Team Arkema Lalou Multi off to flying start!
In 25 days’ time, Quentin Vlamynck will set sail on the famous Mini Transat, a solo two-stage transatlantic race from La Rochelle to Martinique. For his second participation in the race, he is at the helm of one of the most modern and innovative boats currently in offshore sailing. The 24-year-old skipper is determined to demonstrate the potential of this “racing machine”, the Mini 6.50, which will be named on 29th september.
A self-confidence which Lalou Roucayrol could have seen dented since Karine Fauconnier’s forfeit because of injury. Fortunately, Spaniard Alex Pella joined the crew in her place, preparing for the major event of the season for the Multi 50 Arkema, the Transat Jacques Vabre race.
Lalou explains how this new two-man crew has come together:
“Karine and Alex discussed at length the boat’s performances, its polars, and how our threesome would work during the race. We’re now focusing on training as a pair”.
The whole Team Lalou got involved in putting this new duet in place, in order to have the two skippers ready for the departure of the race, scheduled on 5th November 2017. To know more on the transfer from Karine to Alex and on the preparation of the Trimaran Arkema Multi50, do not miss the 6th episode of our webseries TransatS: