Here we are 3 days from departure, tomorrow the security checks start, guided by Nathalie Monier, President of the Technical Committee, and about half of the boats expected are now filling up the dock in Tréboul.
Today, Monday, the participants number 60 with 8 different nationalities. And the volunteers are busy with the final preparations under a typical autumnal drizzle.
The first good news is that Irina Gracheva, first in the prototype classification, has found a boat to temporarily replace the 800 and will line up at the start with the oldest model of the fleet, the 433.
Weatherwise, the other good news is that our specialist, Jean-Jacques Quéré, has told us that things are looking rather good for the Trophy. The departure should get underway with a NNE wind of 8/12 knots which will die down towards night-time. Then the very high tide associated with the absence of wind needs to be negotiated. The following day, the wind will go over to the SE. An unknown factor exists as far as the depression which is building up offshore of Brittany which will determine the wind’s strength at the end of the race, estimated for the moment between 17 and 20 knots.
Departure expected on Thursday.
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