motors-disocunt-uk.html, the best placed Swan at the event was Swan 411 R Best Buddies (GER); they were presented with the Whirlwind Trophy at the final prize giving on Saturday, 17th August. Susann Eggers of Best Buddies is delighted with their results: "Best Buddies performed tremendously well replica Cartier Ballon Bleu Chronograph, running at an average of nearly 7.8 knots the whole time. She was enjoying the race after her first Rolex Fastnet Race experience in 1979. The highlight of the race was definitely the 6 hours downwind run from the rock to the Scillies, with 20 knots of wind in the middle of the night in that heavy fog that we had. To celebrate our really unexpected success we ordered lots of Pimms and celebrated with the trophy on the lawn with the whole crew, and then we all went to have a gorgeous dinner together. The next plans are sailing the boat to Monaco, then to Mallorca this year and entering some races in the med replica Corum, for instance the Rolex Swan Cup, the Middle Sea Race and perhaps Les Voiles de Saint Tropez." Best Buddies are not the only boat with cause for celebration, as 84 year old Ken Newman completed his 28th Rolex Fastnet Race this year onboard Swan 46 Marinero, chartered by Ken for the 5th time for this race. Ken Newman selected the Nautor's built Swan yacht due to his personal admiration of Nautor's Swan quality, believing that Swan are good strong boats which you can take out to sea in in all conditions. The Gazprom Swan 60 Class fleet were also competing in the Rolex Fastnet Race for the first time replica breitling Navitimer, with Swan 60 Petite Flamme taking first place in the Class. The Swan 60s will now head to Germany ready for the final event on their 2013 circuit, the Nord Stream Race. 336 yachts from 20 countries started the biennial race that runs from Cowes to Plymouth via the Fastnet Rock on the south west tip of Ireland. The line up had everything: professional and Corinthian sailors; some of the world's fastest, most technologically sophisticated yachts competing against 30 ft family crewed boats; participants from as far afield as Australia, Oman and the United States. Superyacht Esimit Europa 2 leads the maxis away from the race start Photo by Rolex/Kurt Arrigo Overall Winner: The Formidable French The most remarkable story of the week belonged to a father and son crew from Cherbourg, France, sailing the 33 ft JPK1010 Night And Day. No double handed crew had ever won the Rolex Fastnet Race; hardly surprising given the gruelling demands posed by offshore sailing. Pascal Loison and his son Alexis, a professional solo sailor, arrived in Cowes with the ambition of winning their double handed class. They will sail back to France tomorrow with the Rolex Fastnet Challenge Cup and a Rolex timepiece for company as the overall winner of the biggest offshore yacht race in the world. Sailing yacht Night and Day Overall Winner of the 2013 Rolex Fastnet Race Photo by Rolex/Kurt Arrigo "If you compete in offshore sailing, winning the Rolex Fastnet is really a pinnacle of success. It's nice, it was not expected, I don't know how to describe it," said a shell shocked Pascal. "We are a small boat, two handed and we have managed to win this race, beating all these large professional boats and crews," added Alexis. "It's my day, a good surprise and I will remember this victory all my life." Conditions during the race, light for the first few days before an upturn in breeze after the second half of the fleet rounded the mythical Fastnet Rock the midway point proved advantageous for the smaller boats. It was an especially good year for the French. Twelve of the first fifteen placed yachts, indeed the top five, hailed from across the English Channel. Night And Day, named after the Cole Porter song, is the first French boat to win the Rolex Fastnet for eight years. Curiously, the 2005 winner Jean Yves Chateau's Iromiguy was also a 33 ft boat. 2013 Rolex Fastnet Overall Winners Photo by Rolex/Kurt Arrigo Line Honours: Debut success for Esimit Europa 2 An impressive clutch of boats were competing for line honours, awarded to the fastest monohull yacht. Igor Simcic's 100 ft Maxi yacht Esimit Europa 2 (SLO) started as marginal favourite having dominated Mediterranean offshore sailing over the past three years but arrived as a Rolex Fastnet debutant. 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