The arrival of Yuri Firsov, the last competitor still at sea, let the curtain fall on the Mini Transat îles de Guadeloupe. The 2,700nm race from France to the Caribbean is the longest solo race for the smallest of boats. Each solo sailor was tested to the limit on this unique adventure: a trans-atlantic race in a small boat and confined space where you have just yourself to depend on.
25 year-old British solo sailor – and All at Sea columnist – Lizzy Foreman set off on the final leg of the Mini Transat 31 October in ‘Hudson Wight’, Hull 633, a 10-year old Series Mini 6.50m. Lizzy took 19 days to reach Guadeloupe and arrived in 32nd place. She was the first lady and first Brit overall in the Series class.
Full results: http://www.minitransat-ilesdeguadeloupe.fr/?lang=en