Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Western Connecticut, USA
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Re: Interesting Sailboats
Yes, that Mini 6.5 practice session video has been making the rounds. The guys from Open Sailing, out in Los Angeles, posted it on Facebook earlier today, then a friend of mine in Canada, with whom I've raced a 6.50 in the past, sent it to me in e-mail. Great stuff and great little boats. If I lived in Europe, I would have one in a heartbeat. But can't justify it for myself here in the U.S.
As Paulo has posted a few weeks ago, there are currently two French sailors circumnavigating their Mini 6.5 doublehanded. I believe they just reached the Galapagos Islands, after passing through the Panama Canal, but haven't checked in the last week. And, of course, Alessandro Di Benedetto did a circumnavigation non-stop around the Capes in a modified Mini a few years back.
For me, the Mini Class represents everything I love about sailing.
We deal in lead, friend.