Russian yachtswoman Irina Gracheva has officially announced the beginning of preparation for the next transatlantic singles race on 6.5m
The route across the Atlantic to Caribbean Guadeloupe is approximately 4000 nautical miles.
The finish of the race, which will take place in two phases with a break in Tenerife, is scheduled for late November.
During the last Mini-Transat
«It was a shame to get off the course almost before the finish line, but it was not a defeat for me because I have gained invaluable experience and knowledge, and for one beaten, as you know, two unbeaten give. This time the project will be even more athletic, even stronger. My goal is not just to pass the whole race to the end, but to show a good sports result in it, - says the Russian»woman.
In 2021 the Russian woman will change her division. Last time she performed on a production boat, now she intends to go out into the ocean on a prototype with an experimental design called Canopus (№ 800). This yacht has participated in all the Mini-Transat races
The fully carbon-plastic construction makes this boat one of the lightest in its class. Other important differences are the rocking keel, side centreboards and a very long, 4-meter
Irina Gracheva's training program will start in La Trinity-sur-Mer in France