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Stretching north again
News MAR 4, 2015 06:40

Stretching north again

While Neutrogena crosses a wide swathe of light airs race leaders Cheminées Pouljoulat have been stripping out fast miles almost directy north as they reach the latitude of the south of Uruguay. Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam were making 19kts while Guillermo Altadill and José Munoz have averaged just 3.3kts over the last four hours to 0500hrs UTC this morning.

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News  MAR 3, 2015 17:50

Circle Time: 5000 miles to the finish

As Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam pass under 5,000 miles to the Barcelona World Race finish line and today crossed over their own outbound track the leading duo are starting to feel like the worst of the course is very much behind them. Both skippers have, individually, suffered more than their fair share if ill luck over their careers. Now, if it is not good luck that is running with them  it is certainly good timing.

Circle Time: 5000 miles to the finish
News MAR 2, 2015 17:47

Unusual Atlantic

As Cheminées Poujoulat climbed north out of the latitudes of the Roaring 40s and into the east side of the South Atlantic high pressure system, Barcelona World Race leaders Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam are into relatively stable, quick downwind conditions which will allow them to make good miles north to connect with the trade winds.

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Stretching north again
News MAR 4, 2015 06:40

Stretching north again

While Neutrogena crosses a wide swathe of light airs race leaders Cheminées Pouljoulat have been stripping out fast miles almost directy north as they reach the latitude of the south of Uruguay. Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam were making 19kts while Guillermo Altadill and José Munoz have averaged just 3.3kts over the last four hours to 0500hrs UTC this morning.

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News  MAR 3, 2015 17:50

Circle Time: 5000 miles to the finish

As Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam pass under 5,000 miles to the Barcelona World Race finish line and today crossed over their own outbound track the leading duo are starting to feel like the worst of the course is very much behind them. Both skippers have, individually, suffered more than their fair share if ill luck over their careers. Now, if it is not good luck that is running with them  it is certainly good timing.

Circle Time: 5000 miles to the finish
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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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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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.