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DEAUVILLE Deauville Yacht Club> October 3 to 9


First edition of the Calvados Cup, a 300-mile double-handed race from Deauville on courses in the Baie de Seine.

The Calvados Cup is dedicated to mini 6,50, boats small in size (6,5 meters) but real bombs intended for pure performance, designed to tackle the most difficult conditions in complete safety. Organized by the Deauville Yacht Club, in partnership with the City of Deauville and the Department of Calvados, this race is a great first for all skippers because there has so far been no competition for this category of boats in the Channel.

The course
The Mini 6.50-Calvados Cup 2020 will start from Deauville on Wednesday October 7, 2020 at 14 p.m. for a course in the Bay of the Seine along the Calvados coast. The "mini-cars" will return to Deauville on Friday 9 October, subject to weather conditions.

This event will qualify for the Mini Transat 2021 which will link the Sables d'Olonne to Saint-François in Guadeloupe via the Canary Islands.

A little history...
The birth certificate of the races aboard these fabulous small sailboats dates from October 8, 1977, in Penzance (United Kingdom): 24 sailboats of 6,50m take off with only one sailor on board to Antigua via the Canaries. The Mini Transat was born. Reconnecting with the adventurous spirit of the first transatlantic races far from the gigantism of contemporary transatlantic races, they will find themselves every odd year on their favorite playground: the Atlantic.