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JJM-Trophy

JJM-Trophy


In memory of Jose Miguel Martinez who lost his life on Day 1 of the 2017 event, a special Jose Miguel Martinez Trophy (pictured) will be awarded for the winner of the first race (normally a short one held on Day 1). This first race will involve all entries (Commodores and Non-Commodores) and will not count towards the results of the other two trophies. The purpose of the trophy, presented in 2017 by ECC founder, Arno Hemm and his crew, is


1) To remember each year Jose Miguel Martinez who died while participating in ECC 2017 at Solta, Croatia

2) To remind all participants that sailing is potentially dangerous, even for experienced skippers

3) To be awarded to the winner of the first race each year.

ECC Winners

This is the complete list of the ECC’s winners until current date.

Year Location Winner, Captain
1994 Mallorca, Spain Voest-Alpine, Eugen Gotter
1995 Kos, Greece Raytheon, Fred Greven
1996 Kusadasi, Turkey John Brown, Aad De Ruyter
1997 Athens, Greece Kvaerner, Jan Kruiniger
1998 Marmaris, Turkey Fluor Daniel, Eric Hamer
1999 Mallorca, Spain HBI, Heinz Baedorff
2000 Elba, Italy Kvaerner, John Hall-Hall
2001 Pula, Croatia ABB Lummus, Peter Bisschop
2002 Athens, Greece Intecsa UHDE, Carlos Moreno
2003 Mallorca, Spain Owens Corning, Michael Kuhn
2004 Split, Croatia Outokumpu Technology, Andreas Klein
2005 Biograd, Croatia ABB Lummus, Peter Bisschop
2006 Lavrion, Greece Foster Wheeler, John Hall Hall
2007 Gocek, Turkey Hertel, Pieter van Beuzekom
2008 Bodrum, Turkey CB&I UK Limited, Craig Warrender
2009 Mallorca, Spain Novolen Technology, Klaus Hütten
2010 Biograd, Croatia Foster Wheeler, David Boocock
2011 Marmaris, Turkey Ingenieurbuero Heinrichs, Kay Heinrichs
2012 Biograd, Croatia RWE Consulting, Inken Braunschmidt
2013 Mallorca, Spain The Firm, Jan Bonset
2014 Sardinia, Italy LPL Projects + Logistics, Jens Wilkens
2015 Biograd, Croatia ALSTOM Power, Oliver Tondorf
2016 Gocek, Turkey Jacobs, Francois Abiven
2017 Trogir, Croatia Rohrleitungsbau Appen, Berthold Schultz

ECC Participants


ABB LUMMUS GLOBAL
ACCIONA INGENIERA
ALSTOM POWER SYSTEMS
AUSTRIAN TECHNOLOGIES
AVEVA
BADGER ENGINEERING
BAEDORFF INDUSTRIEBERATUNG
BALLAST NEDAM
BASF ENGINEERING
BECKER & GEDUSCH
BERTSCH ENERGIE
BROWN & ROOTS Ltd.
CB&I LUMMUS UK
C&D CONSULTING ENGENEERING
CEGELEC
CHEMGINEERING
CONTINENTAL
DDM
DHV AMERSFORT
DR. BRAUNE & PARTNER
DUSCHL INGENIEURE
E.B.BADGER & SON
ENDRESS + HAUSER
FABRICOM
FDES
FLINTER
FLUOR/HARSCO
FOSTER WHEELER ENERGY
FOSTER WHEELER FRANCE
FOSTER WHEELER ITALY
GEMCO INTERNATIONAL
GADEM
GCTRONIC
GAK ASSOCIATES
GERMANISCHER LLOYD INDUSTRIAL SERVICES
GROBE - WENTRUP
HERTEL
HOLCIM GROUP SUPPORT
ILF CONSULTING ENGINEERS
INGENIEURBUERO HEINRICHS
INGENIEURGRUPPE MUENCHEN
INTECSA INDUSTRIAL
INTRA AUTOMATION HTTP
JACOBS ENGINEERING
JOHN BECKER INGENIEURE
JOHN BROWN DAVY TECHNOLOGY
JOHN BROWN DEUTSCHE ENGINEERING
JOHN BROWN EUROPE
JOHN BROWN HYDROCARBONS
JOHN BROWN ZOETERMEER
KBR
KOCH CHEM TECH GROUP
KRUPP UHDE
KVAERNER E & C
KVAERNER HOUSTON
KVAERNER TEESSIDE
KVAERNER PROCESS

LEICA GEOSYSTEMS
LINDNER ISOLIERTECHNIK & INDUSTRIESYSTEME
LPL PROJECTS + LOGISTICS
LUMMUS NOVOLEN TECHNOLOGY
LURGI METALLURGIE
LURGI OEL GAS CHEMIE
M+W PROCESS INDUSTRIES
NEXEN PETROLEUM UK
N+N ENGINEERING
NUTECH SAS
OPITZ CONSULTING
OUTOKUMPU TECHNOLOGY
OUTOTEC
OSRAM
OWENS CORNING
PARSONS, LONDON
PIRELLI PNEUMATICI
POLYTRADE
PRESSPART
PSN KAZSTROY
RAYTHEON E & C
REFLEX
RWE CONSULTING
SAMSON AG
SGL GROUP
SIEMENS VDO
SPIE CONTROLEC ENGINEERING
STAR ENGINEERING
STORK BRONSWERK
SULZER CHEMTECH
TECHNIP GERMANY
TEICON
THE FIRM
TRAFALGAR HOUSE GROUP
TRIPLAN
TÜV SÜD
UHDE
UHDE HOCHDRUCKTECHNIK
UHDENORA
UOP NV
VAN DE GROEP & OLSTHOORN
VECTORIA CONSULTING
VISSER & SMIT HANAB
VOEST ALPINE INDUSTRIEANLAGENBAU
WASHINGTON GROUP
WOLTER & DROS
WOOD GROUP PSN
WORLEY PARSONS
WWV WAERMEVERWERTUNG
ZENITRAM - GSM
ZIMMER

Brief History of the ECC

The Engineering Challenge Cup (ECC) was envisioned in 1993 by Eugen Goetter and his crew at the end of the Cap Sunion Rally in Greece. Arno Hemm was volunteered to become the event’s founder and first event organiser. Arno arranged for three boats to spend a week competing with each other to arrive first at each place they visited. It was agreed that the overall winner would organise the next year’s event.
There were no other rules apart from having low stress fun.

We continue here with the growing history of the ECC from the initial start in 1993:

  • The ECC was founded in 1993 by Arno Hemm
  • Started in 1994 the first Regatta was around Mallorca, Spain
  • In 1995 the waters around Kos, Greece were visited
  • Kusadasi-Marmaris, Turkey was the route in 1996
  • The area of Athens, Greece was sailed in 1997
  • Marmaris, Turkey and the seas in this area during 1998
  • The ECC went to Mallorca, Spain again in 1999
  • Elba in Italy was visited in 2000
  • The coast of Istria, Croatia was sailed in 2001
  • Saronioun Gulf south of Athens, Greece was sailed in 2002
  • The 10th anniversary was celebrated in Mallorca, Spain in 2003
  • More than 50 yachts enjoyed the coast of Split / Croatia in 2004
  • In 2005 53 yachts sailed around the coast of Biograd / Croatia
  • In 2006 67 yachts gathered in Lavrion Greece for the 13th ECC
  • In 2007 70 yachts were entered in Gocek, Turkey making this the biggest ECC Fleet to date.
  • In 2008 70 yachts sailed, this time in Bodrum, Turkey.
  • Mallorca, Spain, was again venue for ECC in 2009.
  • Biograd in Croatia hosted the ECC 2010.
  • In 2011 59 yachts sailed from Orhaniye to Marmaris, Turkey.
  • In 2012 53 yachts participated in Biograd, Croatia.
  • In 2013 the 20th anniversary was celebrated in Mallorca, Spain.
  • In 2014 the beautifull Island Sardinia, Italy was host to the ECC Fleet.
  • In 2015 the ECC Fleet raced from Biograd, Croatia.
  • In 2016 the bay of Gocek and Fethiye in Turkey hosted the ECC
  • In 2017 the Dalmatian coast of Croatia will be the scene of the ECC

ECC-Trophy

This is the ECC trophy. You will have the honour of keeping this unique sculpture for one year if your team wins the ECC.

Year after year, the name of the current ECC winner is added to the sculpture. But remember this is not an olympic race: we sail just for fun. The trophy is for the winning boat, but we all are winners.

Good luck and lots of fun to all ECC competitors!

Participating Nationalities (1994-2018)

AUSTRALIA
ITALY
AUSTRIA
MEXICO
BELGIUM
NETHERLANDS
CANADA
NEW ZEALAND
CROATIA
POLAND
FRANCE
RUSSIA
GERMANY
SCOTLAND
GREAT BRITAIN
SOUTH AFRICA
GREECE
SPAIN
IRELAND
SWITZERLAND
ISRAEL
ZIMBABWE
 

Commodores Cup

Founder: Heinz Baedorff

The Commodores Cup will be challenged only by the ECC-Winners of the past ECC history. Those ECC-Winners get the status of a Commodore. Therefore the Commodores Cup has become a very famous and exciting race during the ECC-Regatta week. With special thanks to Heinz, we did get this unique event, which makes the ECC even more complete and gives it a special touch.