Flying start

After a false start in March (only the Mini Golfe would escape Covid :-)), the 2020 season was finally on!

On the Atlantic coast

On August, 4th, 72 competitors were lined up at the start of the first race of the season in the Atlantic. Les Sables Les Açores en Baie de Morlaix. A unique course due to hygiene regulations but this 3-leg race marked by capricious weather was a great success.

With barely time for a breather, the fleet found themselves heading off to La Trinité sur Mer for the Mini en Mai (in Septembre!) where 62 skippers lined up for the the start of this second leg of the Championnat de France on the Tuesday of September 8th.

On the Mediterranean

With a second hygiene-regulated postponent of the Regata base mini Barcelona, our Mediterranean skippers had to wait until Aufust 26th to finally cast off. 19 crews (double handed race) took the start of the Mare Nostrum which was shortened to 220 mm due to unfafourable weather conditions.

Upon which the fleet was forced to split on both side of the basin.

In Spain, 15 skippers left Barcelona for the Regata Base Mini Barcelona - Trofeo Salo Nautic, a new 400 nm single-handed event. Originally planned for June 4th, postponed once to July 24th then to September 8th, the start eventually took place on September 9th.

September 10th was the day that races resumed in Italy with the Arcipelago 650, 180nm double-handed race starting for the first time from Punta Ala. 11 crew participated.

Upcoming events


September 24th: Duo Concarneau - Challenge BFR Marée Haute

October 6th: Calvados Cup

october 15th : Trophée Marie-Agnès Péron


September 25th : Mini Barcelona

October 15th: Gran Premio d'Italia

November 6th: 222 Mini Solo

Championnat de France Course au Large en solitaire 6,50 2020

Provisory rankings after 2 legs

This year, 3 events are registered under the Championnat de France:

- Les Sables - Les Açores en Baie de Morlaix : performance coefficient 1 for each leg and the general ranking
- La Mini en mai : performance coefficient 3
- Le Trophée Marie Agnès Péron : performance coefficient 2

In anticipation of the last leg in October, here are the provisory rankings after 2 legs:

1 - Irina GRACHEVA
2 - Emmanuel RENAUD
3 - Jordan DELRIEU

2 - Jean-Marie JEZEQUEL
3 - Brieux LEBEC

See the whole rankings here : protos - series

Règlement du Championnat de France 2020

Thank you

We would like to thank all the organisers who, despite all the challenges and complexities they were faced with, still managed to pull off such an amazing calendar and succeedeed in allowing as many people as possible to navigate!

Thanks also to the FFVoile, RFEV and FIV for their help.


Don't forget to update your app

The Deferlante app had a make over.

You can now receive a notification as soon as a record is broken, preview the routes on the app (with display of GPS coordinates), in short, it's even easier to get caught in the game.

Don' wait any longer to install the latest update (available on Playstore and Applestore) and compare the reference times.

Deferlante / Classe mini by Azimut

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The Mini-Transat in less than 2 min

If you are a loyal reader of the board's minutes, this video will come as no surprise. Indeed, we decided at the beginning of the year to offer you this support for your pleasure but also in your search for sponsors.

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Production boats mini rules

Sails materials

As communicated at the beginning of September, we noticed the use of Aramid in some jib laminate which is incompliant with article S-17-n-2. After numerous discussions, we have decided to accept these sails dating from 2018 until the end of this season. The new ruling is to be rewritten next year to avoid any chance of being open to interpretation.

Mini Transat qualification in races


We are halfway through the season and opening of the registrations for the 2021 Mini-Transat a little over 2 months away, a perfect time for a reminder of the rules :-)

In order to be qualified in races, you have to complete 1500 nm over a minimum of 2 events on the same boat (including at least one single handed race and one comprising a minimum 500 nm leg - see article R-8-c of the 2020 official texts).

Download the 2020 Official texts