Due to the large number of inscriptions already received for participation in the 2017 “Mini Fastnet” ocean race, the number of boats is now limited to 70 instead of 50 as originally planned.
(see the amendment to the official race document published on the 27th of March.)
October 8 1977, Penzance (Cornwall), twenty-four 6.50m racing boats set sail with a single sailor aboard bound for Antigua in the Caribbean, via Tenerife (Canary Islands). The smallest ocean racing boat is born! Special feature: its favourite playing field is the Atlantic, and they’ve just invented Transat 6.50. Continue reading History of the Mini Class
The race left Douarnenez a Sunday, the day after the prologue. Leaving the Basse Vieille buoy starboard, the fleet heads towards the Pointe St Matthieu and the Chenal du Four to find NE of Ushant traffic separation scheme (TSS). Continue reading Race route
Today’s Mini world
The Mini Class today is made up of some four hundred members, most of whom are sailors, from all a wide variety of social/professional backgrounds, from carpenter and engineer, through nurse and steward, to journalist and professional skipper. Continue reading Today’s Mini World
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