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Mini Transat

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Mini Transat - Départ le 13 octobre 2013 by minitransat

it starts in 3 days and it is more international and interesting than ever:

"Seven Italians on the line
They are the great leaders of the Mediterranean races. The Italians found in the Mini Transat an escape from and elitist yachting still steeped in maritime tradition....

Antipodeans and Americans
Some do not hesitate to come from far away to attend. And two Australians will be on the starting line, namely Richard Hewson and Katrina Ham. Another representative of the southern hemisphere, the South African Craig Horsfield will also join the group...Jeffrey MacFarlane is a man determined to race the Mini Transat no matter what obstacles are put in his way. Originally from the United States, he participated in the pre-season races in the Mediterranean before his boat was shipwrecked in a gale. Determined to participate at any cost, he decided to rent the prototype of Czech navigator Milan Kolacek, which had claimed the Champion of France title, and he has battled through all the qualifying events to be present at the start. A good boat, unwavering determination, perhaps Jeffrey will follow the footsteps of Norton Smith? We must not forget the Canadian Diane Reid who intends to try her luck in a series boat. ..

European melting pot
Four Spanish navigators, three Swiss and three Belgians, a Hungarian, an Estonian, a Brit, one German and one Dutch - Europe is present in all its diversity. Hungary’s Aron Meder, is an old hand at offshore racing and has already sailed around the world on a lake boat of less than six meters. The Dutchman Robert Rosen Jacobson is a repeat offender. This particularly active retired 62 year old already has several Mini Transat under his keel. He is best known for never letting up, sometimes pushing his boats beyond their reasonable limits. ...

The course 2013: returns to its origins
Leg one - Douarnenez to Arrecife (Lanzarote): 1200 miles.
Leg two - Arrecife to Pointe a Pitre: 2800 miles.

Dates
Prologue 'Tout commence en Finistère' October 6, 2013.
Start from Douarnenez October 13, 2013 at 13h. Arrival in the Canary Islands between 23 and 26 October 2013.
Start from Canary Islands November 9, 2013. Arrival in Guadeloupe between 23 and 30 November 2013. "


more here:

Sail-World.com : Mini-Transat 2013 - The most international of offshore races

Historique | Mini Transat 2013 - Douarnenez / Lanzarote / Pointe-à-Pitre

Proto vs Série | Mini Transat 2013 - Douarnenez / Lanzarote / Pointe-à-Pitre
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