Sailing Legend Jochen Schuemann Skipper of the First European Sports Team

By Esimit Europa Limited, PRNE
Sunday, May 8, 2011

The Most Victorious GERMAN Sailor of all Time Takes Over as Skipper of the Maxi Yacht Champion Esimit Europa 2 - After Vila (ES) and Schuemann (DE) one More European Sailing Star is to Join the Already International Crew

GORIZIA, Italy, May 9, 2011 - (Photo: )

The most successful German sailor of all time, Jochen
, confirmed his presence as skipper of Esimit Europa 2, the only
yacht in the world to sail under the European flag. Schuemann, two times
America's Cup winner and three times Olympic champion, holds several world
and European titles in different sailing classes.

About getting involved in a project which is promoting better
understanding among European peoples, Schuemann stated: "It is obviously a
great honour for me to join this European team. Europe is one of the
wealthiest and most developed continents in the world, even though it is also
one of the smaller ones. I think that the single European nations are too
small if we want to remain competitive in the global development of mankind.
Since we are physically living on the same continent, the most logical thing
is that Europeans cooperate to achieve a better future. And that's why we
need one boat. Sailing has always been uniting peoples and continents", he

"It is a great pleasure to announce the beginning of such a
significant cooperation on Europe's day. It has a special meaning for us",
Igor Simcic, the owner of the yacht, stated. "Jochen Schuemann is not only
one of the world's most outstanding sailors. He is a very noble man, who
dedicated his life to sailing as a means of bringing peoples closer to each
other. I am genuinely convinced that, with one more acquisition, this team
can become history. The Esimit Europa 2 crew will be a living example to all
Europeans of what we can achieve if we truly join our forces".

Esimit Europa 2 is one of the fastest and technologically most
advanced sailing yachts in the world. The 30-meters long maxi sails under the
patronage of Mr. Jose Manuel Barroso, president of the European Commission,
and is sponsored by Gazprom. In its first season in 2010, the yacht won all
the attended regattas, providing many occasions for Europeans to cheer for
their continent and to see the European flag climb upon the highest step of
the podium.


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