A Step Towards the Second Trilogy
News APR 23, 2015 14:28

A Step Towards the Second Trilogy

The first trilogy of the Barcelona World Race has just ended, the third edition completed only days ago. Over the first ten years the race has fostered the growth of oceanic racing whilst making a comprehensive, positive cultural and social impact through the educational and scientific programmes, which are integral to the two-handed race around the world.  

Now the second trilogy of the race is set in motion. The organisers of the Barcelona World Race, the FNOB, and the IMOCA - the International Monohull Open Class Association, have signed an agreement for the Barcelona World Race to continue as a key event on the ocean racing calendar for at least three more editions, consolidating the Catalonian capital city for twelve more years as a reference centre in this sport.

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First Among Equals
News APR 21, 2015 17:14

First Among Equals

Barcelona's historic Maritime Museum was the perfect venue this afternoon for the prizegiving and awards ceremony for the 2014-15 Barcelona World Race. The reception honoured all of the eight pairs of skippers who competed in the race, particularly highlighting the top three finishers: Cheminées Poujoulat, Neutrogena and GAES Centros Auditivos. On behalf of the organisers and the skippers, thanks were extended to all of the sponsors and supporters of the event which combines sport with adventure, science and education.

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Emotional seventh place finish for Spirit of Hungary
News APR 21, 2015 01:19

Emotional seventh place finish for Spirit of Hungary

Nandor Fa (HUN) and Conrad Colman (NZL) crossed the finish line of the Barcelona World Race this Monday20th April at 22:59:40 hrs UTC (00:59:40 Tues 21st CET) to complete their race in seventh place and effectively close the course for this third edition of the double-handed non-stop around the world race.
Respectively the oldest and youngest skippers in the eight boat field which left Barcelona on 31st December 2014, Hungarian Fa, 61, and New Zealander Colman, 31, took 110 days, 10hrs, 59 mins secs to complete the 23 321 miles at an average speed of 8.8 kts for the theoretical course which passes all three Great Capes: Good Hope, Leeuwin and Cape Horn and for the first time did not pass between North and South Islands, New Zealand.

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