In the lead from start to finish, Ambrogio Beccaria (943): “The race felt somehow weird and short, but at the same time it was very challenging to stay focused all along”. Alone in the lead, the Italian thinks he was rather lucky since he did not get too bad weather conditions.
Arnaud Machado (910) is in the second place and delighted to retain the lead of the French championship. “Work pays! I did not have time to sleep or eat. I was seasick when arriving at Chaussée de Sein.”
Paul Cloarec (951) finished in third place. “I am lucky the boat was fast… considering all the mistakes I made” he says with a smile. It was his first race of the year and is very happy with his ranking, behind the “two aliens”, as he friendly calls them .
Félix de Navacelle (4) Paul Cloarec (3) Ambrogio Beccaria (1) Arnaud Machado (2)
Axel Tréhin (945) wins the 15th Trophée Marie-Agnès Péron by crossing the finish line at 6:57 pm and 48 seconds,
followed by François Jambou (865) less than 5 minutes later. At 7:34 pm, Erwan Le Méné (800) completed the podium ahead of Morten Bogacki (934) who arrived 5 minutes later.
During this shortened, intense race, Axel Tréhin started taking the lead at Basse Royal. It was necessary to slalom between the algae and face strong winds up to 40 knots. This requires permanent concentration. Don’t let go the helm!.
Axel Tréhin is very happy with this first solo victory on board of “Tartine”, having been twice second behind François Jambou.
l to r : Erwan Le Méné, Axel Tréhin, Francois Jambou, Morten Bogacki
Two hours before the arrival of the first prototype, everything remains to play! Axel Tréhin (945) and François Jambou (865) are in the lead and are now far ahead Erwan Le Méné (800), caught up by Morten Bogacki (934). For the series, Arnaud Machado (910) is catching up with Ambrogio Beccaria (943) and is now in second place. Paul Cloarec (951) is joined by the peloton.
Abandon: Marie Gendron (930 ) is returning to Douarnenez
At the point “Basse Royale”, there was a gap of two hours between the first and the last competitor.
Midway through, Axel Tréhin seems to have been the first to tack at the Occidentale de Sein with 30 minutes ahead of the routings. The leading trio for the prototype boats remains unchanged, followed by Morten Bogacki (934). For the series boats, Ambrogio Beccaria (943) is still in the lead and is tied with the prototypes of Vincent Lancien (679), Raphael Lutard (900) and Matteo Sericano (888). Then, just ahead of the pack, Paul Cloarec (951) and Arnaud Machado (910) are neck and neck.
Abandonment: 908 Pavel Roubal (water ingress) is returning back to Douarnenez.
At the end of the Bay of Douarnenez, Erwan Le Méné (800) is in the lead, closely followed by François Jambou (865) and Axel Tréhin (945) at an average speed of 8.5 knots.
On the Series side, Ambrogio Beccaria is well ahead of other competitors, in a 10-knots southerly wind at the Cap de la Chèvre.
François Jambou (865) in the lead with Axel Tréhin (945) just behind, tacked Basse Royale shortly after 11:00 am. Note that Raphael Lutard (900), in fourth position in front of Matteo Sericano (888), is nicely catching up since he exited the Bay.
On the Series side, Ambrogio Beccaria (943) is still largely ahead, in front Joe Lacey (963) and Paul Cloarec (951).
Abandon: Florian Quenot (946) broke his saffron and is returning back to Douarnenez.
Under a blue sunny sky and a little breeze, 55 boats took off at 8:00am this Thursday morning.
Already well ahead from its competitors, Erwan Le Méné on the 800 has rounded the offset mark in the lead, followed by Ambrogio Beccaria on 943 and by Vincent Lancien on the 679. Just a bit behind, Axel Tréhin on the 945 had to repair after hitting the mark. A little later, François Jambou on the 865 and Arnaud Machado on the 910 also rounded the mark.
Note: abandonment of 616 (electrical issue) and 740 (bowsprit issue)
They will finally 66 skippers to start this Thursday, June 6 at 8:00 am
To follow the race:
Due to the expected weather conditions on Friday, June 7th, the layout of the 15th Marie-Agnès Péron Trophy is modified and reduced to 90 miles as follows:
The marks of the race are to be left on the sides mentioned below :
The locations of these marks are given for reference purposes only.
- Départure North of Tristan Island
- Buoy Basse Vieille to starboard (48°08,3 N – 04°35,7 W)
- Basse du Lis (Card S) to starboard (48°13,1 N – 04°44,4W)
- La Vandrée (card W) to starboard (48°15,3 N – 4°48.2W)
- Basse Royale (card S) to port when bypassing it (48°17.5N – 4°49.5W)
- Buoy Chaussée de Sein (Card W to port when bypassing it (48°03,8 N – 05°07,7 W)*
- Basse du Lis (Card S) to starboard when bypassing it (48°13,1 N – 04°44,4)
- Bouée Basse Vieille to port (48°08,3 N – 04°35,7 W)
The start scheduled on Thursday, June 6th at 16:30 is advanced to the sameday at 08h00.
Three new recruits
Three participants will take the start of the 15th Trophée Marie-Agnès Péron for the first time tomorrow. And all three have the same goal in mind: the 2021 Mini-Transat.
Aged 27, Nicolas Decomble is a native of the Oise area but lives now in Brest. He is a sailing instructor and has been sailing for about ten years now. He will start the race tomorrow on the 423 series named “Gusto”. His goal: to finish the race … in the first half of the ranking would be extra!
Aged 29, Benjamin Costa is a computer programmer from Paris and the skipper of the 796 “Mini Malist” based in La Rochelle. He started sailing at the age of 6 and became a sailing monitor assistant in 2014, year where he discovered about La Mini. His goal: validate miles, see how it goes, and navigate clean!
Aged 57, Valère Ottaviani is a consultant in digital transformation and information system and keeps great memories of his first races at La Rochelle in 1968. He has been sailing on the Mini 535 “Merak II” since last August. His goal: participate in the 2021 Mini-Transat for his 60th birthday!