If the average age of the Mini Transat competitors has remained between 30 and 35 years since the creation of the race in 1977, the difference between the youngest and the oldest varies slightly from year to year.
This 23 rd edition is undoubtedly one where the gap between the youngest and the oldest is the greatest with, on the one hand, Basile Bourgnon and Melwin Fink, aged 19, then, on the other hand, Georges Kick and Pierre Meilhat, who will both celebrate their 67th birthday in October and then in November. In total, therefore, three generations come together in the race. The key: a real transmission of experiences and knowledge, a beautiful group cohesion, and extraordinary solidarity. In short, everything that makes the Mini Class 6.50 a class apart. More on the race here. Photo by Vincent Olivaud.