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Mini Transat Returns to Code Red

Published on October 24th, 2013

The scenario proposed yesterday by the Race Director to start the 84 strong Mini Tansat fleet on Friday with a stopover in Gijon has been determined a no-go so there’ll be no start on Friday for the Mini Transat however management is optimistic for a race start early next week.

The Race Director and meteorologists have identified that the weather window is too short and does not allow the entire fleet to reach the Spanish coast before the arrival of very strong winds coupled with a large swell (35 knots, 6m swell) .

However, scenario number 2 – a start early next week – is still viewed with optimism. The weather window looks good for an opportunity to send the fleet on the direct route to Lanzarote on Monday evening or Tuesday morning.

The Mini Transat therefore returns to Code Red – no planned departure within 36 hours. To recap, the color code is visible on the homepage of the Mini Transat website.

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