One week from the start of the 17th Marie-Agnès Péron Trophy, preparations at Winches Club are picking up pace and the volunteer teams are organised according to strict Covid-19 protocols. Everything will be ready on Monday to welcome 84 skippers and start their safety checks (the inventory of all the essential and regulatory equipment on board). For the moment the departure is expected to take place at 09:00 on Thursday 3 June.
The Mini season Atlantic races have well and truly kicked off. After the Plastimo Lorient Mini was raced in full lockdown during April, then the Pornichet Select and the Mini in May which ends as I write these words, the Marie-Agnès Péron Trophy will be the 4th race in less than 2 months for certain. Tanguy Bouroullec, winner this morning of the Mini in May, commented : « It was energetic! The whole time I had between 15 and 25 knots, the conditions were dynamic. But there was no sun. It was so grey that I didn’t even see the Glenans when I passed beside them »
Let’s hope summer will make its appearance this time !