After the Corona break, the Minis 650 started their sailing season in Les Sables dOlonne, but the classic long-distance race to the Acores and back follows a different route this year. Three round courses have been set off the French Atlantic Coast, and yesterday by noon, the start to the first leg was given. —– In light winds, the 72 Solo skippers had completed one-third of the distance by this morning UTC. Tanguy Bouroullec FRA was leading in the Protos, closely followed by Antoine Perrin FRA 1,2nm back. With a 5nm deficit followed Irina Gracheva RUS on rank 3 as the first woman. —– The leading Series-Mini of Fabrice Sorin FRA was only 3nm behind the first Proto, with Léo Debiess FRA on 2nd 0,2nm in arrears. Lennart Burke GER on 3rd was not far behind. —– The race tracker, the daily news and the video of the start.