Published on 9 October 2021
Genis Hontoria Nogueroles (810 – Blue Oscar), 29th production boat skipper : “it’s was great”
Genis Hontoria Nogueroles was the 29th production boat skipper to cross the finish line of the first leg of the 23rd edition of the Mini Transat EuroChef this Saturday 9 October at 13h35'48" (UTC). In so doing, the skipper of Blue Oscar took 12 days 5 minutes to complete the 1,350-mile course between Les Sables d’Olonne and Santa Cruz de La Palma.
It was great. It was pretty long, because I kept in close contact with the others the whole time. As a result, I was able to push back the limits non-stop. We had some varied conditions with a lot of wind and some calm periods… We made the most of the first leg. I tore my spinnaker 30 miles before the finish. I ended up under small spinnaker and lost a bit of time, but I’m happy to finish.