Neutrogena, on Monday 30 15:00-17:00 h; GAES Centros Auditivos, on Wednesday 1 Gilles Martin-Raget

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Neutrogena, on Monday 30 15:00-17:00 h; GAES Centros Auditivos, on Wednesday 1

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Magic Moments
News MAR 29, 2015 16:55

Magic Moments

Barcelona's Guillermo Altadill and Chilan co-skipper José Munoz should cross the finish line Monday on their IMOCA 60 Neutrogena and secure second placed overall in the Barcelona World Race, the two handed race around the world.

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News  MAR 29, 2015 08:50

Night Moves,

Neutrogena are playing the changes between the light night breeze and the day's winds well but early this morning they are slowed back to just 4.5kts and are close to the Spanish coast at Murcia having gybed close to Cartagena last night.
Guillermo Altadill and José Munoz will continue to sail light downwind breezes through today, passing close to Ibiza tonight, probably around 2200hrs then should hav good W'ly winds to Barcelona where they are due to finish around 1430hrs Monday afternoon.
GAES Centros Auditivos are closing to Gibraltar, 50 miles away, making a steady 8kts in a light N'ly breeze. They should be in to Barcelona midday on the 1st April

Night Moves,
News MAR 28, 2015 07:21

Neutrogena in the Med, Renault Captur cross the Equator

Jorg Riechers and Seb Audigane have crossed the Equator this morning at crossed the equator around 5h53 UTC. That is 86 days 17hours 53 min after the start. They are 5d 07h 24 min after We Are Water and 18d 09h 03min after Cheminées Poujoulat. Renaulrt Captur has taken 17d 18h 05min since their epic Cape Horn passage. They are making 6kts but are connecting with the NE'ly breezes.

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Magic Moments
News MAR 29, 2015 16:55

Magic Moments

Barcelona's Guillermo Altadill and Chilan co-skipper José Munoz should cross the finish line Monday on their IMOCA 60 Neutrogena and secure second placed overall in the Barcelona World Race, the two handed race around the world.

Read more »

News  MAR 29, 2015 08:50

Night Moves,

Neutrogena are playing the changes between the light night breeze and the day's winds well but early this morning they are slowed back to just 4.5kts and are close to the Spanish coast at Murcia having gybed close to Cartagena last night.
Guillermo Altadill and José Munoz will continue to sail light downwind breezes through today, passing close to Ibiza tonight, probably around 2200hrs then should hav good W'ly winds to Barcelona where they are due to finish around 1430hrs Monday afternoon.
GAES Centros Auditivos are closing to Gibraltar, 50 miles away, making a steady 8kts in a light N'ly breeze. They should be in to Barcelona midday on the 1st April

Night Moves,
News MAR 27, 2015 07:37

Shooting for the Straits

It looks set to be a long day for Neutrogena as they sail towards the Straits of Gibraltar. The closer they get to the Straits the more the wind is going to be lighter and become mor NW'ly as they get progressively closer to the high which is sat, centred west of Lisbon, Guillermo Altadill and José Muñoz have less than 110 miles to go to get into the Mediterranean and by midday that should be about 60 miles, passing Tarifa, sailing downwind in light airs around 20-22hrs.  Thereafter progress to Cabo de Gata looks fair in W'ly breezes, but the last miles up to Barcelona can be very slow and a lot may depend on local effects and how they can use them. ETA BCN is late on 31st.

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Jean-Pierre Dick: "I really wanted to be on the start line”
Interviews DEC 27, 2014 13:41

Jean-Pierre Dick: "I really wanted to be on the start line”

Jean-Pierre Dick has won both editions of the Barcelona World Race so far. But the French skipper will not race this time to defend his title. The skipper from Nice is working on his new IMOCA 60 Saint-Michel-Virbac, a Verdier-VPLP design which he is having built for the next Vendée Globe. The boat will be launched at the end of the spring 2015 but until then the skipper is high and dry, boat-less. So there will not be a third double-handed circumnavigation for JP, even if the Barcelona World Race is an event he dearly loves and wanted to be back in…

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Interviews  DEC 20, 2014 09:32

Guillermo Altadill: "It is up to the ocean to decide who is the favourite"

Guillermo Altadill has more round the world experience than any other skipper in the Barcelona World Race fleet, garnered from the earlier days of the Whitbread on Fortuna and Galicia-Pescanova, Assa Abloy and Ericsson as well as The Race on the Maxi multi Club Med. He has amassed an incredible number of ocean racing miles over 30 or so years on all types of craft.

Guillermo Altadill: "It is up to the ocean to decide who is the favourite"
Interviews DEC 11, 2014 13:16

Bruno Garcia: “I heart the Barcelona World Race”

Bruno Garcia is a Barcelona based cardiologist who has always liked to make his own heart beat just a little faster. For many years he has been at the forefront of Spain's solo and short handed ocean racing movement, one of the pioneers who has inspired some of the younger Spanish ocean racers. And when he is not ocean racing, working as an interventionist cardiologist he is something of an extreme skier. The other love always close to his heart is his family. He also loves to spend time with them. 

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Food and nutrition: much more than a diet
Articles MAR 12, 2015 12:09

Food and nutrition: much more than a diet

Eating well during a double-handed round the world regatta is one of the pillars of racing success. The foods must not only cover the skippers' dietary needs, but also form the basis of vast logistical operation, involving water, energy and boat performance. Jordi Griso, sports coordinator of the FNOB sailing crews tells us all about it in this video from the Barcelona World Race Ocean Campus.

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Articles  MAR 6, 2015 16:52

Farr Sighted

Since the Volvo Ocean Race started in October the daily routine in the Farr Yacht Design office changed with everyone pouring over 3 hourly scheds to check the progress of the Volvo Ocean Race.  Even the slightest slow down or unexpected maneuver has our team looking at news feeds and watching for text messages and emails while hoping it is just a cloud or an obstruction or a tactical decision and not some major damage or crew injury.  Most the time these blips have been minor issues with the exception of the Team Vestas Wind grounding, which within hours was about as serious as it gets.

Farr Sighted
Articles DEC 30, 2014 11:52

Keeping watch over the skippers

Race Direction monitor the Barcelona World Race crews around the clock, 24 hours a day, tracking the boats’ progress virtually minute by minute, mile by mile around the world, to – hopefully – Barcelona. They keep the various MRCCs (maritime rescue and surveillance organisations) updated throughout the race. And in times of crisis they are the first point of contact for the skippers and the teams, and thereafter coordinate any actions required. 

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