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Two crew, non-stop, around the world

 

✔ The Barcelona World Race is the first only double-handed (two-crew) regatta around the world. This is a non-stop

    regatta with some outside assistance permitted, although subject to rules and penalties. 

 

✔ The Barcelona World Race 2014/15 is the third edition of the regatta. The first was in 2007/08. The second

   edition  took place in 2010/11.

 

✔ The regatta is listed on the IMOCA calendar with a rating of 8 and is organised by the Fundació Navegació

    Oceànica Barcelona. [Organization]

 

 

✔ The start will be given on 31st of December 2014 opposite Hotel W in the Port of Barcelona. The arrival of the

    leading entries is forecast for the end of March 2015.


 

✔ The course is from Barcelona to Barcelona via three capes: Good Hope, Leeuwin and Horn, Cook Strait, putting

    Antarctica to starboard.

 

✔ The length of the course is approximately 25,000 nautical miles (46,300 km) along the Great Circle line, the

    shortest route traced on a map across the world.  [Course]