Perhaps no race says ‘Sailing Anarchy’ more than the infamous Mini Transat. Solo sailing across a big and oftentimes unforgiving stretch of Atlantic Ocean on radical little ocean racing steeds that measure in shorter than most day sailers, everything about the race pulls at our heart strings. With cutting edge technology, the exploration of new ideas and the champions of tomorrow sailing boats that are oftentimes home built one-offs, the race is as iconic and legendary as it is fascinating. Despite all of the challenges imposed by the current state of the world, the 23rd edition of the Mini Transat begins this Sunday in the famed port of Les Sables d’Olonne; home of the Vendée Globe.
Again showing how much pent-up demand there is to go sailing right now, an oversold fleet of more than 125 sailors reportedly applied for the coveted 90 available spots which make up this very deep and talented fleet for the 23rd edition. With around 66 Series and 24 Prototype boats expected to start, this year’s fleet is again a [...]