Mini 6.50 : les dernières infos Tip & Shaft

The Mini 6.50 are 6.50 metre long ocean racing monohulls. They are intended to race the Mini Transat and other numerous races. Find the latest news and investigations from Tip & Shaft on the subject.

Plastimo Lorient Mini

Mini Class: New races and sobriety

For the 2024 season, the Mini Class is launching two new races, to balance out the number of miles acquired by the racers with a view to the next Mini Transat, and is renewing mixed double-handed sailing on the Plastimo Lorient Mini. It is also committed to the path of sobriety, limiting the number of new boats to 25 by 2024 and freezing all new designs.

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Jean Marre: “The Mini Class freezes new designs in 2024”

The general meeting of the Mini Class, which took place last Saturday in Paris, ratified a number of measures, including, for production boats, the freezing of new designs from 2024 and a progressive limitation on new constructions. Jean Marre, who handed over his chair as President to Romain Bigot, talks to Tip & Shaft about the 2023 season and the AGM. 

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Proto mini transat

Lessons from the Boulangère Mini Transat

Marked by speed records, a low number of retirements and an international podium, the 24th edition of the La Boulangère Mini Transat was won in the proto class by Federico Waksman and in the series by Luca Rosetti. Tip & Shaft reviews the race with organiser Emmanuel Versace, weather consultant Christian Dumard, coaches Damien Cloarec (Roscoff) and François Jambou (Concarneau) and architect David Raison.

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Who will win la Boulangère Mini Transat?

On Monday (the start has been postponed), 90 solo sailors should set off from Les Sables d’Olonne heading towards Santa Cruz de La Palma in the Canaries, and the end of the first stage of La Boulangère Mini Transat. The second stage will take them to Saint-François in Guadeloupe. And, here, as before each major race, Tip & Shaft analyses the field with a panel of experts

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The Mini Class between success and saturation

As at the start of each and every year Tip & Shaft goes around the different offshore racing classes to look ahead to the coming season. After the Ultims last week now it is time for the Mini 6.50s, a class that is still stronger than ever at nine months before the start of the Mini Transat, which has new organisers.

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Hugo Dhallenne sur la Mini Transat 2021

Conclusions from the Mini Transat

Each Mini Transat is unique, but this 2021 edition will long be remembered for a whole gamut of reasons. It also was a great race won conclusively by Pierre Le Roy in the prototype division and Hugo Dhallenne in the series. Tip & Shaft takes stock of the sport and the technical stuff on this 23rd Mini.

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L'arrivée d'Hugo Dhallenne aux Canaries

Mini Transat: What happened on the first stage

The first stage of the Mini Transat, won in the series division by German teenager Melwin Fink (19) with a big lead over his pursuers, has produced confusion, as he was one of the very few who did not to stop during a big storm. Now 19 requests for redress have been filed with the jury. Tip & Shaft reconstructed the facts by interviewing the main players.

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Parade de la mini transat 2021

Who will win the EuroChef Mini Transat?

90 skippers – 25 racing in the proto division and 65 in the series – set off on Monday from Les Sables d’Olonne for the Mini Transat EuroChef. As before every big race, Tip & Shaft has garnered the opinions of a posse of experts to play the game of predictions.

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Le départ de la Transat en double à Concarneau

How the demand for offshore race training has exploded

In the context of a real boom for most ocean racing fleets in France and even seemingly despite the health crisis, the demand for high level offshore race training is growing sharply, to the point that many centres are approaching full capacity. Tip & Shaft looks at the structures of France.

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Mini Transat 2021

Denis Hugues: “The Mini Transat remains as attractive as ever”

The new organizers of the Mini Transat announced that the 2021 edition, which will start on September 26 in Les Sables d’Olonne and heads to Saint-François, Guadeloupe, via Santa Cruz de La Palma, is already full with 126 pre-enrolled for 84 places. Tip & Shaft took the opportunity to discuss this with Race Director Denis Hugues.

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