Mini Transat - Good Start
The Mini Transat got underway on Tuesday, October 29 at 9:19 (local time ) in a building wind of about 12 knots, gusting up towards 30.
Numbers 816 (Richard Hewson, RG650.com), 198 (Sébastien Picault Kickers) and 667 (Benoît Marie, benoitmarie.com) claimed the best starts. Everything went well under clear skies and with farily rough seas (about 1.50m swell). The committee boat end was favoured.
Two incidents to note
- N° 850 ( Stan Maslard, Sefico Group ) returned to port to a technical problem. The repair is underway.
- A collision between 587 and 791 forced both boats return to port. The two competitors do not yet know whether they will be able to return to the race.
How to follow the first hours of the race
- On social networks : Twitter and Facebook
- Twitter : @MiniTransat2013 and #MiniTransat
- Facebook : Mini Transat
- During the first ten miles of the race, the position tacking map will be updated every ten minutes.
- On the home page of the Mini Transat web site, watch the boats pass through the Raz de Sein via the Semaphore webcam at the Raz .
NOTE TO READERS
The course 2013: returns to its origins
Leg 1 - Douarnenez to Puerto Calero (Lanzarote): 1257 miles.
Leg 2 - Puerto Calero to Pointe-à-Pitre: 2764 miles.
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.
Douarnenez Courses: organizer of the Mini Transat 2013 and 2015
All associations have mobilized Douarnenez with the support of local and regional authorities under the aegis of Douarnenez Courses: the yacht clubs, Douarnenez and Société des Régates de Douarnenez, the Winches club organizers for many years of Mini races with the Mini Fastnet and Trophy Marie-Agnès Péron as torchbearers, but also the association of the Fêtes Maritimes, the Atlantic Yacht Club, the Fédération Maritime and others who are preparing for fifteen days prior to departure, a festival celebrating the sea and the sailors. Competitors will be welcomed into the Port-Rhu a real jewel in the heart of the city.