May 25, 2012
The Trophee Marie-Agnes Peron (The MAP) race starts May 31st. It’s a 220 mile race single handed out of and back into Douarnenez, and it’s right along our route back home to Hennebont. I’ve made a last minute application to try to get into the race but the entry list is pretty much full. That means we’ll be on the wait list. So the plan is to leave Plymouth early tomorrow morning and sail to Douarnenez. I’ll go in tandem with Jake who is delivering a mini for another competitor. We’ll park ourselves in the race basin, go through all of the race controls and then sit and wait for someone to pull out of the race. There are 80 boats in this race. The race should finish on or about the 2nd of June which gives us one day to sail 80 miles to Lorient, then motor up the river 3 hours to arrive at hi tide in Hennebont to be hauled out for the rest of the season. I’ll then have about 12 hours to sort the boat and get to Paris to catch my flight home to Canada! Everybody cross your fingers so we can get into the race!