Transat Internacional 6.50 Sailing Race with a stopover in Funchal between October the 1st and 13th, 2011
The out of common race...
34 years after the event was created, the 18th edition of the Charente-Maritime/Bahia Transat 6,50 will set sails on Sunday the 25th of September ahead Salvador de Bahia (Brazil). Former Mini Transat, this race is now a legend and gathers every two years sailors with all sorts of backgrounds, to share solidarity, mutual aid and respect… The Charente-Maritime/Bahia Transat 6,50 is the most International single-handed ocean race with more than 10 countries represented. The 18th edition will bring together British, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, Swiss, Dutch, French, German, American, Canadian and Australian sailors...
“Confronting the Atlantic Ocean on a skiff” is the right picture. Daniel
Gilard, first edition’s winner on Petit Dauphin, did not really know what to
expect when he decided to be part of Bob Salmon project in 1977. But that is a
challenge and the Mini-Transat, then, acquires its worth over the editions as
its famous sisters the Route du Rhum, The Transat and the Vendee
Single-handed without assistance on 6.50 metre long boats all through the Atlantic Ocean are the three main components of this amazing race with a stopover in Madera (1st to 13th October 2011).
Dream of victory for some, but dream of crossing the Atlantic for all! And if all the competitors share the state of mind “One for all and all for one”, they all have their own objectives. A few favourites prepare boats for victory, others cast off to live the adventure of a lifetime, or even the adventure of a family with children and partner. The Charente-Maritime/Bahia Transat 6.50 is indeed the school of humility and openness with oneself and relatives.
Source (more info at): TRANSAT 6,50