Gibraltar

De Gibraltar al cabo de Buena Esperanza: dos hemisferios, dos alisios, dos anticiclones
Articles JUL 25, 2012 01:00

From Gibraltar to the Cape of Good Hope: two hemispheres, two trades, two anticiclones

Sailing “down” the Atlantic means crossing almost all of the climactic zones on the planet. It's the most tactical leg of the race around the world, and has the biggest impact on the outcome, because it decides who will reach the trade wind highway of the south first. Two anticyclones, two trade systems and the Doldrums to negotiate make for an intricate strategic dilemma.

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Articles DEC 31, 2014 14:31

Objetivo, Gibraltar ¡Y cuanto antes!

Los barcos han iniciado su carrera hacia el Atlántico. Encontrarán situaciones muy complicadas y su primera decisión será si dejar Ibiza por babor o estribor. Aprende lo básico de la meteorología del tramo de Barcelona a Gibraltar con Marcel van Triest.

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Bringing in 2015 in style
News JAN 1, 2015 07:40

Bringing in 2015 in style

The leaders of the Barcelona World Race may have had to miss the New Year celebrations ashore but nevertheless they brought in 2015 as they might have chosen, reaching relatively quickly on the heels of a brisk NE’ly breeze which has carried them down the race course towards Straits of Gibraltar slightly quicker than was expected. 

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News JAN 1, 2015 17:35

Más rápidos de lo previsto

Los líderes de la Barcelona World Race probablemente llegarán a Gibraltar mañana, viernes 2 de enero, un día antes de lo previsto. Los barcos han navegado más rápido de lo esperado y, con el Hugo Boss de Alex Thomson y Pepe Ribes en cabeza, están ya alcanzando el cabo de Gata, mientras navegan con una brisa del Nordeste que les empuja a entre 10 y 12 nudos de velocidad. En las primeras 24 horas de regata, tras la emotiva salida de ayer, los skippers han trabajado mucho y dormido poco, y no todos han celebrado la llegada del 2015.

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Safety in numbers - and the Gibraltar record in their sights
News JAN 1, 2015 20:41

Safety in numbers - and the Gibraltar record in their sights

As the Barcelona World Race fleet near the Capo de Gata and the final 150-mile approach to Gibraltar there has been no change in the overall placings this afternoon. Hugo Boss continue to lead the fleet, around 3.5 miles north-west and a nose ahead of Cheminées Poujoulat, with the Swiss-French team showing the fastest boat speed of the fleet (11.2 knots).

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Strait Out
News JAN 2, 2015 07:18

Strait Out

Although speeds through the night have been lower – making just 65-70 miles through the night between the 1900hrs and 0500hrs ranking - the leaders of the Barcelona World Race are still comfortably on schedule to set a new record for the 538 miles passage from the Barcelona start line to Gibraltar. At 0600hrs UTC this Friday morning Alex Thomson and Pepe Ribes are around 100 miles east of Gibraltar making around 7-8kts as they slide downwind in the light E’ly breeze of the western Alboran Sea.  The leader is expected to be off Gibraltar between 1430 and 1530hrs this afternoon. 

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