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RACE DAY 61

The Atlantic Opens the Game

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60 Days. Atlantic Open.
News MAR 1, 2015 15:46

60 Days. Atlantic Open.

After the limits of the southern oceans imposed by the combination of the weather systems and the safety barrier of the Antarctic Exclusion Zone, the Atlantic is opening up for the top trio of the Barcelona World Race.

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News  MAR 1, 2015 07:45

Tactical Atlantic

Cheminées Poujoulat are fast again making 19.5kts in 25 to 35kts of W'ly breeze. In abiut 24 hours they will cross a transition into a SE'ly to have some downwind conditions. That is all well and good for Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam but they are now 1200 miles away from the coast and Neutrogena have a much better angle, racing more north just now. But som gains by Guillermo Altadill and José Munoz seem inevitable.

Tactical Atlantic
Emails from the boats FEB 28, 2015 10:21

The Show Goes On

We are currently fumbling our way through a fog of fatigue after two very intense days overhauling the boat in Bluff. We lifted the boat the morning after we got in and dropped out the keel support bracket and replaced the broken bolt and its twin. This was quite an impressive day because we lifted the boat using a 100 Tonne travel crane that is designed for loading containers onto ships! Clearly a few tonnes of carbon didn’t make it sweat. We were ably assisted by the stevedores at South Port who were ever ready to run us around with forklifts or maneuver the crane with a delicate hand. The team were excellent and Nandor and I are very grateful for their good humoured help when we were trying to save our race.

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60 Days. Atlantic Open.
News MAR 1, 2015 15:46

60 Days. Atlantic Open.

After the limits of the southern oceans imposed by the combination of the weather systems and the safety barrier of the Antarctic Exclusion Zone, the Atlantic is opening up for the top trio of the Barcelona World Race.

Read more »

News  MAR 1, 2015 07:45

Tactical Atlantic

Cheminées Poujoulat are fast again making 19.5kts in 25 to 35kts of W'ly breeze. In abiut 24 hours they will cross a transition into a SE'ly to have some downwind conditions. That is all well and good for Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam but they are now 1200 miles away from the coast and Neutrogena have a much better angle, racing more north just now. But som gains by Guillermo Altadill and José Munoz seem inevitable.

Tactical Atlantic
News FEB 28, 2015 04:06

Neutrogena crosses Cape Horn with 40 knots of wind

Racing in second place in the Barcelona World Race, the Barcelona sailor Guillermo Altadill and Chilean José Muñoz passed Cape Horn (67° 17' 35 W) this morning at 2h12 UTC (3h12 am in Barcelona, 11h12 pm of the 27th of February in Chile), after 58 days, 14 hours and 12 minutes of racing since their start from the Catalan capital on 31 December 2014. As they approached Cape Horn Neutrogena had a taste of the authentic experience in winds of 40 kts and big formed waves as they turned to climb the Atlantic. It is the seventh time Altadill has passed the most southernmost corner of the planet, while for Muñoz it was the second time in a around the world race, a very special moment that he dedicated to the late Felipe Cubillos, with whom he completed his first around the world race. 

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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  DEC 20, 2014 09:32

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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The heart of an ocean athlete
Articles FEB 17, 2015 15:53

The heart of an ocean athlete

The physical requirements to complete a round the world regatta such as the Barcelona World Race are exceptional. That's why the medical check-ups prior to the start of the race include an exercise test. In this video you can find out how Aleix Gelabert got on with his at the Hospital Quirón Teknon.

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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.

Ice: all eyes on the planet
Articles DEC 23, 2014 15:43

Bossing the business

Stewart Hosford runs one of the biggest and most prominent IMOCA race teams through the 5 Degrees West company, which in this instance look after Alex Thomson’s Hugo Boss and Neutrogena, the Farr design which took third in the Vendée Globe in the hands of Alex Thomson. Hosford joined Alex Thomson just before their slightly turbulent start to the last Barcelona World Race. As well as expanding and optimising their commercial interests, he was instrumental in the changes which massively improved reliability, ensuring that Alex brought an older, but well proven IMOCA 60 on to the Vendée Globe podium, thereby producing a much needed race result just on time. Hugo Boss have committed to Alex for the foreseeable future, ensuring that he now has a new Hugo Boss – a VPLP-Verdier design – in build. 

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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.

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