Barcelona World Race skippers make quayside visit
The skippers set to take part in the Barcelona World Race, the two crew, non-stop, round the world regatta, paid a visit to the dockside of the Barcelona Port Vell's Moll de Drassanes, at the foot of the Christopher Columbus statue today, where they will tie up their yachts from the 7th of December and carry out final preparations ahead of the regatta start on the 31st of December.
The skippers, representing eight registered teams and two pre-registered crews, boarded the Fundació Navegació Oceànica Barcelona's (FNOB) IMOCA 60 during the visit and made the most of the occasion to see the Barcelona International Boat Show from the water.
The visit took place during the first working day of the technical sessions, gathering participating teams in the Catalan capital, alongside the race organisers and distinguished experts in each of the areas relating to ocean sailing and the Barcelona World Race, such as meteorology, maritime rescue and scientific projects.
In the photo:
Swiss skipper Bernard Stamm and Frenchman Jean Le Cam, from Cheminées Poujoulat; Barcelona's Anna Corbella and Girona's Gerard Marín, from GAES Centros Auditivos; German skipper Jörg Riechers and French sailor Sébastien Audigane; Barcelona's Guillermo Altadill from Neutrogena;Aleix Gelabert from Girona and Didac Costa from Barcelona, del One Planet, One Ocean-Pharmaton; Polish crew Zbigniew “Gutek” Gutkowski and Maciej “Magic” Marczewski, from the Polish Ocean Racing Team and Hungary's Nandor Fa, from Spirit of Hungary, and Polish sailors Robert Janecki andAdam Skomski, from 360º Sailing.