Frédéric Denis, from La Trinité in Brittany, France, has won the Mini Transat after crossing the finish line off the Iles de Guadeloupe first, at 09:12:30 GMT (05:12:30 local time in Point-à-Pitre) on Friday November 13.
After his 3rd place finish on the first stage to Lanzarote, Denis was six minutes behind Axel Tréhin (Aleph Racing), but with his closest rivals trailing by over 50 miles, he was a clear winner as he crossed the finish line in Guadeloupe.
Denis’s average boat speed over the theoretical distance was 9.04 knots. Nautipark covered an actual total of 3,230.79 miles on the water, more than 455 miles more than the theoretical distance, and sailed at an average 10.52 knots.
About the Mini Transat
The Mini Transat – Îles de Guadeloupe 2015: For the 20th edition and for the second time, the Mini Transat Îles de Guadeloupe returns to its origins with a start from Douarnenez (France). The Breton harbor will see the fleet of 72 solo sailors will set off on the 19th of September to Lanzarote, where the Mini 6,50 will stop before the Atlantic stage start on 31st October. The Mini Transat – Îles de Guadeloupe 2015 solo sailors are expected to finish some three weeks later in Pointe-à-Pitre to a warm Caribbean welcome. The 2,700 nautical mile race from France to the Caribbean is the longest solo race for the smallest of boats. Each solo sailor will be 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.