Beginning of 2018, Marie-Amélie decided to take this audacious challenge. This legendary race: The Mini Transat starts in La Rochelle and ends in Le Marin bay, Martinique in the Caribbean. The race covers over 4,000 miles with a stop in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria. 90 boats are joining the 2019 race.
This race has been created to renew with the adventurous spirit of the first transatlantic races. The yachts, 6,50 m long, are very small considering the scope of the race and the racers have no assistance neither communication with earth. The racers only have the minimum technology available to cross the Atlantic: only GPS (position) and VHF (short range radio) are authorized.
What has been the most difficult in her adventure until now, she says, was to take the decision to raise the anchor and take a step towards the unknown!
At N-SIDE, we value people who dare to live their passion and go beyond their comfort zone to reach their ambitions.
More over her sailing adventure reflects some of our key values such as excellence, partnership, creativity, innovation, and of course … fun!
Let’s all support Marie-Amélie Lenaerts, a courageous, audacious Belgian woman that dare to raise the anchor to pursue her dream!
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You want to know more on Marie-Amélie? Discover her website: les marins d’audace.
All pictures are taken by the photographer Anne Beaugé.