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Mini 650 – Mini-Transat – Leg 1 – Day 5, on a fast ride to the Canaries


François Jambou FRA is now the sole leader in the Protos, 40nm ahead of a trio with Axel Tréhin FRA, Tanguy Bouroullec FRA and Marie Gendron FRA, the only woman in the Protos fleet. —– Ambrogio Beccaria ITA is back on top of the Series Minis, 5nm in front of Julien Letissier FRA und Guillaume Lhostis FRA. Meanwhile, Scow (round-bow) Series designs are racing successfully as well, such as Florien Quenot FRA on 7th and Paul Cloarec FRA on 12th. —– Fresh rear winds provided for a fast race yesterday stretching the fleet over a considerable distance along the southern Portuguese coast at half-distance of leg one with 750nm left to the Canaries. —– The race tracker and the daily news. —– The first to abandon the race was Pavel Roubal CZE loosing the transom with the distress buoy. Rescued by helicopter, he is safe. The report.