2010 Mini-Fastnet

Tough first 24 hours

Nice conditions for the 68 duos of the Mini-Fastnet on this sunday. Sun and breeze, the perfect scenario to get out of the Bay of Douarnenez.

Photo Gildas Hémon
Photo Gildas Hémon

But in the evenig, conditions change in the English channel : 25 to 30 knots with gusts, showers and rough sea are expected. The first 24 hours should be tough, the race direction warn the skippers that they will have to be careful.

A first start was launched at 1:00 pm sharp on this sunday, but this was not the good one... A general recall later, the 68 duos of this Mini-Fastnet finally started in the Bay of Douarnenez/

The Dutch Alfred Dijs, associated with Benoit Lequin (www.dijs.net) and the duo Normand / Sineau (Financière de l'Echiquier) were among the first to cross the line 

Race and position to be followed here :