mini transat

The Unofficial Mini Transat 650 Site
WWW.MINITRANSAT650.COM

mini transat

THE MINI TRANSAT CLASS:

(Open 650 aka Transat 650 aka Mini) A 21-ft long boat that is raced solo across the Atlantic Ocean. It is the smallest Open Class yacht and very spectacular, explore it all on this site. It brings the largest fleet of offshore racing yachts on the starting line, up to 98 (Mini Fastnet 06 record)  the same kind of boats. The level is from pure amateur up to professionals.

More info

1 Official Class site
2 07 Transat 650 race site 
2 Introduction Mini Sailing
3 If you want to race
4 Questions & discussions
5 Origin of the race
6 A book about 99/01 MT
7 Read sailors stories.
8 An excellent source here, for history of almost every mini and sailors and architects

NEWSFLASHES:

- For 2009 and 2011 editions : GRAND PAVOIS ORGANISATION with a course LA ROCHELLE - MADERE - SALVADOR DE BAHIA (BRAZIL).

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Comments welcome on the forum...

Things changed on site

Sept: Added Sailor story MT 05
Aug: added video section, see below. Plus restyled a bit.
 May; new article of a newby in the CM April 07 new article CP mini.

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Story and photo archive:

Kristian Hajnsek Minitransat 05 report to warm you up.
 

thmb geoff pogo202
Getting into the mini, why, what boat etc...

thmb miniCP-0602
MINI CP, an easier build of a Proto

And much more Rotating wingmast, the Bertrand designed Jason, with the magic number...Aussie TOM BRAIDWOOD, a ROGERS designed proto, rotating mast first sail...The first canting keel mini, nr 29. Extensive comments..Slovenian yard,Dix mini photos Book Sayer, TipTop, Keel design, dismastings, Mistral, New Zero Photos, Towing a mini to Estonia, The Mini Fastnet, the Pogo2 Comments, the Ginto-official launch, Rogers Kit boat, Sails of Pogo2, The Pogo2 photos..

VIDEOS ONLINE... a selection...
As this is internet, do not complain of vids being offline. can send me an email though to warn me :) VLC player normally great for when you have replay difficulties. More vids on forum (English)

1) Alex Pella´s Sailmaker DePoorter put on a big nice file, so wait for the download..., and and for all Spanish guys, thoose sails are good...

2) Phil Sharp showing the moves, direct download...

3) Some vids from ECOVER,Laureyssen

4) What happens on first sail ?

5) 35 knots upwind bashing...

This site is online since; 3 November 1998, when there were 3 photos of a mini on the net, all on the Finot web site, that was it, no Classe Mini, no Dailysail, nada nothing, hence i started it :)