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Mini 6.50 Race - Lizzy Foreman sets sail

by Peta Stuart-Hunt on 4 May 2014
Lizzy in pre-start race mode Sara Blackwell
At 1400 BST today, Saturday 3rd May, 23 year-old British solo offshore sailor, Lizzy Foreman, (@lizzytwigs), set sail in a Mini Transat Qualifier race from Hamble to La Trinité sur Mer on her Mini 6.50 Hudson Wight, as part of a small fleet of two solo and three double-handed entries competing in a 310nm race across to La Trinité in Brittany. These are one of the most exciting classes racing today and are capable of speeds up to 24 knots.

Run by the Royal Southern Yacht Club in Hamble, the Club has provided the starting PRO and the finishing PRO, together with a Royal Southern Event Director co-ordinating all aspects of the Race. The Southern's finishing partner is La Société Nautique de la Trinité sur Mer and one of their race officers will handle the Race finish on Monday fifth or Tuesday 6th May when the boats should arrive in La Trinité. There has also been extensive support from the Classe Mini class association who also sent their representatives to the start.

You can follow the race progress via the Live tracking here.

The entry list is as follows:

Lizzy Foreman Solo
Hudson Wight

GBR633Nikki Curwen Solo

Boreal
GBR741Toby Iles and Pip Hare Double Handed

Mintaka
GBR843Morten Bogaoki and Felix Koster Double Handed

Mo' Jo
GER553Pedron Elodie and Frédéric Bazin Double Handed

Manu Poki
FRA504
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