Ian Lipinski (Entreprises Innovantes) 2nd series boat to Pointe-à-Pitre and winner of the Mini Transat Îles de Guadeloupe
November 15, 2015
1 + 2 makes 1! A second place finish behind Julien Pulvé was enough for Ian Lipinski to take the overall victory in the Series boat class of the Mini Transat Îles de Guadeloupe.
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The great win on the first stage that saw Lipinski secure a 7 hour, 34 minute and 7 second lead over second place, Tanguy Le Turquais (Terreal) and 11 hour 41 minute and 25 second one on Julien Pulvé* (Novintiss), fourth in Lanzarote, was enough for the skipper from Lorient in Brittany (France) to win in the overall Series Boat ranking.
Ian Lipinski crossed the finish line at 10:15:06 GMT this morning covering the second stage in 14 days, 19 hours, 5 minutes and 6 seconds. He has sailed 3,285 miles at an average boat speed of 9.25 knots.
*Julien Pulvé won the second leg of the Mini Transat Îles de Guadeloupe today at 2:06:15 GMT. Julien Pulvé's average boat speed over the theoretical distance was 9.33 knots.
NOTE TO THE EDITORS
The Mini Transat - Îles de Guadeloupe 2015: For the 20th edition and for the second time, the Mini Transat Îles de Guadeloupe returns to its origins with a start from Douarnenez (France). The Breton harbor will see the fleet of 72 solo sailors will set off on the 19th of September to Lanzarote, where the Mini 6,50 will stop before the Atlantic stage start on 31st October. The Mini Transat - Îles de Guadeloupe 2015 solo sailors are expected to finish some three weeks later in Pointe-à-Pitre to a warm Caribbean welcome. The 2,700 nautical mile race from France to the Caribbean is the longest solo race for the smallest of boats. Each solo sailor will be tested to the limit on this unique adventure: a trans-Atlantic race in a small boat and confined space where you have just yourself to depend on.
The Race: 72 entries, 71 boats at the start in Douarnenez, 63 boats at the start in Lanzarote, 7 support boats
The Skippers: 68 men, 4 women, 52 rookies, 20 return competitors, 33 years average age, The youngest: 22 years old (Julien Hereu and Quentin Vlamynck), The oldest: 56 years old (Carlos Lizancos), 15 nationalities
The Course: 4021nm, 2 stopovers, 3 towns
Douarnenez - Lanzarote 1257nm
Lanzarote - Pointe-à-Pitre 2764nm
7th October 2015 - Prize Giving 1st Stage in Lanzarote
24th October 2015 - Prologue and Prize Giving (Lanzarote)
31st October 2015 - Start 2nd Stage: Lanzarote - Point-à-Pitre (Guadeloupe)
14th November 2015 - Estimated arrival time for the first boat at Point-à-Pitre
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