Alex Pella, wins the Transat Jacques Vabre with Arkema

Alex Pella, wins the Transat Jacques Vabre with Arkema

The internationally cultural Barcelona World Race

The internationally cultural Barcelona World Race

We are 10 years old!

We are 10 years old!

Yacht ready to go for Sébastien Destremau

Yacht ready to go for Sébastien Destremau

Alex Pella sets his sights on the Barcelona World Race

Alex Pella sets his sights on the Barcelona World Race

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Forever Isabel
News NOV 21, 2017 14:59

Forever Isabel

Our dear Isabel Genís, who was one of the keys to the success of the Barcelona World Race, died on Monday following an illness. Isabel headed up the communications team for the round the world regatta for all three of the editions of the competition and had a huge hand in taking the event to its status as one of the most prestigious regattas in the international sailing calendar.

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News  NOV 19, 2017 08:49

Jean-Pierre Dick wins Transat Jacques Vabre… number four!

Racing with Yann Eliès, the twice-winner of the Barcelona World Race has seized yet another victory in the two-crew transatlantic classic, making this his fourth win. On board St Michel-Virbac he has smashed the IMOCA record that he and Loïck Peyron have held for the class since 2005 by 1 hour and 42 minutes.

 

Jean-Pierre Dick wins Transat Jacques Vabre… number four!
News NOV 7, 2017 11:08

13 IMOCAs in the fight for the Transat Jacques Vabre

The double-handed Atlantic crossing is the second race in the IMOCA World Championship 2017-18 which will culminate in the Barcelona World Race 2018/19. 10 former competitors from Spain’s two-crew, round the world race set off from Le Havre with the Brazilian port of Salvador de Bahía in their sights. The FNOB joined them for the start.

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Forever Isabel
News NOV 21, 2017 14:59

Forever Isabel

Our dear Isabel Genís, who was one of the keys to the success of the Barcelona World Race, died on Monday following an illness. Isabel headed up the communications team for the round the world regatta for all three of the editions of the competition and had a huge hand in taking the event to its status as one of the most prestigious regattas in the international sailing calendar.

Read more »

News  NOV 19, 2017 08:49

Jean-Pierre Dick wins Transat Jacques Vabre… number four!

Racing with Yann Eliès, the twice-winner of the Barcelona World Race has seized yet another victory in the two-crew transatlantic classic, making this his fourth win. On board St Michel-Virbac he has smashed the IMOCA record that he and Loïck Peyron have held for the class since 2005 by 1 hour and 42 minutes.

 

Jean-Pierre Dick wins Transat Jacques Vabre… number four!
News NOV 7, 2017 11:08

13 IMOCAs in the fight for the Transat Jacques Vabre

The double-handed Atlantic crossing is the second race in the IMOCA World Championship 2017-18 which will culminate in the Barcelona World Race 2018/19. 10 former competitors from Spain’s two-crew, round the world race set off from Le Havre with the Brazilian port of Salvador de Bahía in their sights. The FNOB joined them for the start.

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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.