Our greetings card for 2023 is coming a little late but we wanted the whole Brothers family to be together to wish you a happy new year: it’s done with the end of the construction site of the second prototype, #1069!
LAUNCHING OF #1069 END OF JANUARY
No, you are not seeing double, it is the twin brother of the Mini 6.50 n°1068 that you are seeing! After several months of gestation, the 1069 is preparing to leave the cocoon of the Port-la-Forêt shipyard for a launch scheduled for January 28. Fittings, paint, electronics, seamanship, wedging of systems: after two months of finishing, we have come to the end of the to-do list which occupied our days (and sometimes our nights).
ONE MORE PROJECT CONDUCTED AS A TEAM
One more challenge taken up thanks to teamwork (even at three we are not too many), to the experience acquired following the construction and preparation of the 1068 as well as to the support of our technical partners (BMCI, Delta Voiles, Guy Cotten, Harken, Hexis Graphics, Ino-Rope, Nautix, Ocean Tools, Port-la-Forêt, Ropeye, Sicomin).
AN END OF YEAR CELEBRATED WITH OUR PARTNERS
The end of 2022 was marked by an evening shared with our main partners. A highlight that allowed us to look in the rear view mirror and see how far we’ve come, to share our joy, our pride and our desire to go even further! In 2023, we would like to experience even more special moments alongside the companies that support us.
TWO PROTOTYPES AND THREE SKIPPERS IN TRAINING
As soon as the 1069 is moored alongside her brother 1068, we will enter a phase of testing and training in Port-la-Forêt. Neck-to-neck sailing with two powerful and identical boats promises to be exciting! All the conditions will be met to progress technically and sportingly. It’s Valentin’s turn to put on his raincoat to join the training sessions and take part in the deliveries.
SIX RACES TO PREPARE FOR THE MINI TRANSAT
For Julien and Thaïs, the active preparation phase for the start of the Mini Transat in September 2023 has begun. Hence a busy race calendar:
- Plastimo Lorient Mini: departure from Lorient on April 13 for 250 miles double-handed
- Pornichet Select: departure from Pornichet on April 29 for 300 miles solo
- Mini in May: departure from La Trinité-sur-Mer in May for 500 miles solo
- Marie-Agnès Péron Trophy: departure from Douarnenez on June 1st for 220 miles solo
- Mini-Fasnet: departure on June 11 from Douarnenez for 600 miles double-handed
- Puru Transgascogne: departure on July 19 from Port Bourgenay-Getxo for 600 miles solo/double
- Mini Transat: departure on September 24 from Les Sables d’Olonne for 4050 miles solo
2023 promises to be rich and intense: strong moments that we will experience together on land, in pairs or alone at sea, but always carried by the incredible energy that your support gives us! And know that the « Frérot Family » is always ready to expand to welcome new partners…
See you soon on the water!