Category Archives: For Skippers


The Mini Fastnet pre-race phase will take place in the Tréboul harbour.

  • Boat arrivals and free berthing periodfrom Saturday 4th June
  • Start of checks and entry confirmationsTuesday 7th June at 09:00
  • End of security checks: Friday 10th June at 18:00
  • End of registrations: Friday 10th June at 18:00
  • Compulsory Prologue in the Bay of Douarnenez: Saturday 11th June(tests on tracking devices and VHF Checking)
  • Skippers’ reception and buffet: Saturday 11th June
  • Start of the race: Sunday 12th June
  • Race results and awards ceremony: Saturday 18th June
  • End of the free berthing period in the harbour: Sunday 26th June

Prologue Briefing & Course Briefing

The Prologue briefing by  Hervé Chastel, President of the Race Committee, can be viewed here : Briefing Prologue (french)

Prologue briefing :


Start of towing:  10:00

Start procedure: 12:00 [midday]

Course :

Banana dog leg

3 laps

Pennant  n°3

See the course in the Racing Instructions

The committee will communicate all its intentions and the starting procedure on  Channel  72

Safety :

VHF race channel 72

The outrigger is forbidden until the starting signal. It must be folded to starboard or taken down to respect the 3 metre width of the frame.

In case of retirement, report to the race channel.

Turn on the AIS during the whole race for AIS transponder test.

An unofficial ranking will be established.

Towing :

It is essential  to follow the tugboat route and go along the pontoons.

On the way back: waiting area between  Coulinec   and Tristan Island, watch out  for  the dinghy sailing and windsurfing school

Weather :

North wind veering to west 8 to 13 knots

Tides :

Low tide : 12:58

High tide : 19:02

Coefficient : 72


The security and weather briefing will take place on Sunday 13 June at 10:30 with Denis Hugues, Race Director, Jean-Jacques Quéré, meteorologist and  Hervé Chastel, President of the Race Committee.

It will take place as a videoconference. You must connect at 10:15 on the following link : Click here to join the meeting

You don’t have to install the Teams application, you can use any up to date browser.

To connect to wifi : Winchesclub-Guest / password : Map&FastNet21

Translated into English by



Video briefing accessible on line on Mini-Fastnet web site from Friday 11th June (end of afternoon).

Saturday 12th June :

Start of towing – 10:00

Start of the race – 12:00

Prologue reserved to skipper and co-skipper.

Check of trackers during the prologue.