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2nd INTERNATIONAL OCEAN RESEARCH CONFERENCE

#ProtectTheOcean

All of the objects in this picture were found inside the stomach of a baby albatross. The oceans need us. That's why the Barcelona World Race and the FNOB are committed to the environment. 

We're entering pre-regatta mode Jorge Andreu

We're entering pre-regatta mode

#BWROceanCampus

Barcelona World Race Ocean Campus

#BWROceanCampus

Enroll in the 1st MOOC: Strategies for winning. Meteorology in a round the world regatta

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Magazine

Pepe Ribes: “The Barcelona World Race is the hardest challenge”
Interviews NOV 28, 2014

Pepe Ribes: “The Barcelona World Race is the hardest challenge”

He is back. Fourth in the last Barcelona World Race where he sailed with Alex Pella on the Farr designed Estrella Damm, Pepe Ribes reveals that almost as soon as he finished the last race he had the hunger to do it again, but this time better, faster and more efficient. With a programme which has the potential to win the dual handed race around the world. 

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News

The FNOB training yacht is awarded hull branding prize

The company Sundisa, in charge of the branding of the IMOCA 60 Mirabaud, has been awarded with the silver Spanish Letra Marca digital award for outstanding graphic and communication work in the field of outdoor publicity.

The FNOB training yacht is awarded hull branding prize
Interviews NOV 20, 2014

Sébastien Audigane: "Two up you have choices…"

For the best part of 20 years Sébastien Audigane has sailed just about everything that floats, from Olympic dinghies to the giant record hunting multihulls. He is recognised as a great all round sailor, a go-to character for so many projects from IRC to IMOCA to Class40 and all points beyond. But he is also liked for the warmth of his human character, an affable team player as well as a committed, experienced pro-sailor. 

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Pepe Ribes: “The Barcelona World Race is the hardest challenge”
Interviews NOV 28, 2014

Pepe Ribes: “The Barcelona World Race is the hardest challenge”

He is back. Fourth in the last Barcelona World Race where he sailed with Alex Pella on the Farr designed Estrella Damm, Pepe Ribes reveals that almost as soon as he finished the last race he had the hunger to do it again, but this time better, faster and more efficient. With a programme which has the potential to win the dual handed race around the world. 

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Interviews

Aleix Gelabert: "I am ready, I could leave today"

Ex Mini650 sailor Aleix Gelabert is one of the rookies who is looking forward to this Barcelona World Race 2014/2015. The Spanish co-skipper says he is all ready for the challenge of racing around the world, non stop, for the first time. He is paired up with another rookie, Dídac Costa, who is also one of Spain's newer generation of Mini650 sailors. 

Aleix Gelabert: "I am ready, I could leave today"
Interviews NOV 5, 2014

Bernard Stamm: “Double-handed sailing is an enriching experience”

Swiss skipper Bernard Stamm is no stranger to the highs and lows of solo and short handed ocean racing. In 2012 he was devastated not to be given a finish to the Vendée Globe solo round the world race after he was inadvertently given outside assistance while making repairs in the south of New Zealand. After finishing fourth in the 2013 Transat Jacques Vabre his IMOCA 60 was lost at Christmas last year when he was on delivery back from Brazil, reporting later that ‘I swam for my life’ during an incredible rescue. He and Jeff Cuzon were rescued to the Azores from Cheminées Poujoulat during the 2011 Transat Jacques Vabre. 

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Race Direction taking the strain
Articles NOV 4, 2014

Race Direction taking the strain

For the pairs of co-skippers the Barcelona World Race itself may only span some 90-odd days at sea but behind the scenes in the Catalan capital the planning and preparation which goes in to ensuring the race is safe, it is fair, it is commercially viable and it is followed all around the globe, continues year round, almost seamlessly from one edition to the next. 

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Articles

Racing, Athletes and Machines: the quest for the perfect balance

All of the participants at the Racing, Athletes and Machines debate held on the 24th of April were in agreement on one key objective; the need to find a balance between innovation, cost and safety in the search for a set of rules to regulate open format racing. The new IMOCA rules were at the heart of the discussion.

Competición, deportistas y máquinas: la búsqueda del equilibrio
Articles JAN 26, 2013

UFOs, tough as ice... and everywhere

Collisions with Unidentified Floating Objects (UFOs) have shown themselves to pose a considerable danger to sailors, with the rate of accidents and retirements in ocean races shooting up in recent years. This is a reality directly linked to the decline in the marine environment and goes hand in hand with the issue of ice when it comes to developing detection systems. In this article we will take a look at some of the most significant incidents involving floating objects and discuss the vulnerability of modern ocean-going yachts, as well as examining the technology being developed to make them safer.

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BWR TV

Seems like yesterday

Relive the ocean adventure with the best footage from the 2010/11 edition!

PHOTOS

They lived it, they shared it

Some of the best photos sent from on board by the Barcelona World Race 2010/11 teams. Looking forward to more? Stay tuned from 31st December!

2010/11 FINAL REPORT

2010/11 FINAL REPORT

Data from a memorable event

Would you like to know everything about the last edition?    Just take a look!

2ND INTERNATIONAL OCEAN RESEARCH CONFERENCE

THE CONGRESS

Barcelona, capital of ocean science

From 17 to 21 November, in Barcelona, the scientific community will plan the coming decade of international collaboration in marine science and technology, with a view to improving ocean governance.

THE BARCELONA WORLD RACE INTERPRETATION CENTRE

THE BARCELONA WORLD RACE INTERPRETATION CENTRE

In one's element

The Barcelona World Race Interpretation Centre, home to Spain's first permanent ocean sailing exhibition, also hosts special events and corporate hospitality programs. Discover the charm and original architectural features of this remodeled Port building.