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Valuable conclusions for the Barcelona World Race skippers
News OCT 17, 2014

Valuable conclusions for the Barcelona World Race skippers

Total satisfaction for the organisers and skippers of the Barcelona World Race, the double-handed, non-stop, round the world regatta. The technical sessions, set up to share the details of the third edition of the regatta with the teams, finished this afternoon, with a general consensus among the fifty in attendance, including teams and experts, that the Barcelona World Race 2014/15 will be a “tremendous” human and sporting adventure “packed with content”.

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Barcelona World Race skippers make quayside visit

The skippers set to take part in the Barcelona World Race, the two crew, non-stop, round the world regatta, paid a visit to the dockside of the Barcelona Port Vell's Moll de Drassanes, at the foot of the Christopher Columbus statue today, where they will tie up their yachts from the 7th of December and carry out final preparations ahead of the regatta start on the 31st of December. 

skippers darsena moll drassanes colon
News OCT 9, 2014

The Barcelona World Race at the Barcelona International Boat Show

The round the world regatta will have a merchandising stand at the Catalan capital's Port Vell, where a range of official products will go on sale to fans. The regatta will be hosting presentations for the press and public in the Espai del Mar. On the 15th of October at 11:00 the brand new advertising campaign for the event will be presented. The virtual regatta THE GAME and the “Following the Barcelona World Race” educational programme will be presented to visitors to the exhibition on the 18th of October at 12:00. The Fundació Navegació Oceànica Barcelona's teaching IMOCA yacht will be tied up at the Moll d'Espanya. 

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Valuable conclusions for the Barcelona World Race skippers
News OCT 17, 2014

Valuable conclusions for the Barcelona World Race skippers

Total satisfaction for the organisers and skippers of the Barcelona World Race, the double-handed, non-stop, round the world regatta. The technical sessions, set up to share the details of the third edition of the regatta with the teams, finished this afternoon, with a general consensus among the fifty in attendance, including teams and experts, that the Barcelona World Race 2014/15 will be a “tremendous” human and sporting adventure “packed with content”.

Read more »

News

Barcelona World Race skippers make quayside visit

The skippers set to take part in the Barcelona World Race, the two crew, non-stop, round the world regatta, paid a visit to the dockside of the Barcelona Port Vell's Moll de Drassanes, at the foot of the Christopher Columbus statue today, where they will tie up their yachts from the 7th of December and carry out final preparations ahead of the regatta start on the 31st of December. 

skippers darsena moll drassanes colon
News OCT 9, 2014

The Barcelona World Race at the Barcelona International Boat Show

The round the world regatta will have a merchandising stand at the Catalan capital's Port Vell, where a range of official products will go on sale to fans. The regatta will be hosting presentations for the press and public in the Espai del Mar. On the 15th of October at 11:00 the brand new advertising campaign for the event will be presented. The virtual regatta THE GAME and the “Following the Barcelona World Race” educational programme will be presented to visitors to the exhibition on the 18th of October at 12:00. The Fundació Navegació Oceànica Barcelona's teaching IMOCA yacht will be tied up at the Moll d'Espanya. 

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Victor Sagi
Interviews MAR 24, 2014

Víctor Sagi: "The best of the Barcelona World Race is yet to come"

For a sports-mad publicist, directing an advertising campaign for a round the world event is certainly attractive; but if that round the world event is the Barcelona World Race and the publicist is from Barcelona and is also one of Spain's pioneers in the sport of ocean sailing, then that attraction is transformed into full-blown passion. For Víctor Sagi, the Managing Director of the Dribbling Publicitat advertising agency, and part of a three-generation deep saga of "publicists and sportspeople", as he describes them, the Barcelona World Race is exactly that. He is heading up an open and innovative publicity campaign for the third edition of the double-handed, round the world challenge and those who have known him for many years will agree, that his opinions are always backed up by passion, and rarely fail to seduce.

Interview by Santi Serrat.

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Interviews

Interview with Mike Roman: “The Barcelona World Race skippers will be scientists out there...”

Mike Roman is Past-President of The Oceanographic Society (TOS) and President of the Scientific Committee for the 2nd International Ocean Research Conference to be held in Barcelona from the 17th to the 21st of November. The American oceanographer visited Barcelona where he joined Luis Valdés, the Director of Ocean Sciences at the UNESCO Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (UNESCO-IOC) to visit the venue for the second grand meeting of the oceanographic community of the decade. He was interviewed by Santi Serrat.

Entrevista con Mike Roman: " Los patrones de la Barcelona World Race serán científicos ahí afuera..."
Interviews FEB 2, 2013

Marcel Van Triest: “We still know very little about the ice in the Southern Ocean”

The Barcelona World Race meteorologist knows the secrets of the seas of the Southern Hemisphere better than most, having sailed through them in five circumnavigations of the globe. As onshore router his directions led to Banque Populaire V's Jules Verne Trophy achievement, an experience which involved extensive use of the latest satellite ice detection technology.

Interview by Santi Serrat

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Articles

IMOCA Class: keels under focus

Ahead of the General Assembly taking place on the 18th and 19th of April, IMOCA will be taking decisions on technical matters due set the pace for the future of the class. Yacht reliability and financial costs will be up high on the agenda and are likely also to be key factors in influencing expected changes to the class rules. The most recent edition of the Vendée Globe offers the latest data and issues for debate on the class. In this edition keels have earned the worst press, quite in contrast with the fascinating technological progress on these yachts whose skippers, faced with no rest and a titanic challenge before them, have managed to break records few imagined would be broken.

Clase IMOCA: las quillas en el punto de mira
Articles JAN 18, 2013

Sailing in the Great Southern Ocean (1): ice gates and satellite detection systems

Sailing across the Southern Ocean is one of the most thrilling chapters in any round the world regatta. During the latest IMOCA Class events such as the Vendée Globe and the Barcelona World Race, “ice gates” have been the focus of much attention with brand new satellite detection technology being made available to the organisers revealing the dangerous icebergs, growlers and bergy bits putting the skippers taking part at risk. In this first article on the subject, we look at the advantages and disadvantages posed by the gates and the level of guarantee provided by detection systems in terms of exact location of ice. On February 5th 2013 the subject will be debated at a round-table discussion to be streamed on the web with Joan Vila, Marcel Van Triest and Jorge Luis Valdés.

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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.