MITEC: Mini Transat Mk 1 July 2001 at launch in Lisbon
Designed and built at Pembrokeshire Colleges MITEC Centre at Milford Haven by students on the BSc course in Sail & Powerboat Studies, this is a collaborative project with the Owen Clarke Design Group. The yacht has been built using advanced composites techniques utilising glass, carbon fibre and epoxy resins. Classe Mini is a development class with very few limitations; the brief has been to produce a lightweight structure that is strong, durable and fast. Yachts in this class compete biennially in the Mini Transat event sailed single-handed from France to South America or the Caribbean.
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