PHOTOS: Start of 2013 Mini Transat

PHOTOS: Start of 2013 Mini Transat

Published on November 13th, 2013

The biennial Mini Transat, a transatlantic race for solo Mini 6.5m competitors, finally started on November 13, 2013.

Originally to start from Douarnenez (France) on October 13, the 84 singlehanders were postponed to October 29 due to severe weather. Once started, with the fleet nearly two-thirds across the Bay of Biscay, the race was abandoned due to excessive conditions. The fleet was diverted to Sada, at the north west tip of Spain, to wait for the restart.

The race was to have two legs: 1257 miles from France to Canary Islands, and 2764 miles from Canary Islands to Guadeloupe. But now with the delays, the race is reduced to one leg, 3700 miles across the Atlantic from Sada to Pointe a Pitre, with a gate at the Canary Islands for safety.

Photos by Jesús Renedo.

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