Minis set off again

Pornichet Select 650

Saturday April 30th 2005, Author: Phil Sharp, Location: France
After his second place in the Odyssee D’Ulysse this year, British Mini sailor Phil Sharp begins his second race of the season on Sunday, the Pornichet Select 650: a 300 mile singlehanded race around the Biscay islands. Again as the only Brit in this race, Phil represents Britain in a race that is completely dominated in numbers by the French. A massive fleet of 70 boats will take part in this race and the competition is high at the front. Bruno Peyron should be returning from the record-breaking Orange II for this race, to race in a Pogo 2 towards what is most likely a 2007 Transat campaign to celebrate the 30 year anniversary of the Transat.

The course takes the fleet from Pornichet, up around Belle Isle, then down past Isle d’Yeu to a mark of Bourgenay, before returning all the way back up to round Isle de Griox, and then heading back to Pornichet.



Phil comments on the race ahead: “It is basically the around-the-rocks race of the season. There are therefore a lot of land effects playing into the weather, and also the course is very tidal, so things should be very tactical and interesting. There will be no time to sleep until the finish! Four other boats of the same quick Magnen design as GBR 419 are racing, including Vecteur Plus and Karen Liquid, which both have high performance carbon rigs, unlike the standard alloy rig on 419. They will probably have the edge upwind in some conditions and also they will be quick in light airs since the boats are now much lighter, the bulb weight having been reduced to compensate for the reduced weight aloft. It will be interesting to see how 419 compares, I hope the other Magnens will not disappear over the horizon, since the race is forecast to be very light!”

Entries

Boat Sail no Type Name
Protos
OCEANES 75 Patrice FISSEUX
AVENTOUS 78 Xavier BLUY
TENACE 113 Nicolas MARSCHAL
SERVOMAP 151 Didier LE VOURCH
OZONE 160 Raoul BLIN
KAREN 198 Adrien HARDY
AGENCE REPERES 229 Jean baptiste DARAMY
VECTEUR PLUS 265 Aloys CLAQUIN
PAROLE 276 Isabelle JOSCHKE
CASOAR 291 Erwan LOHEZIC
SATANAS 304 Gonzalo BOTIN SANZ DE SAUTUOLIA
ADOC-SOLUTIONS 339 Pierrick LAINE
CAMELEON 347 Yann RIOU
BRETAGNE LAPINS 348 David SINEAU
APPART CITY 391 Yvan NOBLET
TOBEDOO 417 Stanislas MASLARD
SET Environnement 424 Tanguy de LAMOTTE
BIRVIDIK 427 Sebastien GLADU
AMAZIGH 433 Corentin DOUGUET
AREAS Asssurances 454 David LANCRY
ADRIA MOBIL 509 Kristian HAJNSEK
ADRIA MOBIL 510 Andraz MIHELIN
A VENIR 545 Steven JOURDAIN
RAFIKI GBR 419 Phil SHARP
Series
KATAPOLA 186 Series Nicolas GRIMAULT
POSITIVE VIBRATION 306 Series Louis DUC
BILLIT 2 460 Series Jean Philippe LEGRAND
ZERLINE 473 Series Jean Claude GUILLONNEAU
ZEBULON 488 Series Bruno CROISEL
BOSSA NOVA 517 Series : Dingo Damien BOSSEY
BLUE GIN 463 Series : Ginto Fabien BAETZ
ATR communication graphique 495 Series : mistral 6,50 Jean Christophe COURTEL 
NEW DREAM 235 Series : pogo 1 Davy BEAUDART
BLEIZIG 318 Series : pogo 1 Michel GOYAT
TAQUET MAX 340 Series : pogo 1 Eric BOURRIE
FAXY RED 364 Series : pogo 1 Jacques Arnaud SEYRIG
YELLOW SUBMARINE 373 Series : pogo 1 Gildas DU CLEUZIOU
YAPLUKA 380 Series : pogo 1 Cédric MALENGREAU
BAG'AVEL 388 Series : pogo 1 Gael BERTRAND
HOUBA HOP 428 Series : pogo 2 Pascal SIMON
TANXAGLISS 442 Series : pogo 2 Mathieu KESSLER
PETIT AUGUSTE ET CIE 455 Series : pogo 2 Antoine DEBLED
MASOCO BAY 472 Series : pogo 2 Vincent BARNAUD
FOXAWIN 477 Series : pogo 2 Ronan TROLEZ
CAP MONDE 480 Series : pogo 2 Olivier AVRAM
DCF 481 Series : pogo 2 Marine CHOMBART DE LAUWE
CALIMERO 483 Series : pogo 2 Sébastien MESURE
PILGRIM 485 Series : pogo 2 Thomas BONNIER
TCHAO 486 Series : pogo 2 Eric BAUWENS
STERNE 487 Series : pogo 2 Mathieu SANNIE
KERMOUST 505 Series : pogo 2 Eric VAUTRIN
KNAUF - Vendée Espoir Océans 507 Series : pogo 2 David LEFEBVRE
POSITIF 516 Series : pogo 2 Sylvain PONTU
JULES 518 Series : pogo 2 Fabrice SORIN
BARONG 525 Series : pogo 2 Emmanuel NISIN
AIR LINAIR 527 Series : pogo 2 Bertrand DUBUCQ
KALONIG 2 539 Series : pogo 2 Stéphane LE DIRAISON
TEOTAKET 543 Series : pogo 2 Pierres yves LAUTROU
BASECAMP BEL 438 Series : pogo 2 Peter LAUREYSSENS
PCO TECHNOLOGIE 368 Series : Super Calin Ronan DESHAYES 
SUI 329 Series : Super Calin Bertrand IMOBERSTEQ

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