The opportunity to start the Mini Transat fleet Friday is closed. The weather window is now considered too short and does not allow the entire fleet to reach the Spanish coast before the passage of a violent wind coupled with a strong swell (35 knots, 6m swell). The Mini Transat therefore returns to Code Red - no planned departure within 36 hours.
However, the scenario number 2 - a starting early next week - is it still viewed with optimism. The weather window seems to be confirmed, suggesting an opportunity to send the fleet direct route to Lanzarote on Monday night or Tuesday morning.
24 October 2013 19:18 GMT