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Postby john sefton » Tue Jul 03, 2012 4:58 pm

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 Founding of the association.
Sail for Europe plays a pioneering role in creating the first European crew and committing it to a major international sailing contest.
1977 | 1978 
Flying the EUR 1 flag, the 51-foot sloop Treaty of Rome (ex-winner of the Admiral's Cup) competes in the Whitbread Round the World Race, 1977-78. The smallest boat in the race, skippered by Belgian Philippe Hanin, it comes in a worthy third.
1979 | 1980
 Back in Europe, Treaty of Rome embarks on a two-year tour of major European harbours. After London, Dublin, Copenhagen and The Hague, the boat berths in Athens to celebrate the conclusion of negotiations for Greek accession to the Union.
1980 | 1981
 Treaty of Rome embarks on its second global challenge in the Whitbread Round the World Race, 1980-81. The boat is skippered by the Italian Antonio Chioatto.
Sail for Europe commissions the yacht Europe (a Sélection-class boat from the Jeanneau yard) for the 1984 edition of the Tour de France à la Voile. Baptised by EU Commissioner Claude Cheysson and skippered by Philippe Hanin, the boat sets off under the eyes of millions of holidaymakers on the French coast… and wins the race! On board, a crew from all the Member States of the European Union and public figures like Jean-François Deniau.
Europe embarks on a second Tour de France à la Voile. Captained by Bruno Dubois, the European crew comes in fourth.
To commemorate the 30th anniversary of the signature of the Treaty of Rome and the 200th anniversary of the Founding Act of the United States of America, Sail for Europe organises a transatlantic regatta linking Nieuwpoort in Belgium with Philadelphia: the Constitution Race. Sail for Europe enters a First 42 – baptised Europe by the President of the European Parliament, Lord Plumb, and skippered by Yves de Coninck – which finishes second behind Letzebuerg. The initiative and the boat's performance are warmly welcomed by Jacques Delors, President of the European Commission, and Wilfried Martens, President of the European Council.
For its third participation in the Tour de France à la Voile in 1988, Sail for Europe hands the tiller of the boat Europe-Youth Hostels to Claude Martinuzzi. Thousands of young Europeans provide technical support for the venture and share in the European ideal.
For the first time in its history, on the initiative of Sail for Europe, the Admiral's Cup changes its rules to accept the participation of a crew not confined to the nationals of the country entering the boat. As a consequence, in 1989 , it is a European crew that finishes first in real time. The exploit is conclusive: a new European crew, once again riding the crest of the waves!
Second edition of the Constitution Race. The Vice-President of Sail for Europe, Philippe Hanin, faces serious technical challenges on board Europe, but still manages to finish the race which is won by USA.
On the EU’s 50th anniversary, these institutions decided in turn to be patrons of the Treaty of Rome yacht as part of the Sail for Europe event. The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) chose to charter it for six months so as to mark its anniversary in an original way. The yacht stopped off in twelves places in the European Union to go and meet Europeans in their home countries. In addition to this ‘on the ground’ approach, the EESC wanted to communicate the specific values of the European Union to the general public and media, such as its dynamism and solidarity.
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Re: Treaty of Rome

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