Transatlantic sailing race yachting singles Mini Transat 2019 was successfully launched on Saturday, October 5, in the French La Rochelle. All 87 participants (65 in the division, a serial yacht and 22 in “proto”) successfully went the distance first, 1350-mile stage to the Canary Islands. Two days passed about half way to Cape Finisterre
The first days were relatively calm. According to the organizers of the race, the yachtsmen is not yet experience great difficulties in moving up the range, damage or serious technical fault no one of the participants, although minor injuries do not avoid several yachts. Last night, leaving behind the high-pressure zone, racers plunged into the streams of the South-East wind, who will accompany them to the exit from the Bay of Biscay. The leaders of division “proto” to round Cape Finistere in the first half Tuesday.
Currently, the fleet stretched a distance of about 80 miles. The leaders of both divisions are pretty close to each other: Axl Treena (Axel Trehin) and Ambrogio Beccaria (Beccaria Ambrigio) now share a total of about 20 miles. The Russian participants of a regatta held in the middle of the fleet. It can be assumed that the picture of the race will be clearer on Tuesday, when the crews will come out to the coast of Portugal and will be picked up by new, North wind blowing along the coast.
Part of the Russian jahtsmenov in the Mini-Transat is supported by the companies of NORD consulting, Griffon, Ullman Sails, Fordewind-Regatta, Gill, A. P. I. Marine, Sail Ropes, NAVTEAM, WISTA Russia, “Alfa insurance”, Aquapac, “Mobile century”, Nautix, MX6, Lyophilise & Co.
Sponsorship Irina Gracheva provides Path Yachting Foundation.
The progress of the race online can track on the website of Mini Transat: https://www.minitransat.fr/en/follow-race/cartography