Classe Mini yacht

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The following sentence is cited from a textbook for English learners:
Then she took a one-way ticket to France, bought a tiny seven metre Classe Mini yacht, slept under it while she was repairing it, and then she raced it 4,000 kilometres across the Atlantic in 1997, alone for 33 days.

What is "Classe Mini"? Is it a brand?
  • Egmont

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    English - U.S.
    "Classe Mini" is a class of sailboats whose design fits within certain parameters (such as maximum length of 6.5m/about 21'4") that can be made by anyone. They participate in many races, most famously a series of trans-Atlantic races that began in 1977.
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