Hi, my name is Hugo!
aka The Sailing Frenchman
In 2017, I spent 6 months disassembling and putting back together my 26ft sailing boat, Ann Alé. Since then, I’ve taken it across the Atlantic and spent two seasons there exploring the islands of the Caribbean.
But before being a traveler, I’m a skipper, I sail for a living, and this takes me on big boats, touring the islands, or on racing boats, fighting hard on the water to be faster.
The Mini Transat is the biggest offshore race on the smalled offshore going race boats.
The race starts every 2 years from France to arace across the Atlantic (carribean or Brazil depending on the years) with a stopover in the Canary Islands.
- Single handed
- No assistance
- No satellite communication, no chart plotter
The transat is the achievement of 2 years of preparation and many races are to be fought before it.
Part of the qualification process is what is called a “free qualification loop”. Its a 1000nm loop around 3 marks (there is 2 loops, one in the Atlantic, one in the Med, depending of where you’re based).