BWR TV - 29/01/2014

RACE DAY 30

 Solidarity in the South‏

Solidarity in the South‏

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From Renault Captur
News JAN 29, 2015 21:00

From Renault Captur

We are approaching the exclusion zone fully loaded on a reach. The wind of around twenty knots has declined as expected and will move north in the coming hours.

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Stuck in the South

Becalmed in the South Indian Ocean with no escape south becuase of the Antarctic Exclusion Zone means a painful waiting game for Anna Corbella and Gérard Marin on GAES Centros Auditivos.

Stuck in the South
Meteo JAN 29, 2015 06:48

Weather forecast 29/01/2015

The routing east is pretty clear for most of the fleet. Basically, staying within a couple degrees of the Ice Exclusion Zone is the optimum strategy. However, there may be an interesting situation for We Are Water coming in a few days, as a low pressure is expected to deepen off the southeast coast of South Africa. A deviation north may be necessary for them to deal with this low.

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From Renault Captur
News JAN 29, 2015 21:00

From Renault Captur

We are approaching the exclusion zone fully loaded on a reach. The wind of around twenty knots has declined as expected and will move north in the coming hours.

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News

Stuck in the South

Becalmed in the South Indian Ocean with no escape south becuase of the Antarctic Exclusion Zone means a painful waiting game for Anna Corbella and Gérard Marin on GAES Centros Auditivos.

Stuck in the South
News JAN 28, 2015 07:16

Going Straight...Or Not?

Bruno and Willy Garcia may be among the Barcelona World Race rookies when it comes to the Big South but We Are Water have been the quickest IMOCA 60 again, taking advantage of the strong NW'ly wind which is allowing them to sprint on a direct course east, making a good, steady 17kts this morning on the former Estrella Damm

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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

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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Keeping watch over the skippers
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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Articles

Grand designs

Without doubt Nandor Fa is an enigma when it comes to sheer fight and determination, but the 61 years old Hungarian skipper is totally unique in the world of IMOCA 60 racing in having designed his boat himself, and built a lot of it. He is a self taught designer, although he spent time in the 1980’s in the design office in Australia of Ben Lexcen not long after his successful wing keeled 12 Metre Australia II had won the America’s Cup. Yacht design, he asserts, is his hobby, his way of relaxing from the pressures of his business (designing and installing marinas). As well as the three 60 footers he has designed he has a number of smaller yacht designs in his native Hungary. 

Grand designs
Articles APR 29, 2013 01:00

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.

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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.