Mini Transat (finally) underway
Published on October 29th, 2013
Douarnenez, France (October 29, 2013) – The biennial Mini Transat got underway today at 9:19 (local time) for the 84 singlehanded Mini Class sailors in a building wind of about 12 knots, gusting up towards 30. The start had been postponed since October 13 due to inclement weather.
Two incidents to note are that 850 (Stan Maslard) returned to port to a technical problem, with the repair underway. Another was a collision between 587 (Craig Horsfield) and 791 (Annabelle Boudinot) which forced both boats to return to port. The two competitors do not yet know whether they will be able to return to the race.
The Mini Transat is divided into two legs:
Leg 1 – Douarnenez to Puerto Calero (Lanzarote, Canary Islands): 1257 miles, 10-13 days.
Leg 2 – Puerto Calero to Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe: 2764 miles, 14-21 days.
Prologue “Tout commence en Finistère” October 6, 2013.
Start from Douarnenez originally planned for October 13, 2013 at 13.00. Departure postponed due to severe weather conditions on the race course.
Start from Canary Islands November 9, 2013. Arrival in Guadeloupe between 23 and 30 November 2013.
Event website: http://www.minitransat.fr/?lang=en