A challenge as well as an adventure!! Come and race across the Atlantic with Romain, head for the Canaries and Guadeloupe!!


The project

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”












1 man

0 communication with the outside world

30 days at sea

84 participants

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.




2014 review


​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.


 Partnership Gold 

 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€



Partnership option 1

Partnership Silver 


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.



Sponsorship option 2

Partnership Bronze


 Your brand is present on the boat and you share all the stages of the project until the finish of the Mini-Transat.

Sponsorship option 3



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!!


Why fund it?

Romain is looking to raise 7,000€ minimum, it is of course not the total budget for the entire Mini-Transat project but it will help pay a part of the fixed costs!!



Mini-Transat registration                          2,000 €

Cargo to bring the boat back                   6,000 €

Insurance                                                    2,300 €

2 new spinnakers                                      4,500 €

KKBB costs                                                    500 €

Supplies                                                      1,000 €

Total                                                          16,300 €


This budget is the minimum required to take part in the Mini-Transat in acceptable conditions, it doesn't include the cost of the boat (which I boat out of my own funds), the pre-season races, the modifications made to the boat or to the sailor, etc.


Raising this amount will ensure that I am on the start line on the 19th of September 2015. The amount looked for here is not a high limit so the more we can raise the better. Don't hesitate!!



Follow Romain here:

Website: http://romainmouchel.com/fr/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Romain-Mouchel-Navigateur/414094775285816



Autant qu’i l s’en souvienne, Romain a été attiré dès son plus jeune âge par les voiliers puis très vite passionné par la voile. Il a « fait ses classes » sur des dériveurs tels que le Laser, le F-18 ou le 49ers et en navigant sur différents voiliers, ce qui lui a permis de gagner en expérience et en assurance. Dès l’âge de 16 ans, il s’était fixé pour... See more

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Dear Romain - preparation has always been more than 99% of success - race well - win well & enjoy - Pascale & Olivier
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Bon courage Mister Mouchel !! On pensera bien à toi le jour du départ ! Bises