Mini-Transat: Solo Race Across The Atlantic
submitted by Olivier Desport
That's a crazy idea!!
Most likely, this is what came to mind of the few spectators walking along the harbor of Penzance, England on the 8th of October 1977. Twenty-four 6.5 meter sailing boats were ready to sail single-handed to Antigua via the Canary Islands.
The longest solo Transat sailed on the smallest high sea racing sailboat was born with this regatta in 1977. Many people predicted a disaster but every two years, more and more sailors are attracted by the challenge.
This year, I join the race in My Workplace, a 6.5 meter Pogo. Find out more about the race, my boat, and what I've been doing to qualify and prepare for this adventure. Then, follow my progress during the race and ask me questions about what it is like to race a small sailboat across the Atlantic.