Tag: Mini Transat

  • All systems go for tomorrow’s start of the Mini-Transat La Boulangère Race mode is triggered

    All systems go for tomorrow’s start of the Mini-Transat La Boulangère Race mode is triggered

    The much-awaited moment is finally upon us! Tomorrow, Saturday 5 October at 10:30 hours, the 87 competitors in the Mini-Transat La Boulangère will take the start in La Rochelle of the first leg, bound for Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (1,350 miles). After a two-week wait (the original kick-off was lined up for 22 September), […]

  • The Mini-Transat la Boulangère village opens its doors this Saturday in La Rochelle

    The Mini-Transat la Boulangère village opens its doors this Saturday in La Rochelle

    The 90 sailors in the Mini-Transat La Boulangère have been dockside in the Bassin des Chalutiers in La Rochelle since Wednesday evening. As such, they’re ready to welcome visitors wishing to come along and admire their 6.50m monohulls before the start of leg one to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria on Sunday 22 September. On […]

  • 90 sailors at the start of the 22nd Mini-Transat, an historic record participation!

    90 sailors at the start of the 22nd Mini-Transat, an historic record participation!

    In less than three weeks, on Sunday 22 September at 14:15 hours local time, 90 sailors (including 8 women), will take the start in La Rochelle of the 22nd edition of the Mini-Transat La Boulangère with Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Canaries) as the destination of the first leg. Festivities will kick off on Saturday […]

  • Mini Transat: Ian Lipinski winner at the finish of leg one

    Mini Transat: Ian Lipinski winner at the finish of leg one

    Ultimately there was very little separating the top two sailors with their radically different temperaments and track records at the end of this first leg. The former had the status of defender in this race and was constantly calling himself into question regarding his position within the Mini fleet. The second had decided to consider […]

  • Ping-pong in the Mini Transat

    Ping-pong in the Mini Transat

    To you, to me… It’s hard to know who’s got the ball in their court in the extremely variable conditions currently dominating play in the Atlantic. The wind seems to have picked up again to the south-east pretty generally. The group positioned furthest over to the east that has been heavily penalised over the past […]

  • Mini Transat: the most international par excellence

    Mini Transat: the most international par excellence

    Every edition of the Mini Transat confirms it: it remains, by far, the most international of singlehanded races. For the fortieth anniversary of the Mini Transat, there are no fewer than fourteen nationalities set to be represented at the start. In total, thirty racers from overseas will be competing, which equates to a little over […]

  • Mini Transat: 40 years old, a fine age

    Mini Transat: 40 years old, a fine age

    Created to ensure sailors once again had a prominent place in a race ranking, the Mini Transat was devised by British sailor Bob Salmon and first set sail from Penzance in Cornwall some 40 years ago. Twenty-seven sailors took part in the first edition, somewhat shrouded in secrecy. Since that time, the number of applicants […]