good odds?

While down here in La Grande Motte, we made a new friend from America, he’s a Mini 6.5 Sailor:

Jeffrey MacFarlane originally from New Jersey, has spent the last couple of months racing his Mini in Europe. Jeff will possibly be the only American to line up on the start line for the MiniTransat Race on the 13th of October 2013 starting in the North of France in Douarnenez.

Jeff is taking this rather seriously, posting some great results over the summer, 3rd in the Valencia AIR (Round the Island Race) and finishing 2nd in the Mini Barcelona race, narrowly missing out on first due to a spinnaker halyard failure only 25miles from the finish in which he was leading.

He’s now packing up his boat and heading to Lorient later this evening for some work to be done before he does his 1000 nautical mile qualifier early next year. We really like this guy and I think he could do with a shout out from his friends at home in the States. Watch this space, Jeff is certainly one to back for this race next year, he’s not leaving anything to chance and if his form of late is anything to base this on, i’d be getting down to your bookies to put some money on this fella.

Brian Carlin