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64 Minis Headed for the Fastnet Rock

14th June 2010
64 Minis Headed for the Fastnet Rock

64 Mini 6.50s are currently beating their way across the English Channel en route to Ireland's south-west tip as part of the Mini Fastnet. The fleet of double-handed 21-footers are roughly 75 miles from Wolf Rock this morning, battling a strong headwind in excess of 23 knots. The race starts and finishes in Douarnenez, rounding Wolf Rock to Port and then the Fastnet, before the sprint home.

The boats should cross St George's Channel today and round the Fastnet sometime tonight. 

You can follow the race on the live tracker HERE. Leading the charge at present is Yann Riou, a member of the Groupama team led by Franck Cammas, of which Damian Foxall is a key figure.


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