·Good result in the Mini regatta in Mai
Carlos Manera keeps gaining experience in the Atlantic for the Mini Transat 2021. He has just competed in Trinité sur Mer (French Brittany) the Mini in Mai regatta, which due to adverse weather conditions has seen its length reduced from 500 to 385 miles. Manera, aboard his mini Varador 2000 shipyard & marina, has achieved a meritorious second place in boats with a traditional bow, 33rd in the category of series boats and 44th in the absolute general out of 92 participants.
The regatta, organized by the Trinité Nautical Society, has been very tough for traditional bow boats, such as the Varador 2000, since practically 70% of the course has been contested with winds between 15 and 24 knots, and traditional sailboats “they do not have as much stability as those with a round design”, comments Carlos Manera. The conditions of the regatta were also marked by a strong calming of about 10 hours on the Île d’Yeu. For Carlos Manera, the objective of this regatta was to plan well the sleeping times and to maintain a sailing rhythm that is beginning to resemble the conditions of the Mini Transat. The objective has been partially met due to the reduction of the route: “I have been able to train the objective as far as possible, since we had planned more days of navigation and in the end it was less, 2 days and 19 hours in total, that they have not been enough to evaluate the objective of long-term planning of the sleep on board”, explains the sailor. On the other hand, it should be noted that the boat “has been very fast and all the modifications in recent weeks have given good results, especially the new sails“. Despite everything, Manera values his participation in the Mini in Mai very positively: “It was a regatta where I had to solve other small problems that give a lot of information about everything we have to improve on board. The regatta has been very profitable”.
Manera will compete in the next training regatta in Atlantic waters from June 3 in Duardenez. He will participate aboard his mini Varador 2000 in the Marie-Agnès Péron, with a total journey of 200 miles alone.