The Mini Transat Isles de Guadeloupe competitors met yesterday in Lanzarote. Every solo skipper should have signed in with the organisation from yesterday at 5pm. The first briefing of the week to present the organisation of the prologue will be held today at 10am.
A gentle recovery for the solo sailors of the Mini Transat Îles de Guadeloupe. For those who stayed in Lanzarote, it is time to change gears, to switch from holiday mode to a much more industrious atmosphere. Crossing the Atlantic is not for novices and all will set their minds to checking the jobs lists, to identifying the points to be checked in order to take on the Atlantic ocean crossing.
For the Minis, saving the world’s oceans has always been a major concern. It is no surprise then that a great number of them responded favorably to the invitation by the local Sufrider Foundation Europe to clean up the beaches of the island. A good plan for Sunday morning after the main menu of the weekend: today’s prologue.
Changes to the Race Direction
During the first leg, the race director Denis Hugues had some health problems that led to his hospitalization on arrival at Lanzarote. Although he is better today, he cannot be physically present at the start of the second leg.
Together with Denis, the Douarnenez Race Team has therefore implemented an alternative solution that meets federal requirements and allows Denis to continue to monitor the event. François Séruzier becomes race director; Jean-Jacques Quéré, who has already assisted Denis Hugues, notably on the Mini Fastnet, will support him in this task. The duo will be in permanent contact with Denis, who continues to keep an eye (which we already know is vigilant) on the progress of the event. This proposal allows above all for the race to continue running smoothly.