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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Guillermo Altadill: "It is up to the ocean to decide who is the favourite"
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.

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Willy Garcia: Respect and Caution
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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