Carlos Manera, a former sailor from the Club, wins the first stage of La Boulangère Mini Transat

24 October 2023 Regattas
Carlos Manera

Carlos Manera, a former sailor from the Club Nàutic Estartit, has achieved an impressive success by winning the first stage of the 24th edition of La Boulangère Mini Transat. This solo transatlantic competition is a true challenge that tests the skill and determination of sailors in 6.50-meter-long boats. The race is characterized by being solo, without assistance, and without communication with the shore, making it a unique experience in the world of sailing.

Mini Transat 2023

The Mini Transat 2023 started on September 24th and gathered a total of 90 participants ready to face the challenges of the Atlantic. Over 4,050 nautical miles, equivalent to about 7,500 kilometers, participants must sail from Les Sables-d’Olonne to Guadeloupe, with an intermediate stop in Santa Cruz de La Palma, Canary Islands. This race involves 25 days at sea and requires extensive preparation, highlighting its level of demand and difficulty.

Carlos Manera, former Club sailor

Carlos Manera, who was previously a member of the Club Nàutic Estartit’s Europes team in the 2016 and 2017 seasons, has demonstrated his ability to overcome the challenges he sets for himself. During his time at the Club, he had the opportunity to learn and compete in European and world championships, contributing to his development and training as a sailor.

Carlos Manera

Years later, Manera has evolved as an oceanic sailor and faced the challenge of the Mini Transat. In this edition, he stood out by becoming the first sailor in the Proto division to complete the first stage of the race, reaching Santa Cruz de La Palma with a total sailing time of 9 days, 19 hours, 40 minutes, and 38 seconds.

From the Club Nàutic Estartit, we want to congratulate Carlos Manera on his impressive success in this unique competition and wish him the best in this second stage of the Boulangère Mini Transat. His persistence and dedication are a true example of overcoming challenges in the world of oceanic navigation. We are proud of this great achievement and hope that the second stage is as successful as the first. Go, Carlos!

Carlos Manera