Sunday, 12 May 2013

UK Mini Fastnet 6.50 : Course Reversed due to Weather Conditions

Minis in Plymouth prior to the race. Image copyright Royal Western Yacht Club.

by Royal Western YC media

The Royal Western Yacht Club is pleased to welcome back the Classe Mini sailors for 2013. Again this year the Classe Mini yachts will race from the West coast of France and the Solent to Plymouth.

The competitors had intended set off on Sunday 12th May on a 561 mile course that will take them from Plymouth to Fastnet Rock via Eddystone Rock and Bishop Rock, then on to the Coningbeg Light before returning to Plymouth, however, the weather forecast has led to a reversal of the course to be sailed.

The Classe Mini yachts will race in two classes, Series and Proto. The Series yachts are production models, whereas the Protos are one off designs. These exciting 6.50m yachts though offering little comfort to their sailors, are capable of high speeds particularly off the wind and offer close and exciting racing.

The class rules limit the communication equipment that can be carried by each yacht, but Yellowbrick will again be supplying the trackers that will enable an hour by hour update on the progress of these intrepid sailors.

Those racing from the Solent and La Trinite Sur Mer had excellent races and have been enjoying the club.

The UK Mini Fastnet 2012 starts at 1200 (BST) on Sunday 12th May 2013.

You can follow the Minis progress from their trackers using the following link:  Please click here

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