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Barcelona World Race set for spectacular send off by the Dona del Mil·leni sculpture and Fura dels Baus
News DEC 29, 2014 13:34

Barcelona World Race set for spectacular send off by the Dona del Mil·leni sculpture and Fura dels Baus

La Dona of Mil·leni of Fura dels Baus is ready to signify the start of the Barcelona World Race. This iconic sculpture by the Catalan theater group has been installed in the Plaça del Mar, a viewpoint to watch the fleet of the doublehanded round-the-world race depart this Wednesday, December 31, at 1300pm in front of the Hotel W. The show at the sea will be accompanied by a ceremony by Fura dels Baus on shore.

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Weather Forecast 29-DEC-2014
Meteo DEC 29, 2014 08:03

Weather Forecast 29-DEC-2014

OVERVIEW: A cold weather pattern across most of south-central and southwest Europe is forecast to persist for the next few days. There are some very strong winds just offshore as the pattern develops and the cold air mass establishes. The cold will peak by mid-week, but winds will start to ease back later today and then trend much lighter by Wednesday at the start.

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Weather Forecast 29-DEC-2014
Meteo DEC 30, 2014 09:13

Weather Forecast 29-DEC-2014

Strong winds just offshore of Barcelona have peaked and will
start to ease today through tomorrow. NW winds along the Spanish coast will
develop a diurnal cycle, with moderate to locally fresh breezes overnight
and in the morning generally trending lighter in the afternoon/evening.
Winds and seas will generally be trending lighter over the race route south
of Barcelona and along the Spanish coast.

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Weather Forecast 31-DEC-2014
Meteo DEC 31, 2014 07:17

Weather Forecast 31-DEC-2014

Very light conditions are expected on the start line. Some puffs of lingering NWíly, mixed with a new, light and  patchy S/SWíly filling up the coast through the afternoon 4-8 knots. Eventually the SWíly will fill off Barcelona 5-9 knots.

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Sun and Sons Shine on Light Winds Barcelona World Race Start
News DEC 31, 2014 16:20

Sun and Sons Shine on Light Winds Barcelona World Race Start

As if to underline their billing as pre-race favourites to win, Alex Thomson and Pepe Ribes on Hugo Boss led the eight-strong fleet of IMOCA 60s off the start line of the third edition of the Barcelona World Race, two handed race around the world. The British-Spanish duo made the best of the very light winds, setting up with speed at the gun, to eke out a small lead to the turning mark, 1.5 miles away from the line.

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The first decision time
News DEC 31, 2014 20:41

The first decision time

Going into the first night of the Barcelona World Race – and the Eve of 2015 ­­– it is Jean Le Cam and Bernard Stamm on ‘Cheminées Poujoulat’ who hold the opening day’s advantage, leading the fleet past the Spanish city of Tarragona.

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