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Audrain/Brasseur win in prototypes , Cloarec/Le Clech in production boats

Audrain/Brasseur win in prototypes , Cloarec/Le Clech in production boats

They led this Mini Fastnet practically from beginning to end. At 5.06am on Friday morning, Damien Audrain and Pierre Brasseur (EPC – Rêves de Clown) made a name for themselves in the Prototypes after an almost faultless race. Following in their wake came Luke Berry and Pierre Denjean (Wild Side) against whom they were battling almost from the starting line. Jean-Baptiste Daramy and Pierre-François Dargniès (Chocolats Pariès – Sygespro) complete the podium.
Davy Beaudart and David Raison on ‘Maximum’ (Cultisol) fell victim to boat damage 24 hours before the finish, while they were fighting for first place.

In the Production boats, it was a race full of surprises on this return trip of 600 nautical miles between Douarnenez and the Irish rock. Damien Cloarec and his partner Yannick Le Clech (www.damin-cloarec.fr) won without contest at 8.56am. In their wake, two teams of newcomers: the Italians Fornaro/Fredella (Sideral) and the incongruous duo Machado/Pahun (Velasco II Du Léman à l’Océan.com).

At 5.06 on Friday morning, Damien Audrain and Pierre Brasseur (EPC – Rêves de Clown) crossed the finish line of the Mini Fastnet as the deserved winners! They had led the fleet since the passage at Land’s End on the second day of the race. Their leadership had been tested at times by the ‘Maximum’ sailed by Davy Beaudart and David Raison (Cultisol). Victims of boat damage just 24 hours before the finish, they had to drop back, leaving the classic hulls to pick up the race in pole position.     
Half an hour later, Luke Berry and Pierre Denjean (Wild Side) crossed the line in 2nd position. EPC-Rêves de Clown and Wild Side battled neck and neck throughout the four-and-a-half days of this race. Jean-Baptiste Daramy and ...
Audrain/Brasseur win in prototypes , Cloarec/Le Clech in production boats
Audrain/Brasseur win in prototypes , Cloarec/Le Clech in production boats
Audrain/Brasseur win in prototypes , Cloarec/Le Clech in production boats
30/06
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Fastnet... or Slownet ?

Fastnet... or Slownet ?

Calm seas with a few light breezes, a broad blue sky… fabulous weather in the Celtic Sea! These warm, high-pressures conditions don’t suit the competitors in the Mini Fastnet, who are struggling to get their speedy vessels to inch ahead: no wind, no speed. At an average of 2 to 3 knots, the first competitors are expected to reach the Fastnet lighthouse this evening in rather a go-slow mode.

Damien Audrain and Pierre Brasseur (EPC – Rêves de Clown) have been leading ...

24/06
Off to attack Fastnet Rock

Off to attack Fastnet Rock

At 4.19pm on Sunday, after a final gathering, the fleet of 33 Mini Fastnet sailing pairs set off to a fine start in Douarnenez Bay, in a light wind with a hint of a storm. The competitors were at maximum concentration, making fine adjustments, as the first few hours of the race will be a hunt for the slightest ripple or wave. The 66 sailors have set off for 4 to 5 days of battling it out towards the legendary Fastnet lighthouse.

23/06
The Mini Fastnet: sharing the legend

The Mini Fastnet: sharing the legend

This Mini Fastnet 2014 will see 37 pairs at the starting line: 74 sailors from very diverse backgrounds including, as always, some 'old hands' who return for the fun of sharing and to pass on their experience to the newcomers in this race of which they never tire. And the newcomers are ready for their great leap of initiation. In Prototypes and Production boats alike, there will be a lot of big names again this year: plenty of 'rookies' plus some 'oldies but goldies' livening ...

19/06
The Unmissable Events of the Mini Circuit!

The Unmissable Events of the Mini Circuit!

The Marie-Agnès Péron Trophy is ten years old... already! And the Mini Fastnet will soon be thirty. Taking place on - respectively - 9th to 14 June for the 200 nautical miles of high-speed solo sailing in the Iroise Sea, and 16th to 28th June for the legendary double-handed race towards the Fastnet lighthouse, these two challenges leaving from Douarnenez are among the races most highly valued by competitors.

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Oldies but goldies...

Oldies but goldies...

Although the marina of Tréboul is more familiar for the Ministes, we must not forget that fifty years ago, saw its creation the end of the ancient port of grounding. At this time, the estuary at low tide was emptying to allow only a large area suitable for grounding of boats and other vessels. So click on the pictures to enlarge!

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