Posts Tagged ‘Mini-Transat La Boulangère’

Hanging on in there!

Hanging on in there!
Hanging on in there! François Jambou is this morning less than 500 miles from the finish in Le Marin in Martinique. As such, the leader in the prototype category now has a glimpse of what looks set to be a victorious finish within the next two days. A little over 100 miles astern, Ambrogio Beccaria...
November 12th, 2019 | Sailing, Sports | Read More

Four days away from denouement?

Four days away from denouement?
Four days away from denouement? After a little over eight days of racing, the fastest of the fleet have already completed two thirds of the 2,700 miles between Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and Le Marin in Martinique. According to the latest routing from Race Management, François Jambou and Ambrogio Beccaria,...
November 10th, 2019 | Sailing, Sports | Read More

The Atlantic chessboard

The Atlantic chessboard
The Atlantic chessboard A little over 48 hours after the start of the second leg of the Mini-Transat La Boulangère (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria/Le Marin), everyone is positioning their pawns. With little information and few tools at their disposal, the sailors are having to decide which strategy they...
November 4th, 2019 | Sailing, Sports | Read More

The southern expressway: off like a shot

The southern expressway: off like a shot
The southern expressway: off like a shot This Sunday, a day on from the start of the second leg of the Mini-Transat La Boulangère, the 81 sailors out on the racetrack are benefiting from trade wind conditions that favour slipping along and long surfs: a fairly stable NE’ly breeze of 20/25 knots,...
November 3rd, 2019 | Sailing, Sports | Read More

A very lively start, two returns to port

A very lively start, two returns to port
A very lively start, two returns to port This Saturday at 14:33 UTC, 82 sailors took the start in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria of the second leg of the Mini-Transat La Boulangère in what proved to be a bracing introduction. The racers very quickly had to get their bearings in a fine trade wind, which...
November 2nd, 2019 | Sailing, Sports | Read More

Flash news : Clean start for the second leg of the Mini-Transat La Boulangère!

Flash news : Clean start for the second leg of the Mini-Transat La Boulangère!
Flash news : Clean start for the second leg of the Mini-Transat La Boulangère! This Saturday 2 November, the start of the second leg of the Mini-Transat La Boulangère was given at 14:33 UTC in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. The fleet is bound for Le Marin, in Martinique. The race set sail in lovely...
November 2nd, 2019 | Sailing, Sports | Read More

Green light for tomorrow’s start of the second leg of the Mini-Transat La Boulangère

Green light for tomorrow’s start of the second leg of the Mini-Transat La Boulangère
Green light for tomorrow’s start of the second leg of the Mini-Transat La Boulangère “This is what we signed up for!” It’s tomorrow, Saturday 2 November at 14:08 UTC that the start of the second leg of the Mini-Transat La Boulangère will set sail from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria bound for Le...
November 1st, 2019 | Sailing, Sports | Read More

They’re coming!

They’re coming!
They’re coming! The denouement of the first leg of the Mini-Transat La Boulangère is imminent in the prototype category! At 15:00 UTC this Sunday, François Jambou was just 30 miles from the finish in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Tanguy Bouroullec and Axel Tréhin were respectively 15 and 25 miles...
October 13th, 2019 | Sailing, Sports | Read More

High pressure, high intrigue!

High pressure, high intrigue!
High pressure, high intrigue! We are about to witness the denouement of this first leg of the Mini-Transat La Boulangère. It’s a tense finale with a very light breeze, that fades away to nothing at times on the outskirts of the Canaries. In the prototype category, François Jambou has a slight edge...
October 12th, 2019 | Sailing, Sports | Read More

Less than two days till the verdict!

Less than two days till the verdict!
Less than two days till the verdict! The leaders in the Mini-Transat La Boulangère have passed the latitude of Madeira this evening. Though they can almost glimpse the finish of this first leg to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, the end of the course promises to be a bit of a struggle in light airs. The...
October 11th, 2019 | Sailing, Sports, Weather, Yachting | Read More

The sailors’ versatility put to the test

The sailors’ versatility put to the test
The sailors’ versatility put to the test The competitors in the Mini-Transat La Boulangère have now been at sea for over five days and they’ve already seen it in a vast array of colours. After a long run in meaty conditions, the wind has eased slight this Thursday, treating some of the sailors...
October 10th, 2019 | Sailing, Sports | Read More

Living life to the full… amidst the solitude!

Living life to the full… amidst the solitude!
©Bateaux accompagnateurs TEA Living life to the full… amidst the solitude! Out on the racetrack this evening, the Mini-Transat La Boulangère fleet stretches from the latitude of Lisbon to Cape Finisterre. It’s been a very fast and exhilarating day, especially for the sailors further South. The...
October 9th, 2019 | Sailing, Sports | Read More

The Mini-Transat 2019 sets sail The open ocean at last!

The Mini-Transat 2019 sets sail The open ocean at last!
The Mini-Transat 2019 sets sail : The open ocean at last! This Saturday 5 October, at 10:38 hours, the 87 sailors competing in the Mini-Transat La Boulangère set sail from La Rochelle on the first leg to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Though the event kicked off in very manageable conditions, the competitors...
October 5th, 2019 | Sailing, Sports | Read More

A foretaste!

A foretaste!
.. A foretaste! To note:   – The Mini-Transat La Boulangère sailors contested the event prologue this Sunday – A dress rehearsal prior to the start of leg one – No favourable weather window before Wednesday or even Thursday   Despite the delayed start of the 22nd edition...
September 22nd, 2019 | Sailing, Sports | Read More

Production boats: a wide open playing field

Production boats: a wide open playing field
Production boats: a wide open playing field To note: – The production Minis make up the bulk of the fleet with 65 entries – 60 rookies, 5 ‘repeat offenders’, 7 women in this category – Who are the favourites? Among the 87 sailors competing in the 22nd edition of the Mini-Transat...
September 20th, 2019 | Sailing, Sports | Read More

90 sailors at the start of the 22nd Mini-Transat, an historic record participation!

90 sailors at the start of the 22nd Mini-Transat, an historic record participation!
.. 90 sailors at the start of the 22nd Mini-Transat, an historic record participation! To note: –      Start of the Mini-Transat La Boulangère on Sunday 22 September at 14:15 hours in La Rochelle –      A record participation for this 22nd edition: 90 skippers to take the start,...
September 4th, 2019 | Sailing, Sports | Read More

These skippers from elsewhere

These skippers from elsewhere
. These skippers from elsewhere To note: – Start of the Mini-Transat La Boulangère on 22 September 2019 – 19 international sailors already registered To date, 69 women and men have officially registered for the 22nd edition of the Mini-Transat La Boulangère (52 on production boats and...
July 4th, 2019 | Associations, Sailing, Sports | Read More

The path to glory

The path to glory
– ETA for Ian Lipinski, Tuesday 14 at around 15:00 UTC – Vedran Kabalin’s boat has dismasted – 500 miles of lateral separation between the competitors’ most extreme options Less than twenty-four hours from the finish, Ian Lipinski looks to be heading towards an historic double....
November 13th, 2017 | Sailing, Sports | Read More

A friend indeed

A friend indeed
To note: – The front runners expected to make landfall in Martinique on Tuesday 14 – Aurélien Poisson becomes a dad while racing – Tricks for boosting competitors’ morale Whilst the fleet carves out a route between the latest squalls in what is a very shifty trade wind, each of the...
November 12th, 2017 | Associations, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

No lasting armistice out on the ocean…

No lasting armistice out on the ocean…
99 years ago, the armistice of 11 November 1918 heralded the end of the First World War. This Saturday, on this its anniversary on the great Atlantic chessboard, by way of a nod to history, the battle is continuing to rage among the Mini-Transat La Boulangère ranks. Notably so at the front of the fleet,...
November 11th, 2017 | Maritime History and Museums, Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

The funnel settles the accounts

The funnel settles the accounts
– The first competitors are between Santo Antao and Sao Vicente – The bulk of the fleet is approaching the Cape Verde islands – A provisional ranking prior to the Atlantic Between the islands of Santo Antao and San Vicente, the competitors have to make their way along a channel spanning...
November 5th, 2017 | Sailing, Sports | Read More

Mindelo, last chance for a pit-stop before the Atlantic expressway

Mindelo, last chance for a pit-stop before the Atlantic expressway
– The first competitors at Cape Verde by tomorrow morning – Ian Lipinski has extended away from the fleet – Whether or not to make a pit-stop… the dilemma Ian Lipinski (Griffon.fr) is set to enter the channel between the islands of Santo Antao and Sao Vicente in the early hours of...
November 4th, 2017 | Sailing, Sports | Read More

Misfortunes at sea

Misfortunes at sea
– Breakage colours play – Ian Lipinski consolidates his lead – Steady wind as far as Cape Verde After two days of racing in this second leg of the Mini-Transat la Boulangère, the fleet is already lamenting a number of issues. For some, there’s nothing irremediable and they should...
November 3rd, 2017 | Sailing, Sports, Yachting | Read More

The dream life of the Mini sailor

The dream life of the Mini sailor
– Perfect conditions for setting sail – The fleet under spinnaker in a light trade wind – First strategic choices ahead: offshore or hugging the African coast Naturally there was a fair amount of emotion at the start of this second leg. Indeed, you’re unlikely to set off across the...
November 1st, 2017 | Sailing, Sports, Weather | Read More

Wisdom prevails

Wisdom prevails
– The risk of a tropical storm on the northerly route – Change of course announced by Race Management – A decision that changes the tone slightly Midway between the Bahamas and the Azores, a tropical wave is taking shape as an active storm formation looms. For the time being, the associated...
October 31st, 2017 | Sailing, Sports, Weather | Read More