The safety and weather briefing take place on Wednesday 2 june at 18:00 with Denis Hugues, race Director, Jean-Jacques Quéré, weather forcaster and Frédéric Guérin, President of the Race Comittee.
It will take place as a video-conference and you must connect at 17:45 using the following link : Briefing via Teams
You’re not obliged to install the Teams application, you can connect using an up to date internet browser.
To connect to Wifi : Winchesclub-Guest / password : Map&FastNet21
The briefing will be recorded and put online afterwards.
Offshore racing has by now well and truly re-started , since last weekend up till the end of this week three races have taken place and it’s interesting to see that a fair few competitors have been in the Mini Class. So we had the Transat in pairs 7 « born in Mini » and noticed a great second place for Tanguy Le Turquais. At the moment the Normandy Channel Race pack which includes 15 former Mini skippers has reached the south of Ireland led by Ian Lipinski and Gwenolé Gahinet. And Ocean Race Europe left on Saturday with 9 former Mini skippers. Taking part in the Mini’s is one of best ‘passports’ to offshore racing !
But let’s come back to Douarnenez, at 2 days from departure the number of those registered has fallen to 73 for varied, different reasons and the waiting list has been exhausted. Competing we find 10 nationalities, 10 women and 63 men. Amongst them, in the series, we find Léo Debiesse on the 966 once more – the Alphas, Basile Bourgnon on the 975 -Edenred, Jean-Marie Jézéquel on the 951 – Branchet/KPL, Hugo Picard the last winner of the Trophy on the 1014 – SVBTeam and of course Hugo Dhallenne, on the 979 – St Lunaire Yacht Club who has won the three Atlantic races this year. On the Mediterranean side, one to watch is Alberto Riva on the 993.
Looking at the prototypes, Sébastien Pebelier on the podium last Mini en Mei and Select, will once again skipper 787-DECOSAIL and Irina Gracheva will be on the 800, very motivated after long repairs on its keel. We’ll also see Victor Turpin on the 850-Pays d’Iroise. The big favourite of the prototypes is Pierre Le Roy on the 1019- BIG BOUNCE which won the Plastimo Lorient this year.
You can find all the competitors registered here : https://www.classemini.com/course-fr-trophee-marie-agnes-peron-2021-1.html
Here we are two weeks away from the launch of the 16th Marie-Agnès Péron Trophy which 75 sailors have currently registered for. This is a special, autumnal version of the race which usually takes place in June and has been postponed due to the public health crisis. So the Trophy draws to a close a season turned upside down. Our patron this year is Capucine Trochet who crossed the Atlantic Ocean on the Tara Tari, a boat made from hessian.
On Tuesday 13th October we’ll start the obligatory security checks which must be passed to take part in the race. This challenge – part of the French Championships Solo Offshore Racing – Mini 6.50 is a 220 nautical mile course in the Iroise Sea and South Brittany. Leaving from Douarnenez – if weather conditions allow – the competitors must first negotiate the Raz de Sein passage before running eastward alongside the coast until they wind around the Birvideaux plateau between Groix, the Quiberon peninsula and Belle-Île-en-Mer and return to Douarnenez circumventing Sein island from the west. Departure is scheduled for 15th October. Free boat mooring is open from 8th October in Tréboul marina.
The provisional France rankings after two stages :
1 – Irina GRACHEVA
2 – Emmanuel RENAUD
3 – Jordan DELRIEU
1 – Léo DEBIESSE
2 – Jean-Marie JEZEQUEL
3 – Brieux LEBEC
Douarnenez on June 04, 2020.
As indicated, there will be no MiniFastnet this year. The MAP trophy will take place from 15th to 17th October 2020.
It is a new race which requires to renew your registration. The pre-registration period with the MINI class ends and official registrations for the October race will be open on the MAP website from 01/07/2020.
The registration order for the 75 places will take into account the pre-registration list with the MINI class.
SKIPPERS WHO HAVE NOT YET INDICATED THEIR CHOICE FOR THE POSSIBLE REFUND OF THE JUNE 2020 RACES, MUST MAKE IT BY MAIL BEFORE 14/06/2020.
The 15th Marie-Agnès Péron Trophy ended last Friday with the consecration of the two winners, Ambrogio Beccaria in series and Axel Tréhin for the prototype category, at the awards ceremony.
Ambrogio Beccaria on the « Pogo 3 » (943) series has won for the second consecutive time, during a race shortened this year by about half due to weather conditions. Axel Tréhin finally won his first victory on board of Tartine, his plan Lombard, finishing less than 5 minutes before François Jambou. It was a challenging race where it was not possible to let go of the helm and the slightest error had direct consequences.
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.