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Neutrogena, on Tuesday 31 in the evening; GAES Centros Auditivos, on Thursday 2 Gilles Martin-Raget

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Neutrogena, on Tuesday 31 in the evening; GAES Centros Auditivos, on Thursday 2

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Summer on Spirit
Emails from the boats MAR 28, 2015 09:57

Summer on Spirit

Yesterday afternoon we were mostly sailing North with the main and the C0 in 5-10 knots easterly wind, which keeps turning within a 40° range. It’s real summer now. Yesterday, while I was repairing the pedestal, I could feel I got sunburnt. I started working in the shadow of the sail but as we progressed in time, the sun had imperceptibly reached me. I got sunburnt, which is not a surprise, as I’m rather white skinned, on the other hand: abound a week ago we were in winter.

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News  MAR 28, 2015 07:21

Neutrogena in the Med, Renault Captur cross the Equator

Jorg Riechers and Seb Audigane have crossed the Equator this morning at crossed the equator around 5h53 UTC. That is 86 days 17hours 53 min after the start. They are 5d 07h 24 min after We Are Water and 18d 09h 03min after Cheminées Poujoulat. Renaulrt Captur has taken 17d 18h 05min since their epic Cape Horn passage. They are making 6kts but are connecting with the NE'ly breezes.

Neutrogena in the Med, Renault Captur cross the Equator
Emails from the boats MAR 27, 2015 10:41

The Passenger

Nandor Fa (Spirit of Hungary):

We’ve got company. He’s the exact same type of bird as the one who landed onboard St. Jupát [edit: the boat Nandor has sailed around the world with for the first time, with his Hungarian friend József Gál] back then, in the exact same area. He’s very peculiar, maybe he’s just tired, or simply his nature is like this. Dark, greyish brown feather and long, sharp black beak, wild look. He landed on top of the camera on the antenna console, trying to balance. C carefully caught him, we took a few pictures and put him on the deck which is much more stable and comfortable. Since then, he’s been sitting there, travelling with us. First I barely dared walking past him, not to scare him but he doesn’t worry, he’s resting. 

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Neutrogena in the Med, Renault Captur cross the Equator
News MAR 28, 2015 07:21

Neutrogena in the Med, Renault Captur cross the Equator

Jorg Riechers and Seb Audigane have crossed the Equator this morning at crossed the equator around 5h53 UTC. That is 86 days 17hours 53 min after the start. They are 5d 07h 24 min after We Are Water and 18d 09h 03min after Cheminées Poujoulat. Renaulrt Captur has taken 17d 18h 05min since their epic Cape Horn passage. They are making 6kts but are connecting with the NE'ly breezes.

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News  MAR 27, 2015 17:28

Home waters x 2 ?

Neutrogena, sailed by Barcelona's Guillermo Altadill and Chilean co-skipper José Munoz, should return into the Mediterranean this evening. The duo were expected to slow slightly as the winds diminish as they get closer to the pillars of Hercules but they should have passed Gibraltar during the evening. At 1400hrs UTC this afternoon they had less than 60 miles to go.

Home waters x 2 ?
News MAR 25, 2015 20:56

First reactions of Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam

It was just at sunset, in the end, when Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam broke the finish line off Barcelona's iconic W-Hotel to complete their victory in the Barcelona World Race. They punched the air with delight as the gun sounded after 84 days and 5 hours of racing, a joyous release of elation and relief. Within seconds they had their technical team and family aboard on board Cheminées Poujoulat to share the moments.
Both Stamm and Le Cam have endured more than enough of their own histories of disappointments racing round the world to ensure that those seconds after the gun meant so much more.

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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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Food and nutrition: much more than a diet
Articles MAR 12, 2015 12:09

Food and nutrition: much more than a diet

Eating well during a double-handed round the world regatta is one of the pillars of racing success. The foods must not only cover the skippers' dietary needs, but also form the basis of vast logistical operation, involving water, energy and boat performance. Jordi Griso, sports coordinator of the FNOB sailing crews tells us all about it in this video from the Barcelona World Race Ocean Campus.

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Articles  MAR 6, 2015 16:52

Farr Sighted

Since the Volvo Ocean Race started in October the daily routine in the Farr Yacht Design office changed with everyone pouring over 3 hourly scheds to check the progress of the Volvo Ocean Race.  Even the slightest slow down or unexpected maneuver has our team looking at news feeds and watching for text messages and emails while hoping it is just a cloud or an obstruction or a tactical decision and not some major damage or crew injury.  Most the time these blips have been minor issues with the exception of the Team Vestas Wind grounding, which within hours was about as serious as it gets.

Farr Sighted
Articles DEC 30, 2014 11:52

Keeping watch over the skippers

Race Direction monitor the Barcelona World Race crews around the clock, 24 hours a day, tracking the boats’ progress virtually minute by minute, mile by mile around the world, to – hopefully – Barcelona. They keep the various MRCCs (maritime rescue and surveillance organisations) updated throughout the race. And in times of crisis they are the first point of contact for the skippers and the teams, and thereafter coordinate any actions required. 

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