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Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - La Rochelle FRA - Gran Canaria ESP - Martinique FRA

Sunday, 22. September 2019– Tuesday, 15. October 2019

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Monday, October 14, 2019   

Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - Leg 1 - Las Palmas ESP - Day 9

 Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - Leg 1 - Las Palmas ESP - Day 9 Against all odds, the winner of the Mini Transat leg one in Las Palmas/Canary Islands ESP this morning 4.30 hrs UTC was Axel Trehin FRA on his Protos overtaking the previous clear leader François Jambou FRA in the very last moment and crossing the finish line with a 6 minute margin. On rank 3 followed Tanguy Bouroullec FRA 30 min behind. Marie Gendron FRA will arrive shortly as 4th. ----- Already in Las Palmas are meanwhile also the first Series Minis with Ambrogio Beccaria ITA as winner and Félix De Navacelle FRA and Mathieu Vincent FRA on the ranks 2 and 3. ----- The Race-Tracker und die news.
Monday, October 14, 2019   

Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - Leg 1 - Las Palmas ESP - Day 9, the Swiss

 Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - Leg 1 - Las Palmas ESP - Day 9, the Swiss Against all odds, the winner of the Mini Transat leg one in Las Palmas/Canary Islands ESP this morning 4.30 hrs UTC was Axel Trehin FRA on his Protos overtaking the previous clear leader François Jambou FRA in the very last moment and crossing the finish line with a 6 minute margin. On rank 3 followed Tanguy Bouroullec FRA 30 min behind. Marie Gendron FRA will arrive shortly as 4th. ----- Already in Las Palmas are meanwhile also the first Series Minis with Ambrogio Beccaria ITA as winner and Félix De Navacelle FRA and Mathieu Vincent FRA on the ranks 2 and 3. ----- Mathieu Gobet SUI improved his position on 28th with 180nm left to sail. Andrea Pawlotzki SUI is 51st among the 67 Minis still in the race. ----- The Race-Tracker und die news.
Sunday, October 13, 2019   

Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - Leg 1 - Day 8, Mathieu Gobet SUI

 Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - Leg 1 - Day 8, Mathieu Gobet SUI The 84 Minis still racing progress very slowly direction port of call Las Palmas on Gran Canaria ESP. François Jambou FRA will cross the finish line with his Proto this afternoon as winner. 62nm were left this morning UTC. His advantage on Tanguy Bouroullec FRA was 30nm. ----- In the Series Minis, the situation remains exciting with Ambrogio Beccaria ITA 15nm ahead of Félix De Navacelle FRA and 130nm left to Las Palmas. ----- Mathieu Gobet SUI on rank 30 reduced the backlog on 197nm. He will arrive tomorrow Monday. ----- The race tracker and the news
Sunday, October 13, 2019   

Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - Leg 1 - Day 8

 Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - Leg 1 - Day 8 The 84 Minis still racing progress very slowly direction port of call Las Palmas on Gran Canaria ESP. François Jambou FRA will cross the finish line with his Proto this afternoon as winner. 62nm were left this morning UTC. His advantage on Tanguy Bouroullec FRA was 30nm. ----- In the Series Minis, the situation remains open with Ambrogio Beccaria ITA 15nm ahead of Félix De Navacelle FRA and 130nm left to Las Palmas. ----- The race tracker and the news
Friday, October 11, 2019   

Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - Leg 1 - Day 6

 Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - Leg 1 - Day 6 François Jambou FRA was leading in the Protos this morning UTC with a 35nm advantage on Axel Tréhin FRA. No change on top of the Series Minis either with Ambrogio Beccaria ITA as first 14nm ahead of Félix De Navacelle FRA. ----- The fast ride yesterday lasted only till the morning when the breeze started to vanish. Light winds will probably prevail for the rest of leg 1, ETA Sunday morning. ----- The race tracker and the news.
Friday, October 11, 2019   

Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - Leg 1 - Day 6, the Swiss

François Jambou FRA was leading in the Protos this morning UTC with a 35nm advantage on Axel Tréhin FRA. No change on top of the Series Minis either with Ambrogio Beccaria ITA as first 14nm ahead of Félix De Navacelle FRA. Mathieu Gobet SUI is now 37th among the 86 participants still in the race with a 216nm backlog. ----- The fast ride yesterday lasted only till the morning when the breeze started to vanish. Light winds will probably prevail for the rest of leg 1, ETA Sunday morning. ----- The race tracker and the news.
Wednesday, October 9, 2019   

Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - Leg 1 - Day 4

 Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - Leg 1 - Day 4 François Jambou FRA has taken the lead in the Protos ahead of Axel Tréhin FRA 6nm behind. In the Series Minis, the dominating leader Ambrogio Beccaria ITA dropped on rank 8 during the past night. Guillaume L'Hostis FRA followed by Julien Letissier FRA are new on top. As only ones bypassing the cargo ship exclusion zone westward, they took advantage from the fresher winds. ----- In freshening rear winds, the fleet passed Cape Finisterre yesterday. The second half of leg one will most probably be a fast ride under the overpowered spinakers. ----- The race tracker and the news.
Wednesday, October 9, 2019   

Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - Leg 1 - Day 4, the Swiss

 Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - Leg 1 - Day 4, the Swiss François Jambou FRA has taken the lead in the Protos ahead of Axel Tréhin FRA 6nm behind. In the Series Minis, the dominating leader Ambrogio Beccaria ITA dropped on rank 8 during the past night. Guillaume L'Hostis FRA followed by Julien Letissier FRA are new on top. As only ones bypassing the cargo ship exclusion zone westwards, they took advantage from the fresher winds. Mathieu Gobet SUI advanced on rank 34, Andrea Pawlotzki SUI is now on rank 51. ----- In freshening rear winds, the fleet passed Cape Finisterre yesterday. The second half of leg one will most probably be fast ride under the overpowered spinakers. ----- The race tracker and the news.
Tuesday, October 8, 2019   

Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - Leg 1 - Day 3

 Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - Leg 1 - Day 3 First this morning UTC was Axel Tréhin FRA in the Protos, while Ambrogio Beccaria ITA kept the lead in the Series-Minis. ----- Yesterday, the wind turned West forcing the fleet on an upwind course without major influence on the positions. The gaps between the boats were still minimal this morning UTC in the approach to Cape Finisterre at the Northwest point of Spain to be passed today. ----- The Race-Tracker und die news.
Tuesday, October 8, 2019   

Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - Leg 1 - Day 3, the Swiss

First this morning UTC was Axel Tréhin FRA in the Protos, while Ambrogio Beccaria ITA kept the lead in the Series-Minis. Matthieu Grobet SUI advanced on rank 41, Andrea Pawlotzki SUI is now 54th. ----- Yesterday, the wind turned West forcing the fleet on an upwind course without major influence on the positions. The gaps between the boats were still minimal this morning UTC in the approach to Cape Finisterre at the Northwest point of Spain to be passed today. ----- The Race-Tracker und die news.
Monday, October 7, 2019   

Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - Leg 1 - Day 2

 Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - Leg 1 - Day 2 At 5 a.m. UTC this morning, Axel Tréhin FRA with his Protos Mini was in the lead 7nm ahead of François Jambou FRA. In the Series Minis, the favorite Ambrogio Bellaria ITA was on first followed by Felix De Navacelle FRA 2nm behind. ----- Well-established westerly winds propelled the 87 Minis at high speed, with the foiling Protos in command. ----- The race tracker and the daily news.
Monday, October 7, 2019   

Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - Leg 1 - Day 2, the Swiss

 Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - Leg 1 - Day 2, the Swiss At 5 a.m. UTC this morning, Axel Tréhin FRA with his Protos Mini was in the lead 7nm ahead of François Jambou FRA. In the Series Minis, the favorite Ambrogio Bellaria ITA was on first followed by Felix De Navacelle FRA 2nm behind. Andrea Pawlotzki SUI on rank 40 has a 32nm backlog, Matthieu Gobet SUI follows on rank 43. ----- Well-established westerly winds propelled the 87 Minis at high speed, with the foiling Protos in command. ----- The race tracker and the daily news.
Sunday, October 6, 2019   

Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - La Rochelle FRA - Leg 1 - Day 1

87-Solo-Skippers started yesterday to leg one of the Mini-Transat direction Las Palmas/Canary Islands ESP with two different strategies. One group opted for a Northern course based on favorable wind forecasts, a minority is preferring the direct way to Cap Finisterre at the most Northwestern point of Spain. ----- The fleet progressing in a 20kn breeze was still closely together this morning UTC. ----- Leader in the Protos was Vincent Lancien FRA 0,1nm ahead of Franck Colin FRA. ----- In the Series Minis, most on a direct route, Louis-Xavier Lamiraud FRA is on position one half-a-mile in front of Christophe Noguet FRA. ----- The race tracker, the daily news and the video.
Sunday, October 6, 2019   

Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - La Rochelle FRA - Leg 1 - Day 1, the Swiss

87-Solo-Skippers started yesterday to leg one of the Mini-Transat direction Las Palmas/Canary Islands ESP with two different strategies. One group opted for a Northern course based on favorable wind forecasts, a minority is preferring the direct way to Cap Finisterre at the most Northwestern point of Spain. ----- The fleet progressing in a 20kn breeze was still closely together this morning UTC. ----- Leader in the Protos was Vincent Lancien FRA 0,1nm ahead of Franck Colin FRA. ----- In the Series Minis, most on a direct route, Louis-Xavier Lamiraud FRA is on position one half-a-mile in front of Christophe Noguet FRA. Well-place is Andrea Pawlotzki SUI on rank 8, part-time leader of the Series fleet. ----- The race tracker, the daily news and the video.
Saturday, October 5, 2019   

Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - La Rochelle FRA - Leg 1 - Start today 09.30h UTC

 Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - La Rochelle FRA - Leg 1 - Start today 09.30h UTC The 87 solo skippers of the Mini-Transat have been forced to wait during two weeks for a favorable weather window avoiding the heavy storm fronts passing over the Bay of Biscay. Today at 09.30 UTC, the start of leg one direction Canaries will finally be given. Light to moderate winds have been announced for the coming two days, when another depression with northerly winds will reach the fleet providing for a fast downwind race. ----- The preview. ----- As usual, the race can be followed over GPS tracking.
Thursday, October 3, 2019   (Image © Christophe Breschi)

Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - La Rochelle FRA - Leg 1 - Start next Saturday

 Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - La Rochelle FRA - Leg 1 - Start next Saturday The waiting game is over for the 87 sailors competing in the 22nd edition of the Mini-Transat. Initially scheduled for Sunday 22 September, the starting signal for the first leg (La Rochelle/Las Palmas de Gran Canaria) will finally sound on Saturday, October 5 for a scheduled start at 10:30 hours CET. ----- The news and the event website.
Monday, September 30, 2019   (Image © Christophe Breschi)

Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - La Rochelle FRA - Start postponed once more

 Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - La Rochelle FRA - Start postponed once more The persisting storms over the Bay of Biscay inhibited the start to the Mini-Transat yesterday again. Until Tuesday, winds above 40kn have been forecast. Comes in addition, that the hurricane 'Lorenzo' devastating the Acores currently, is expected for Saturday. It remains to be seen, when a weather window will allow the start to this traditional two-leg transatlantic race for the 6.50 metre mini yachts. ----- The news.
Monday, September 23, 2019   (Image © Christope Breschi)

Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - La Rochelle FRA - Prologue

 Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - La Rochelle FRA - Prologue Instead of the start to the Mini-Transat, postponed on Wednesday due to storms over the Bay of Biscay, the 87 Solo-Skippers participated yesterday in a 34nm Prologue off La Rochelle FRA. ----- Here the video (in facebook quality only). The ranking list was not yet available this morning UTC, but a report has been posted.
Sunday, September 22, 2019   (Image © Christope Breschi)

Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - La Rochelle FRA - Start postponed

 Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - La Rochelle FRA - Start postponed The start to the Mini-Transat, planned for today Sunday, has been postponed due to the stormy weather over the Bay of Biscay. Wednesday at the earliest, the race could be started. ----- Today, a 34-mile Prologue is on the program. ----- The news (in French, English and Spanish). ----- 87 Solo-Skippers from 10 nations, among them 6 women, are on the entry list .----- The event website.
Sunday, September 22, 2019   

Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - La Rochelle FRA - Start postponed, the Swiss

 Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - La Rochelle FRA - Start postponed, the Swiss The start to the Mini-Transat, planned for today Sunday, has been postponed due to the stormy weather over the Bay of Biscay. Wednesday at the earliest, the race could be started. ----- Today, a 34-mile Prologue is on the program. ----- The news (in French, English and Spanish). ----- 87 Solo-Skippers from 10 nations, among them 6 women, are on the entry list , with Matthieu Gobet SUI and Andrea Pawlotzki SUI also two Swiss. ----- The event website.


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