Grachev and Druzhinin again on the course

Here’s what Irina Gracheva few hours ago, announced on his page in Facebook:

Right now the race starts TROPHEE MARIE-AGNES PERON 2019! For Russia in the race are two of the skipper:

– standard fleet Irina Gracheva Racing Mini-Transat 2019, Board No. 579, project MANUARD Tip-Top. Irina Gracheva
in proto-fleet Fedor Druzhinin Mini-Transat 2019, the Board №759, project MANUARD. Fedor Druzhinin
We continue to gain momentum!

In connection with the ongoing direct route cyclone race was decided much to cut, and instead of 220 miles we go strange 80.

However, the race will be difficult in the second half of the route expect significant gain, which will once again test our durability. Rain, cold and wind again, we missed you so much!

The struggle is not only between opponents to arrive as early as possible to the finish – it is vital! And those who are not lucky, expect 40-50 knots in the Gulf early Friday morning, the show will begin about 5 o’clock in the morning.

The start will be weak SYNOPTIC wind, with the thermals. And in the middle of the route is General failure and standing.

My polar shows 17 hours, but excluding currents. If all goes well, I should arrive at the finish around 01.00-02.00 hours on 7 June, to gain. Keep me fingers crossed!

About the race:
– Organizer: Winches Club
Website :
– The maximum number of participants – 84
– Category : With
– The OSR category : 3
– Crew size : 1 (solo)
– Distance, nautical miles : 220 (changed to 80 miles)
– Ratio : 1,5
– Start date : June 6, 2019 – 08:00
– The awards ceremony and dinner: 7 June 2019

This is one of the stages of the French championship in sailing in an offshore distance for singles
(Championnat de France Course au Large en Solitaire).

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