The start of the first stage of the Mini Transat EuroChef was today, this Monday, September 27, at 3.30 p.m. Propelled by a northwesterly flow blowing between 16 and 20 knots, the 90 contenders then left Les Sables d’Olonne to reach Santa Cruz de La Palma, with a total of 1,350 miles to go and almost as many traps. to foil.
In this case, those who will mark the crossing of the Bay of Biscay look relatively complex, and could well have a decisive impact on the rest of the race. To get on the right wagon, the sailors will therefore have to succeed in the marina and then quickly find the right rhythm, but also and above all to be well in phase with the elements so as not to be delayed before passing Cape Finisterre, a course where the first can hope to start a big downwind when the following risk having to deal with more uncertain conditions.