Samantha Davies and Tanguy de Lamotte, on course for Barcelona

Samantha Davies and Tanguy de Lamotte, on course for Barcelona

A new era for the Barcelona World Race!

A new era for the Barcelona World Race!

Arnaud Boissières, heads for first Barcelona World Race

Arnaud Boissières, heads for first Barcelona World Race

New format Barcelona World Race to be unveiled

New format Barcelona World Race to be unveiled

The Barcelona World Race in leading role at IMOCA General Assembly

The Barcelona World Race in leading role at IMOCA General Assembly

Barcelona World Race on my mind

Barcelona World Race on my mind

Jacques Caraës back as Race Director

Jacques Caraës back as Race Director

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News  DEC 13, 2017 19:24

A new era for the Barcelona World Race!

The Barcelona World Race unveiled its new format to the sailing community today, a format which opens up horizons for the expansion of the IMOCA fleet. This edition has some exciting new ingredients: two legs, Barcelona-Sydney-Barcelona and an option to substitute the co-skipper. The fourth edition of the Barcelona World Race has already received an enthusiastic response from skippers. 16 teams have added the regatta to their racing calendar.

A new era for the Barcelona World Race!
News NOV 29, 2017 11:23

Barcelona World Race on my mind

Just before the start of the Transat Jacques Vabre, the IMOCA skippers were already thinking about the starting line of the fourth edition of the double-handed round the world race.

Check out the video!

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News  DEC 13, 2017 19:24

A new era for the Barcelona World Race!

The Barcelona World Race unveiled its new format to the sailing community today, a format which opens up horizons for the expansion of the IMOCA fleet. This edition has some exciting new ingredients: two legs, Barcelona-Sydney-Barcelona and an option to substitute the co-skipper. The fourth edition of the Barcelona World Race has already received an enthusiastic response from skippers. 16 teams have added the regatta to their racing calendar.

A new era for the Barcelona World Race!
News NOV 29, 2017 11:23

Barcelona World Race on my mind

Just before the start of the Transat Jacques Vabre, the IMOCA skippers were already thinking about the starting line of the fourth edition of the double-handed round the world race.

Check out the video!

Read more »
Yacht ready to go for Sébastien Destremau
Interviews NOV 2, 2017 09:57

Yacht ready to go for Sébastien Destremau

The star of one of the most moving accounts of the last edition of the Vendée Globe is planning to take on the Barcelona World Race 2018/19 with the same boat. We had a chat with the French skipper not long after the launch of his book ‘Seul au monde’ in which he tells the story of those three months of racing alone across the world’s oceans.

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Interviews  OCT 25, 2017 12:21

Alex Pella sets his sights on the Barcelona World Race

The sailor from Barcelona is preparing for the Transat Jacques Vabre where he’ll be racing with Frenchman Lalou Roucayrol in the Multi 50 class. The next big project in the pipeline is to put together an IMOCA team for the next double-handed round-the-world regatta. Since his first and only entry in the Barcelona World Race in 2010/11, Alex Pella has been notching up what has become the greatest ever track record in the history of Spanish ocean sailing, with a Route du Rhum victory and an incredible round-the-world record. We had a chat with Alex a few days ahead of the TJV start at Le Havre.

Alex Pella sets his sights on the Barcelona World Race
Interviews DEC 17, 2014 15:02

Willy Garcia: Respect and Caution

In the strict sense of the words the Garcia brothers are amateur sailors. And so when it comes down to taking on the Barcelona World Race for the first time that means both Bruno and Willy need to take three months away from their full time jobs. Bruno is an interventionist cardiologist and Will has a jewellery business. Together and individually they have built up an impressive, diverse list of ocean racing successes in the Mini and the Figaro classes. 

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Vendée success for a thriving class
Articles MAR 16, 2017 10:00

Vendée success for a thriving class

The latest edition of the Vendée Globe was a huge sporting success which highlighted the thriving nature of the IMOCA class and the exciting possibilities on the horizon for yachts and teams. The next date in the diary: The Barcelona World Race 2018-19.

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Articles  SEP 24, 2016 18:30

A thriving fleet

The IMOCAs are in great health. The latest generation of boats, equipped with the revolutionary foils, will take to the starting line of the upcoming Vendée Globe alongside esteemed veteran yachts dating back to the last century, as well as a core block of middle-aged yachts, showing that this class has longevity. Results from recent races have confirmed the success of new regulations and there’s an exciting technological future ahead. Let’s take a look…

A thriving fleet
Articles FEB 13, 2015 09:11

Ice: all eyes on the planet

Satellite detection is key in both locating the position of ice and but also in terms of reliably predicting where the ice may drift. 

This is a fascinating field with many applications beyond its use in the world of sport.

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PHOTOS

Arrival of the winner Cheminées Poujoulat

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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.