August 1, 2019
Transgascogne 6.50 launched
Less than two months are left before the MINI TRANSAT 2019 race. Transgascogne 6.50 race completes the long preparation of singles for this event. Among others, our Irina Gracheva also started in her.
According to the Irina Gracheva Racing Mini-Transat 2019 page, the start was given yesterday, July 31, from Les Sables-d'Olonne (it is from this port that the Vendée Globe solo round-the-world competition starts), the participants will cross the Bay of Biscay and make stop in the Spanish Laredo (which is on the land of the proud Basques), and from there they will go to the 2nd stage – back to the starting point.
The fleet consists of both single and double-handed. Participants from 10 different countries (Australia, Great Britain, Italy, France, Switzerland, Spain, Russia, Germany, Belgium and Estonia), including all the current leaders in the annual class rating, so that a beautiful match is guaranteed!
Irina, charged with communicating with friends and relatives during a trip to her native St. Petersburg, goes to Transgascogne 6.50 alone to once again test herself and her equipment.
Race in detail:
Organizer: Les Sables d'Olonne Vendée Course au Large
Race Director: Denis HUGUES
Maximum number of participants: 75
Class Category: B
International category: 2
Distance: 580 miles
P.S. At 15:00 Moscow time on Thursday, Grachevoy was sailing 21st in the fleet of 47 vessels (serial boats, solo), 24.9 nautical miles behind the leader.
race tracker –
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