In the Mini Transat, at precisely 9:37 the first signal of the starting procedure for this single leg between Sada (Galicia) and Pointe-à-Pitre (Guadeloupe) was made. Eight minutes later, the fleet swept across the line, out of the estuary and finally left Sada behind and headed for the open sea.
Mini Transat 2013
They initially crossed the line in a north westerly of around nine knots. Off the line it was Ludovic Méchin (five) prototype and Alberto Bona (507) series boat who headed their fleets. Competitors then took a look starboard tack out of the estuary and set sail to round the Sisargas Islands, the first mark of course mark before they head for Cape Finisterre.
Jaanus Tamme (787), the Estonian competitor and Elise Bakhoum (548) have decided not to start.