The 6.50 Minis are heading to the Basin des Chalutiers of La Rochelle to prepare for the 4,200 mile race. The single handed 6.50 Mini Transat starts on September 25 and the offshore team will be watching their crossing and wishing them the best of luck.
For more information about the class and their schedule visit the Mini Class Website
Quick Facts about the race:
The course: Fort Boyard – Charente-Maritime (France) / Funchal (Madeira-Portugal) / Salvador de Bahia (Brazil)
Length of course: 1,100 miles from Charente-Maritime to Funchal. 3,100 miles from Funchal to Salvador; 4,200 miles (7,800 km) total.The Charente-Maritime/Bahia Transat 6.50 is the longest course in the history of the race.
Date of departure from Charente-Maritime: Sunday 25 September 2011 at 17h17 (French Time)
ETA at Funchal (Madeira): Saturday 1 or Sunday 2 October 2011
Date of departure from Funchal (Madeira): Thursday 13 October 20011
ETA at Salvador de Bahia (Brazil): end October / beginning November 2011