Strong interest for 2021 Mini Transat

Published on January 8th, 2021

Since the official opening of registrations for the 23rd edition of the Mini Transat on December 15, no less than 126 applications have already been submitted for only 84 places available for the Mini 6.50 class solo skippers, either in the production or prototype division.

To date, 58 sailors meet all the required criteria, but 68 solo sailors still have requirements to complete to line up for the start of the event on September 26, 2021. Within the next eight months, there are fifteen races remaining for the contenders to try and win the precious entry ticket.

With such strong interesting, organizers anticipate the race will likely be sold out, and will now be monitoring the mandatory qualification criteria, namely completing more than 1,500 miles in a race on the Mini 6.50 circuit, with at least one stage of 500 miles and a solo event, but also a qualifying course of 1000 miles done non-stop and on the same boat.

The entry system favors the competitors who collect the necessary miles soonest, so the race for miles has already started, with a majority of the 26 openings for the prototype division.

Of the fifteen events on the 2021 class calendar, there are seven in the Mediterranean and seven in the Atlantic scheduled between March 6 and August 9. Finally, if a first list has just been established, it will continue to evolve regularly until September.

Updated every week, this will allow the 68 Minists, currently only pre-registered for the famous Mini Transat, to know almost in real time the progress of their status.

Race details:

The 23rd edition of the Mini Transat, reserved for the Mini 6.50, the smallest offshore racing class at 21-feet, will bring together a maximum quota of 84 solo sailors for a transatlantic competition on September 26, 2021.

Held biennially, with limited participation for safety that includes strict qualification guidelines, the 4,050 nm course is divided in two parts: Les Sables d’Olonne (France) to Santa Cruz de La Palma in the Canaries (Spain), restarting on October 29 for the finish at Saint-François in Guadeloupe.

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