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So Near, So Far
News MAR 24, 2015 07:14

So Near, So Far

Cheminées Poujoulat are negotiating their last transition of the race, the final frontier between them and the finish line. Only problem is, it is likely to take some time and that frontier - a complicated little zone between the NE'ly blowing from the Costa Brava and the W'ly and SW'ly of the southern Med - is moving with them meantimes. So it is slow and a bit frustrating just now, so near and yet so far from the finish line.

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The long good Tuesday?
News MAR 24, 2015 17:58

The long good Tuesday?

With less than 215 miles left, and at times today making just two to three knots towards the Barcelona World Race finish line, Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam were taking nothing at all for granted.

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News MAR 24, 2015 20:30

Última noche en el mar, antes de la victoria

El Cheminées Poujoulat se encontraba a las 20:00, hora española, al sudoeste de Ibiza a unas 166 millas de la línea de llegada navegando a unos siete nudos. Bernard Stamm y Jean Le Cam se disponen a pasar su última noche de su vuelta al mundo. Lo harán con chubascos y con un viento inestable de componente norte que les irá aumentando durante la noche, a medida que ganen norte. Se espera su llegada mañana entre las 14 y las 16 horas.

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Slo Mo Finish for Stamm and Le Cam
News MAR 25, 2015 06:56

Slo Mo Finish for Stamm and Le Cam

Cheminées Poujoulat are upwind in 20-25kts of wind this morning, making about 9kts with 137 miles left to sail - at 0500hrs UTC - to reach the finish line in Barcelona. But the winds will drop away completely around midday and the final 30-40miles look set to be very slow, hence the ETA has now slipped to 1700-1800hrs local time (1600-1700hrs UTC) this evening.
Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam have been beating through their last night at sea, tacking at 20 miles off the Spanish coast, just north of Valencia.

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Cheminées Poujoulat slowed to 5 kts at 32 miles to the finish line
News MAR 25, 2015 13:44

Cheminées Poujoulat slowed to 5 kts at 32 miles to the finish line

 Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam are now off Taragona, but have fallen into the zone of light winds which is protecting the finish line. The speed of Cheminees Poujoulat has dropped from 12-15kts this morning to just 5-6kts. In Barcelona the finish line off Barcelona's W-Hotel is set in very little wind, although the rain is off for the moment.

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News MAR 26, 2015 00:11

Bernard Stamm y Jean Le Cam, vencedores de la regata, homenajeados en la ceremonia de bienvenida

Fue finalmente justo al anochecer, cuando Bernard Stamm y Jean Le Cam cruzaron la línea de llegada frente al hotel W Barcelona confirmando su victoria en la Barcelona World Race. Alzaron los brazos con entusiasmo al oír el cañonazo que confirmaba su triunfo, con una mezcla de euforia y alivio. En tan sólo unos segundos tenían a su equipo técnico y familias a bordo, disfrutando del momento.

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News MAR 28, 2015 17:05

Hitos decisivos para un emocionante final

El Neutrogena ya está a punto de confirmar su subcampeonato en la Barcelona World Race 2014-2015. Guillermo Altadill y José Muñoz cruzaron la longitud de Tarifa (5º 37 O) a las 17:40 UTC (18:40 hora local) con viento favorable del Oeste, de popa, que les permitió cruzar el estrecho de Gibraltar a todo trapo, con el spinnaker. Altadill y Muñoz han llamado a Dirección de Regata para reportar un paso limpio y sin incidencias en el estrecho. Según el boletín de posiciones de las 14:00 UTC, el Neutrogena está ya prácticamente a la altura del cabo de Gata.

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Weather Forecast 30/03/2015
Meteo MAR 30, 2015 06:49

Weather Forecast 30/03/2015

Moderate Wílies carried GAES Centros Auditivos through the Gibraltar Strait. These Wíly winds will carry then east through the Alboran Sea. There will be afternoon sea breeze enhancement of this flow on the Spanish shore.

We Are Water and One Planet have benefitted from veering winds N NE winds veering to E then SE. This is allowing them to sail east of due north,
pulling back some of the mileage lost as they sailed an initial course well west into the North Atlantic.

Renault Captur is sailing north-northwest in light-moderate NEíly trade winds. So far, they have the western-most routecompared to the preceding
boats as they sail north through the North Atlantic trade winds.

Spirit of Hungary has finally reached the SEíly trade wind zone of the South Atlantic, They should make some better progress north through the next couple days.

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Neutrogena's race
News MAR 30, 2015 11:50

Neutrogena's race

One of the outstanding pre-race favourites, matching the round the world racing experience of Altadill with the drive and commitment of Chilean José Munoz, and a well proven Farr design (the boat which Alex Thomson sailed to third in the last Vendée Globe), Neutrogena has fulfilled hopes of a podium finish. Their race was marred by a 24-hour technical pit stop into Bluff, South Island, New Zealand, which was required because they were unable to start their engine to charge their batteries. A crash gybe on March 5th further reduced their ability to communicate with race organisers or receive detailed weather information. 

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