The 2015 edition of the Mini Transat Iles de Guadeloupe has been widely acknowledged as an exceptional edition. Not just for the weather. Favourable downwind sailing conditions all down the Atlantic fom Douranenez to Guadeloupe still remains the dream of every self-respecting Mini sailor. But for a good dish, you need good ingredients to enhance its taste. There were exceptionally good ingredients for the race. The reception the provided from Douarnenez to Pointe-à-Pitre via Lanzarote, provided by the organising team was both efficient and warm.
But it was the sailors, bearing the values that have always made the Mini Transat has that special character, that were needed. It is a significant experience in the life of an offshore racer. The 2015 race was distinguished by the true brotherhood of its members: there were great winners, but also great finishers from first to last. Reaching the finish in Guadeloupe is already and achievement.
Bertrand Nardin, President of Douarnenez Courses: "When we started in 2013 we were given a blank page. In these four years, we have written a few lines of the story. I do not forget all the work done by volunteers Douarnenez to prepare for this race and the entire organising team that rallied to its success. I thank them all for their investment."
Henry Bacchini, Vice-President of the French Sailing Federation: "The Mini is a time of of great fraternity. In these difficult times, the Mini spirit is the key and is the basis for offshore racing. Each time a sailor crosses the Atlantic, he comes out more grown up."
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Bertrand Nardin, President of Douarnenez Courses: "We're obviously very disappointed not to be able to continue the work done over the past four years. We wish good luck to the team from La Rochelle. I just want to tell them, above all, take care of the Mini Transat as we hav done over these past four years. "
Overall in the Mini Transat Guadeloupe Islands
Ranking Eurovia - Cegelec Prototypes:
- 1st Frederic Denis (Nautipark)
- 2nd Luke Berry (Rêves de Mer)
- 3rd Ludovic Méchin (Microvitae)
Ranking Ocean - Bioactive, Series:
- 1st Ian Lipinski (Entreprises Innonvantes)
- Julien second sprayer (Novintiss)
- The third Tanguy Turquais (Terréal)
Iles de Guadeloupe Chamber of Commerce Trophy (Douarnenez - Pointe du Raz): Frédéric Denis (Nautipark)
Cournouaille Chamber of Commerce Trophy (From the gate at St. Francis - finish line): Jean-Baptiste Daramy (Chocolats Paries)
CLS Combativity Trophy (most miles travelled): Dominik Lenk (dominiklenk.com)
Aur Caraïbes Trophy (best performance in 24h):
Prototypes: Frederic Denis (Nautipark): 295.57 miles
Series: Julien sprayer (Novintiss): 278.77 miles