Yves Le Blevec begins by presenting the course and the conditions that await the 100 solitaires, planning a rather windy 10th edition. Caroline Boule and Jean Marre, after looking back on their first solo race of the season, the Pornichet Select, talk about their expectations on this Mini in May which is still full, with 10 minists on the waiting list the day before the start. A recurring phenomenon on the circuit that the class treats as best as possible via a system of preferences that Jean Marre details.
Yves Le Blevec looks back at the last Plastimo Lorient Mini which, for the first time, was raced in mixed doubles, with 85 duos at the start! "I'm delighted, it shows that a lot of women want to sail," he says. Caroline Boule is also delighted with this female participation, she who had "doubts" about the need to impose the format.
Jean Marre then evokes the return to grace of the prototypes, 28 this year on the Mini in May (20 in 2022), favored by the measures taken by the class and probably a phenomenon of saturation in series. Among these prototypes, Nicomatic, that of Caroline Boule, equipped since last December with foils, which, according to the Franco-Polish, "has completely changed the behavior of the boat", which flies from 8 knots of wind and goes "twice as fast" at certain speeds, with a record average of an hour close to 20 knots!
Jean Marre and Caroline Boule take stock of the forces present this season in series and proto, before evoking their participation in the Mini Transat, uncertain for the first who is trying at the same time to set up a Class40 project with the Transat Jacques Vabre in the viewfinder. The second sees itself staying a few more years in Mini to complete the development of its foiling prototype, but is also open to a Class40 project if it finds partners.
Finally, Yves Le Blevec talks about the ongoing transmission of the Ultim Actual bar to Anthony Marchand, the objective being to allow the latter to best prepare for the Arkea Ultim Challenge, which will start on January 7, 2024.
Aired May 9, 2023
Générique : Fast and wild/EdRecords
A solo race created in 2005 at the initiative of the Winches Club to pay tribute to the sailor Marie-Agnès Péron, who di... Organizer : Winches Club Race director :
Max number of participants : 84 Start date : 01/06/2023 Start hour : 12h00 Category : C OSR category : 3 Crew type : single Total nb of NM : 220
17 days to start
MINI FASTNET 2023
37th edition of the Mini Fastnet ; this is the oldest, the most prestigious and the most indispensable double handed Min... Organizer : Winches Club Race director :
Max number of participants : 84 Start date : 11/06/2023 Start hour : 12h00 Category : B OSR category : 2 Crew type : double Total nb of NM : 600
The only other new foiling design the Manuard of Caroline Boule has not started
but the two women doing well in Proto are Laure Galley and Marie Gendron who built her own boat ....both sailing Raison designs
and for a non scow design Jacques Delcroix is always a strong competitor in the old Etienne Bertrand design
Manuard's in first & tenth (caroline/nicomatic)
The guy in first is 29nm ahead, how ? hidden elec motor ? are they hanging off the back with swim fins ?
How do you tell the wind strength with this tracker ?