Since it was created in 1977, the Mini-Transat has become one of the most famous ocean races. It carries unique values as well as a growing popularity, For some it is the adventure of a lifetime, for others it is a stepping stone into the world of ocean racing.
When you look at it in more detail this transat is more than a race, it is a adventure across the Atlantique, from France to the Caribbean via the Canaries Islands. It is two years of dedication to be as ready as possible on the start line in October 2015. Running a Mini-Transat program is a job in itself with daily challenges to get a budget together and learn all the requiered skills. Making the start line is a victory in itself and after more or less 30 sunsets, the ocean and nothing else for days and 57 degrees of longitude, the first rum on the other side has a very special taste and the man is changed.
The Mini Transat Race is the breeding ground for the world’s top short handed sailors, including Michel Desjoyeaux, two time winner of the Vendee Globe, from France and Dame Ellen MacArthur, 2nd place finisher in the Vendee Globe, from England but also Jourdain, Bourgnon and many others.
Ellen MacArthur, 15e in1997 said: “It is the mini-transat which gave me the taste for Ocean racing. I will never forget”
0 communication with the outside world
30 days at sea
6.5m of boat
Two years of preparation for the Mini-Transat is two years of racing and training on Oceans; two years of hard training to get the right to cross and join a very elitist group.
The race will take place on the 19th of September 2015 in Douarnenez heading for Guadeloupe with a stopover in the Canaries.
Overall 2014 was a very successful year. I started sailing with the boat at the start of March (training sessions with the defending champion: Benoit Marie) in Palma de Mallorca (where i live for professional reasons). After a month of training I cam second in the Grand Prix of Italie in Genoa, a 500 miles race. I was not able to sail as much as I would have liked during the summer period but I managed to come 3rd in both the Valencia and Barcelona regattas.
Overall: 3 races, 3 podiums
Different types of partnerships are available to you.
The boat is named to your company; the hull, sails and clothing of the skipper are decorated to your colours.
Seminars and conferences to share around the project are organised in your company in order to unify and federate your teams around a common goal.
To discover the boat, days out on the water are offered to you.
Your presence at the start of the Mini-Transat will allow you to experience privileged moments, which you will be able to share with guests, members, clients and/or partners.
TOTAL: 75 000€
The boat bares the name of more than one company.
This partnership offers you the possibility to choose how and where you want to appear on the boat.
Your brand is present on the boat and you share all the stages of the project until the finish of the Mini-Transat.
We offer you the possibility to put your name, message, logo,etc on the boat in order to support Romain in the home straight before the start on the 19th of September 2015. Together, let's take on the Atlantic!!