Mini Transat Mk 1 July 2001 at launch in Lisbon

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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MITEC, Jul 9, 2002
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      Thanks for posting MITEC - what a great photo too!
    • Stephen Ditmore
      Was Mark Mills involved in the design of this boat or any other open class racer?
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      I'm studying Yacht and Powercraft Design at southampton institute, but now i feel like i missed an oppurtunity in the west wales course! If only their advertising was better!
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      Looks like they done a nice job.
    • Mieido
      A very striking image combining the epic grandeur of the classical sculpture with the high-tec graphic-design of the boat - especially effective as it is poised as though floating in the air.

      With your permission I shall borrow this image for my desktop. (I do not take the harvesting of other's work as a given)

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