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Mini-Transat La Boulangere - Changed course for Race 2

Race 2 of the Mini-Transat La Boulangere got underway Tuesday to cross the Atlantic, with a change of course via the Cape Verde islands, to Le Marin, Martinique.

The change of course, made by Race Management on Sunday, is to avoid taking the risk of sending the fleet of 6.50m boats into winds in excess of 45 knots and rough seas.

A compulsory gate was created between the islands of Santo Antao, to the north and Sao Vicente to the south, a detour of around 200 miles in relation to the direct route, or one long extra day to make Martinique.

On the upside comes the guarantee that everyone will be sufficiently far away from the potential centre of the tropical low.

In any case, the passage along the channel between the two islands may herald further measures to be imposed upon the Mini sailors should the weather situation deteriorate.

Position report on 3 Nov at 21:00 UTC

Prototypes (24 entries)
1. Ian Lipinski (865 Griffon.fr) - 2,421 nm from the finish
2. Jorg Riechers (934 Lillienthal) - 30 nm behind the leader
3. Andrea Fornaro (931 Sideral) - 37 nm behind the leader
4. Simon Koster (888 Eight Cube Sersa) 50 nm behind the leader
5. Patrick Jaffré (814 Projet Pioneer) 50.5 nm behind the leader
6. Aurelien Poisson (679 Teamwork) 63 nm behind the leader

Production boats (56 entries)
1. Tanguy Bouroullec (809 Kerhis-Cerfrance) -2,481 nm from the finish
2. Erwan Le Draoulec (495 Emile Henry) - 10 nm behind the leader
3. Clarisse Crémer (902 TBS) - 19 nm behind the leader
4. Rémi Aubrun (868 Alternative Sailing - Constructions Du Belon) - 19 nm behind the leader
5. Cédric Faron (899 Marine Nationale) - 20 nm behind the leader
6. Guillaume Combescure (905 Mini Oiri) - 23 nm behind the leader

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