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    Packing It Up In Martinque

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    With all the celebrations winding down, the focus now shifts to packing up the fleet of minis
    and getting them back to Europe.
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    Last to The Party

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    Mini Transat competitor Dorel Nacou has had a trying debut in the Mini Transat in his Proto Vamonos.
    Dismasting in Leg One on...
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    All In The Same Boat

    All in the Same Boat

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    It’s a tradition among the finishers in the Mini-Transat La Boulangère. Having barely set foot on the...
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    Top 4 Protos In, No Come The Series

    Make way for the young...

    - Le Marin awaits the arrival of the two youngest skippers in the race, Keni Piperol and Erwan Le Draoulec

    - A hotly disputed podium in the...
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    Ian Lipinski, absolute mastery ...

    Ian Lipinski, absolute mastery

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    If you needed proof about how well you can control and understand your boat, you just had to sit...
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    Flash Info: Ian Lipinski Team (Griffon. (Fr) crossed the finish line of the 2nd stage of the minitransat la boulangère at 14 h30'...
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    Lipinski On Threshold To Double Victory

    The path to glory

    - ETA for Ian Lipinski, Tuesday 14 at around 15:00 UTC

    - Vedran Kabalin's boat has dismasted

    - 500 miles of lateral separation between the...
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    Storm's a Brewing in Mini Transat

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    A Storm's a Brewing

    - The front runners within a thousand miles of the finish

    - The last third of the race...
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    NOTHING NEW OUT WEST ...

    NOTHING NEW OUT WEST


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    The better it is, the less it changes… In fact, the rankings are looking increasingly similar with every...
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    Committing To Martinique

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    A touch of the blues in the big blue

    - Virtually the entire fleet in the Atlantic

    - Thibault Michelin and Pavel...
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    Attrition Grows In Mini Transat

    Traverse in convoy... or not

    - Nine competitors on a pit-stop at Mindelo

    - Dorel Nacou is back out on the racetrack

    - Erwan Le Mené has signalled his retirement...
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    The funnel settles the accounts - ...

    The funnel settles the accounts

    - The first competitors are between Santo Antao and Sao Vicente

    - The bulk of the fleet is approaching the Cape Verde islands

    - A...
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    Collision With Whale Sidelines Arthur Léopold-Léger

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    Really, luck does not smile to the direct adevrsaires of Ian Lipinski at the beginning of the second stage. After Erwan le Mené,...
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    Pushing It To The Limit

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    You have to be a strange fish to do the Mini-Transat. In addition to the two years of sacrifice thinking about and shelling out...
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    Second Leg Of Mini Transat La Boulangère Underway

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    The dream life of the Ministry

    Of course, there was still emotion at the start of this second stage. We do not cross the...
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    Leg 1 Complete!

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    With the arrival of Julien Mizrachi (UNAPEI), 78 racers have now made it safely into the port of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Of...
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    A Floodgate Of Finishers

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    Valentin Gautier on the up

    - The Swiss sailor's easterly option secures him the win

    - Sailing blind
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    Lipinski Takes Legs 1

    Fire and ice

    - Less than two minutes separate the top two

    - Ian Lipinski (Griffon.fr) winner at the finish of leg one

    - Arthur Léopold-Léger (Antal XPO) the...
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    Canaries Ahoy!

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    TRACKER


    To you, to me... It's hard to know who's got the ball in their court in the extremely variable conditions currently...
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    Still precious little breeze on the race zone ...

    Still precious little breeze on the race zone

    - Rankings fluctuating with the position reports

    - First ETAs now on Tuesday night through into Wednesday



    As the sea takes...
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    Slow Progress In Mini Transat

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    Proto Chart Monday AM

    Tracker

    Some 200 miles from the finish, the calms are all-encompassing

    - The first sailors...
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    Navigating The Portuguese Hole

    The wind is continuing to ease across the race zone

    - Commando operation in La Coruña

    - The west of the race zone pays dividends

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    KNIT ONE, PURL ONE ...

    KNIT ONE, PURL ONE

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    Whilst making the most of the last puffs of downwind breeze and continuing to make headway towards the goal...
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    Learning The Limits

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    The expected north-easterly wind is now packing a punch. As a result, the Minis are once again making speeds that are more in...
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    2017 Mini Transat

    Having started on on October 1st, the 81 single handed sailors competing in the 2017 Mini Transat are still worKing their way out of the Bay of Biscay


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