Une australienne dans la Mini Transat 2013

Katrina is a young Australian women on a mission: To compete in the Mini Transat.

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Une australienne dans la Mini Transat 2013

<p> To Katrina, the Mini Transat is the ultimate test of a sailor. on October 13th 2013 84 tiny 21ft yachts will race from Douarnenez, France to Guadaloupe via the Canaries. Not only that they will do it completely solo and will limited navigational equipment and with no communication with shore.</p> <p>  </p> <p> In October 2012, Katrina (25 years old) arrived in Lorient with her rucksack and a pressing desire to do offshore solo racing. She choose Lorient, the centre of the world for offshore racing and found herself a boat, a Nacira 6.50 series boat number 785.</p> <p> <img alt="Katrina_wichard" src="https://kkbb-production.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/project_image/image/40218/katrina_wichard.jpg"></p> <p> Not speaking a word of French, she managed to find a job two days a week teaching English with Amanda Grey - and started to look for sponsors and to qualify for the race.</p> <p>  </p> <p> She managed to convince several small companies to support her campaign:</p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Ericamandine" src="https://kkbb-production.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/project_image/image/40216/EricAmandine.JPG"> The <a href="http://www.cnleborgne.com" target="_blank">Le Borgne boatyard</a> in Baden to prepare her boat for the race</p> <p> <a href="http://www.amandagrey.com" target="_blank">Amanda Grey</a> training centre in Caudan</p> <p> The accounting firm <a href="http://www.oceanepme.com" target="_blank">Océane PME</a> for administration</p> <p> <a href="http://www.nke-marine-electronics.fr/%E2%80%8E" target="_blank">NKE Marine Electronics</a><strong> </strong>for navigation equipment</p> <p> <a href="http://www.profurl.com/le-groupe-wichard.html%E2%80%8E" target="_blank">Wichard /Profurl</a><strong> </strong>for deckgear</p> <p> Sandrine de Courcy and her <a href="http://www.sandrine-de-courcy.fr/" target="_blank">Made in Marinière</a> jewellery for press relations.</p> <p> <a href="http://www.pantaenius.fr/%E2%80%8E" target="_blank">Pantaenius </a>for her insurance.</p> <p>  </p> <p> Katrina successfully qualified for the race and is now looking to complete her budget to cross the Atlantic in the best possible conditions.</p> <p> <img alt="Dscn1840" src="https://kkbb-production.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/project_image/image/40220/DSCN1840.JPG"></p> <p>  </p> <p> <a href="http://www.katrinahamracing.com" target="_blank">Follow Katrina's adventures on her blog.</a></p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Dscn1910" src="https://kkbb-production.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/project_image/image/40223/DSCN1910.JPG"></p>

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<p> Katrina has been working hard with the team at Chantier Naval Le Borgne to make sure 785 is ready for the challenge of the Mini Transat, however she has one big hurdle......her sails. Mini's normally have 6 sails plus special storm sails....Katrina and 785 have 3!! After a tough qualification passage only her main, gennaker and medium Spi (which was built in 1991!!) are still intact. While Katrina is determined to make the start no matter what she would love to be able to do it will a full set of sails!!  </p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Img_0197" src="https://kkbb-production.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/project_image/image/40222/IMG_0197.JPG"></p> <p>  </p> <p> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="405" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/kkDoumkC0lU?wmode=opaque&amp;feature=oembed" width="540"></iframe></p>



A signed postcard from Guadeloupe with our thanks!


A signed postcard from Lanzarote and Guadeloupe with our thanks.


All the above plus get on the mailing list for Katrina's 2013 Mini Transat Campaign


receive an official signed Katrina Ham Racing 2013 Mini Transat Poster + previous counterparts


1hr English lesson on skype with Katrina after the 2013 transat!


    Send Katrina a personal message to be laminated and put on the boat.


      Invitation to meet Katrina at the start of the 2013 mini transat


      Discover the secrets of French solo ocean racing – Spend a day in Lorient with Katrina


        Join Katrina’s team and watch her start the 2013 Mini Transat on the water!!!


          Katrina and her team will give a 1 day motivational/intercultural awareness seminar in English for max 10 people

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