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New Race  Base Mini Barcelona

Sa Rapita - Iles Baléares - Ile Columbrete - Barcelona

Organizer : 
Race director : 
Website :  https://www.fnob.org/base-mini-barcelona
E-mail :  Contact by email
Max number of participants :  35
Start date and hour :  10/04/2022 - 12h00
Category :  B
OSR category :  2
Crew type :  single
Total nb of NM :  650
With +500 NM leg :  Yes
Ranking coefficient :  3
Announcement of results :  24/04/2022
Notice of race FR :  SOLO MED Race 2.pdf

 

huey 2

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Special news


Classe Mini rules are changing.

If it questions you, if it worries you, if it makes you nervous:

Here is a short summary of important information in order to be perfectly in order for your first race and not miss anything important during the registration process.

Be careful !

In this document you will not find the official texts, they are the ones that are authentic.
It’s your responsibilty to consult them (here in particular).
In this document, we just point out certain new features/rules for you to know.



[SIZE=12pt]Sails[/SIZE]


We now authorize 6 sails instead of 7.

You will have to announce in advance the sails with which you will race. We made it simple, you announce a configuration for your first race. If no change for the following, you have nothing to do.

For production boats, the authorized materials and the cut of the solents are the subject of a new rule (S-17-n3).

We thought about the sails that have already been used, you can race with them.
We also thought of the few new sails for 2021 that have not yet been used during a race, you can use them as well, and this from 2022 in order to be able to use them in 2023 ! (Go read the texts. Yes, it is noticed indeed !)



[SIZE=12pt]Wind captors and arms (THE hot topic!)[/SIZE]


Basically, no worries.

For now you can stay with your boat in its current configuration; the new rule comes into effect from 2023.

Read the rule and if you need to change your configuration, think about the most relevant time for you to do so.

Simple, Basic.



[SIZE=12pt]Order of preferences, registrations and PUNITIONS[/SIZE]


Are you still wading on the subject?

Do not hesitate to read the guide that the Classe Mini sent on January 3, it is all well explained in it.

Be careful !

Once the main and waiting lists are established, there is still work to be done for you.

You have to remember one thing: we are waiting for you to confirm your participation or to cancel early enough so that all the motivated can sail.

We want races that go full force!

2 important cases:

• Are you on the main list? Good Job!
You must still confirm your participation by email at least 15 days before departure.
• Are you on the waiting list? Do not give up !
You will still have to cancel as soon as possible if you do not intend to be ready.

Be careful !

We have set up penalties if we don't hear from you (read the official texts carefully). We don't want to apply penalties but... you get to our point...



[SIZE=12pt]Our friends, the protos[/SIZE]


There are now spots reserved for Protos during the pre-season races (if you are ok with the preference lists, you know what we mean…)



Be careful. Change of dates for the Mini en Mai


Last info, the Mini en Mai has been postponed by one week, departure on May 17th.

If you had planned to work or spend time with your family that week, a member of the Board will come to work for you, or babysit your children.

Just kidding, but don't forget to update your calendar!



RACES / COVID



[SIZE=12pt]Info : vaccine pass[/SIZE]


We do not know yet the protocol that will be applied to access the 2022 competitions but according to the lastest French law, it's very likely that the health pass, previously requested, will no longer be sufficient and the vaccine pass will be compulsory.



LA CLASSE MINI



[SIZE=12pt]Composition / Functioning[/SIZE]


For those who do not know yet, the Classe Mini is a non-profit assocation.

It is managed by a Board of Directors made of 14 volunteers (11 voters and et 3 substitutes). These administrators, elected during the general assembly represent all the membres with the various institutions and organisations. Its purpose is to ensure the sustainablity of the association, to allow as many people as possible to navigate safely... (see the articles of the association here).

The boars is also assisted by 2 measurers, also volunteers, Nellie and Joël whom you'll quickly meet on the pontoons :) to measure the boats, stamp the sails, ensure the compliance of the boat....

Finally, the association has 2 employees, Camille and Annabelle who try to make the link between everyone and are your main interlocutor.

If you have a question, a specific demand, the only offical way is to send an email to the secretariat.

We try to answer as quickly as possible but ask in advance for your understanding if we take some time to answer. Indeed, as said above, the board is made up of volunteers. Some decisions require several dicussions, and this, in the free time of the administrators. All decisions are voted by majority and it's not always easy to agree everyone's opinion!


 

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Tota la flota de la SOLOMED ja ha es a Mallorca



Poc després de les set d'aquest matí, el primer dels participants ha arribat a Sa Ràpita, a la costa Est de Mallorca, emprant menys de 19 h en la travessia. Genís Hontoria, membre de Base Mini Barcelona FNOB, a bord de La Nona, el mini PROTO construït en la FNOB, ha estat el primer a travessar la línia d'arribada. Li han seguit Felix Oberle amb el Mingulay a pocs segons i primer de SÈRIE, i el Wallabys de Poupon Yaël menys de cinc minuts més tard.



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The entire SOLOMED fleet is already in Mallorca Shortly after seven this morning, the first of the participants arrived in Sa Ràpita, on the east coast of Mallorca, spending less than 19 hours on the crossing. Genís Hontoria, a member of Base Mini Barcelona FNOB, aboard La Nona, the mini PROTO built at the FNOB, was the first to cross the finish line. He was followed by Felix Oberle with Mingulay just seconds away and first in the SERIES, and Poupon Yaël's Wallabys less than five minutes later.





 
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huey 2

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MINI 6.50.  Laure Galley and Rémi Aubrun (DMG Mori Sailing Academy 2) won the Plastimo Lorient Mini in proto , while the series victory went to Léo Bothorel and Romain Le Gall (Secours Populaire 17). In the Mediterranean, the Spaniard Genis Hontoria (La Nona) won in proto on the Solo Med 2, Yael Poupon (Bihannic) in series.

 

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Tartine -945 et Fabio Muzzolini

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800 is a much loved boat and has always been campaigned hard since her launch

 
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JonRowe

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good stuff, Huey.

Tartine 945 is getting foils :eek:  
Axel originally wanted to do something with foils when building her but didn't have the budget. Would be really interesting to see, as even a little bit of lift will help her compete against the bigger scows.

 

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Seeing those pictures with virtually any mini having the two panels in the back, isn't there a small market for a standardized arch?
Or is this just a case of sounding like a possibly neat idea at the bar, but on paper is actually 500g heavier and thus a no go? Probably with how much work goes into some campaigns...

 

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Axel originally wanted to do something with foils when building her but didn't have the budget. Would be really interesting to see, as even a little bit of lift will help her compete against the bigger scows.
i wonder if it will be simple enough. I think it is more important with little fiddling as possible. Something might break again like the others.

Seeing those pictures with virtually any mini having the two panels in the back, isn't there a small market for a standardized arch?
Or is this just a case of sounding like a possibly neat idea at the bar, but on paper is actually 500g heavier and thus a no go? Probably with how much work goes into some campaigns...
simpler to turn panels 90 degree .. a larger one is more difficult .. imagine aerodynamical effect on that

unless you mean panels on deck as i have no idea of your "standardized arch"

 
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JonRowe

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Seeing those pictures with virtually any mini having the two panels in the back, isn't there a small market for a standardized arch?
Or is this just a case of sounding like a possibly neat idea at the bar, but on paper is actually 500g heavier and thus a no go? Probably with how much work goes into some campaigns...
You mean a big metal or carbon arch? The poles project the panels aft over the stern of the boat, a very busy area, and give you the ability to tilt the panels to the optimal angle to get the best sun, and often feed into the tunnel structure for the lift raft where the batteries often are. So its more of a "this is a cheap and easy solution".
 

 

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and give you the ability to tilt the panels to the optimal angle to get the best sun
I missed that they actually adjusted the panels for better yield! The surfmast base makes a lot of sense then! 

As do the further explanations regarding ease and cost that is basically unbeatable. 

And yes, my though essentially went to an arch, connecting the two tubes or the like, which in retrospect is not necessary and would get in the way of tilting.(needing more panels, price and windage to compensate)

 
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MINI 6.50. Jacques Delcroix (Actual), in proto, and Julie Simon (DynaMIPS), in series, won on the Pornichet Select 6.50.

 

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Brilliant....https://www.facebook.com/LaPornichetSelect6.50/videos/929220777749676



[SIZE=1.25rem]Julie Simon 1ère Série ![/SIZE]






[SIZE=.9375rem] [/SIZE]Bravo à la talentueuse Julie Simon - Mini-Transat 2021, qui est arrivée 1ère en Catégorie Série ! 
[SIZE=.9375rem]La championne jouait à domicile, et a fait un très beau parcours ! Toute l'équipe [/SIZE]Loire Atlantique Course au Large la félicite !



[SIZE=.9375rem]Devant elle, que des Protos :[/SIZE]
[SIZE=.9375rem] [/SIZE]Jacques Delcroix (753 - Team Actual)
[SIZE=.9375rem] [/SIZE]Victor mathieu - navigateur - course au large (967 - Univers6.50)
[SIZE=.9375rem]Et derrière elle :[/SIZE]
[SIZE=.9375rem] [/SIZE]Hubert Marechal (787 - Osons)
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