Tanguy Bouroullec wins Mini Transat EuroChef Leg 1


Mini Transat EuroChef

This Monday 4 October at 15h42 UTC, Tanguy Bouroullec was the first skipper across the finish line of the first leg in the 23rd edition of the Mini Transat EuroChef as well as first in the prototype category. The skipper of Tollec MP/Pogo took the win after a completely crazy race, during which the four leaders managed to steal a march on the rest of the fleet on exiting the Bay of Biscay.

Tanguy Bouroullec: “I’m happy to take the win after a complicated leg!”

When you finish a leg of the Mini Transat, you don’t really know what’s gone on out at sea. On land, you always know a lot more than us! For my part, it was clearly a surprise to see Fabio (Muzzolini) appear on the AIS this morning. I even thought that my system was acting up because the day before I had a 40-mile lead over him. We chatted a bit over VHF. I learned that he’d been accelerating the whole of last night thanks to a better closing angle than me. I was afraid that Pierre Le Roy was with him, but on crossing the finish line I learned that I was first so that’s cool.