Mini Transat 2013 Press Release
Sada, 13 Novembre 2013
Mini Transat – Sada to Pointe-a-Pitre
FLASH UPDATE : The Mini Transat is underway
At precisely 9:37 the first signal of the starting procedure for this single leg of the Mini Transat between Sada (Galicia) and Pointe-à-Pitre (Guadeloupe) was made. Eight minutes later, the fleet swept across the line, out of the estuary and finally left Sada behind and headed for the open sea.
They initially crossed the line in a north westerly of around 9 knots. Off the line it was Ludovic Méchin (5) prototype and Alberto Bona (507) series boat who headed their fleets. Competitors then took a look starboard tack out of the estuary and set sail to round the Sisargas Islands, the first mark of course mark before they head for Cape Finisterre.
Jaanus Tamme (787), the Estonian competitor and Elise Bakhoum (548) have decided not to start.