Barcelona World Race 2018-19 suspended: organisers aim for a fourth edition in 2022-23

Barcelona World Race 2018-19 suspended: organisers aim for a fourth edition in 2022-23

Exploring the sea for solutions

Exploring the sea for solutions

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News  MAR 22, 2018 09:46

Exploring the sea for solutions

“The answer is in nature” is the theme of this year’s World Water Day. Sailors are well aware of this and the FNOB continues to play a big role in exploring the seas so more can be learned about the world’s water.

Exploring the sea for solutions
News FEB 25, 2018 07:30

Three years later, the legend of Cape Horn grows

Three years ago, Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam, as they led the Barcelona World Race fleet, rounded Cape Horn, the round the world race’s grand challenge. The legendary cape, which will be even harder to navigate in the next edition, is both a challenge for safety and a landmark for environmental sustainability for planet Earth. To commemorate the fleet’s rounding of the great cape in the last edition, the Barcelona World Race has kicked off its “Cape Horn week”, with special features and content on social networks and the web.

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News  MAR 22, 2018 09:46

Exploring the sea for solutions

“The answer is in nature” is the theme of this year’s World Water Day. Sailors are well aware of this and the FNOB continues to play a big role in exploring the seas so more can be learned about the world’s water.

Exploring the sea for solutions
News FEB 25, 2018 07:30

Three years later, the legend of Cape Horn grows

Three years ago, Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam, as they led the Barcelona World Race fleet, rounded Cape Horn, the round the world race’s grand challenge. The legendary cape, which will be even harder to navigate in the next edition, is both a challenge for safety and a landmark for environmental sustainability for planet Earth. To commemorate the fleet’s rounding of the great cape in the last edition, the Barcelona World Race has kicked off its “Cape Horn week”, with special features and content on social networks and the web.

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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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