Points on the scoreboard for the new Barcelona World Race

Points on the scoreboard for the new Barcelona World Race

10 years since the first Barcelona World Race victory

10 years since the first Barcelona World Race victory

Conrad Colman, the return of the comeback kid

Conrad Colman, the return of the comeback kid

One year to go: the Barcelona World Race 2018/19 Notice of Race is published

One year to go: the Barcelona World Race 2018/19 Notice of Race is published

Magazine

News  FEB 11, 2018 10:00

10 years since the first Barcelona World Race victory

A competition has no history until someone wins it, and the Barcelona World Race earned its first winner on February 11th, 2008 at 21:49:00, when Jean-Pierre Dick and Damian Foxall crossed the finishing line. That’s when the history of Barcelona’s round the world challenge began, and in 11 months’ time its fourth edition will kick off.

10 years since the first Barcelona World Race victory
News DEC 18, 2017 11:37

François Gabart: a round-the-world record each time

Frenchman François Gabart has smashed the record set a year ago by Thomas Coville by a margin of almost a week, setting a brand-new record at 42 days, 16 hours, 40 minutes and 35 seconds. It’s the second circumnavigation of the globe for the French sailor and his second world record.

Read more »

News  FEB 11, 2018 10:00

10 years since the first Barcelona World Race victory

A competition has no history until someone wins it, and the Barcelona World Race earned its first winner on February 11th, 2008 at 21:49:00, when Jean-Pierre Dick and Damian Foxall crossed the finishing line. That’s when the history of Barcelona’s round the world challenge began, and in 11 months’ time its fourth edition will kick off.

10 years since the first Barcelona World Race victory
News DEC 18, 2017 11:37

François Gabart: a round-the-world record each time

Frenchman François Gabart has smashed the record set a year ago by Thomas Coville by a margin of almost a week, setting a brand-new record at 42 days, 16 hours, 40 minutes and 35 seconds. It’s the second circumnavigation of the globe for the French sailor and his second world record.

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.

Read more »

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. 

Read more »
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.

Read more »

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.

Read more »

BWR TV

Paprec Virbac wins the first edition of the Barcelona World Race

PHOTOS

BWR 2018/19 Presentation Event

View more pictures on our photo galleries