All safety checks are done prior to the Mini Barcelona, and the boats keep coming! Lining the docks are now over 25 Mini 650 yachts with their skippers doing the final preparations required ahead of Saturdays start off Barcelona. Richard Hewson and the RG650 passed their final safety checks yesterday, where officials inspect the boats to ensure the appropriate safety equipment is carried onboard including navigational equipment, danbouys, life rings, epirbs, radio transmitting beacons, survival water and kits, immersion suits and a number of other aids important to navigation and / or survival should things not go according to plan.
The course has not yet been decided as the forecasts show variable predictions, but it will most likely be the 300nm course around Mallorca and back to Barcelona passing a number of waypoints. The race briefing is tomorrow night where skippers will get the final decisions on the course and any additional information about the race. The briefing will be in Spanish and French, so Richard will need his google translate at a quick draw ready to go!
Richard has recently updated his Mini Transat Sponsorship Proposal, and has released it ahead of the Barcelona Race. The Corresponding powerpoint presentation for this sponsorship proposal can be viewed on hewsonracing.com under the Sponsorship and Mini 650 tabs, or view the powerpoint movie on YouTube or Facebook. Please take a look and pass it on to anybody who may be interested in backing a winner and making the dream become reality, or contact Richard Hewson at firstname.lastname@example.org for further details. Check it out: