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Mini Transat Leg 2 Start
Leg 2 of the Mini Transat started yesterday in Lanzarotte Canary Islands. The 44 boat fleet had light north westerly winds. The 2700 mile leg will finish in Guadeloupe.
On this leg sailors face two course options. They can sail a direct route to the north. This carries the risk of being becalmed by high pressure. Or they can head south to get to the trade winds first. This adds miles sailed. After the start 38 boats went north, 6 south.
Routing choices have been made. With the majority to the north are: north include race leader Peter Heppel (Reality) and leg 2 favorite Sebastian Josse (Crealine). On the southern track are: Seb Magnen (Karen Liquid), Alex Bennett (English Braids), Andrew Cape (Aberdeen Asset Management), Chris Sayer (Navman) and Lionel Lemonchois. It will be a week before we find out who chose correctly.