Yesterday at midday, the race management of the 24th edition of La Boulangère Mini Transat decided. The start of the first leg, originally scheduled for September 24th at 2 PM but postponed due to very bad weather conditions expected on Wednesday off Cape Finisterre, will now take place on Monday at 1:30 PM. 1 hour before the kickoff, the 90 competing sailors clearly show a strong desire to get into action. After two years of intense preparation, they are all eagerly looking forward to finally getting into the thick of things. Excitement is palpable on the Vendée Globe pontoon. Pre-race stress is also evident. It’s now more than ever time to dissect weather files to refine strategies. This includes the strategies for the first 48 hours of the race, which are expected to be in light winds, as well as the strategy for rounding Cape Finisterre, which promises to be challenging despite the change in the schedule.
HOW TO FOLLOW THE RACE?
The Start: Live on the race’s Facebook page and on YouTube at 12:30 PM, with the presence of Benjamin Dutreux, skipper of the IMOCA Guyot Environnement – Water Family!
The Race: To follow the race, visit the tracking map, updated every 4 hours: http://minitransat.geovoile.com/2023/tracker/