José Muñoz

José Muñoz: "For me, sailing with Guillermo Altadill is a big responsibility"
Interviews NOV 17, 2014 18:04

José Muñoz: "For me, sailing with Guillermo Altadill is a big responsibility"

The Chilean sailor José Muñoz is preparing to take part in the Barcelona World Race. After the 2009 Global Ocean Race this will be his second two-handed around the world race, but this time it will be non-stop. With his late friend and co-skipper Felipe Cubillos, together they were the first Chileans to sail around the world. His Barcelona World Race represents his next big personal challenge. His ambition is to do his deceased friend proud, and provide a fitting tribute. Cubillos died in an aeroplane accident in 2010. 

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Strictly X Factor
News JAN 3, 2015 20:41

Strictly X Factor

On the 1900hrs ranking this Saturday night, the first of the Barcelona World Race it is time to settle down into ocean racing routine. The Mediterranean is done and dusted, a record in the bag for Hugo Boss, and the top three are in good shape, all within three miles of one another.

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Neutrogena at Cape Leeuwin
News FEB 7, 2015 07:07

Neutrogena at Cape Leeuwin

Guillermo Altadill and José Munoz on Neutrogena passed the longitude of Australia's Cape Leeuwin this Saturday morning at 0500hrs UTC. That puts the Spanish-Chilean duo about 13.5 hours behind the leaders on Cheminées Poujoulat, Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam.
Considering they were 11.5 hour behind at Cape of Good Hope there is really little change in the deltad considering the miles they have sailed in the South Indian Ocean.

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In the Fog
Emails from the boats FEB 8, 2015 16:35

In the Fog

Conrad Colman's latest blog from Spirit of Hungary

We could very well be on the Truman Show, the Jim Carrey movie where he lives in an artificial community under a plastic bubble that he doesn’t know isn’t real. We currently have almost zero visibility as the wind has turned to the north, bringing relatively warm moist air rushing over the cooler ocean, that has created a thick fog that we have been swimming in for two days

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News MAR 13, 2015 18:01

Planes para el fin de semana

La flota de la Barcelona World Race se prepara para un fin de semana cargado de acontecimientos. El líder de la regata, el Cheminées Poujoulat, sigue navegando de ceñida en su escalada hacia el norte al tiempo que supera la latitud de cabo Verde, a más de 350 millas al oeste del archipiélago. Por su parte, el Neutrogena continúa registrando buenos números, siendo el barco más rápido de las últimas 24 horas. Este fin de semana Altadill Muñoz superarán el ecuador con, previsiblemente, un día de ventaja sobre el GAES Centros Auditivos. Además, el Spirit of Hungary entra en la recta final hacia cabo de Hornos.

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The best quotes from Guillermo Altadill and José Muñoz
News MAR 30, 2015 11:04

The best quotes from Guillermo Altadill and José Muñoz

Guillermo Altadill has proven himself an exceptional writer and comunciator. Proof of this, his emails: with such detailed descriptions that bring you into their world, the Big South and the winds and waves, as well as the numbers and the angles. His remarks by videoconference were also always complete, explanatory and illustrative, as were those of José Muñoz. Unfortunately back on March 5 an accidental gybe damaged the antenna system and since then, to the finish, communications have been limited. These are their best quotes just before starting the third edition of the Barcelona World Race and during the race.

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Slow Motion Finish for Neutrogena
News MAR 30, 2015 22:55

Slow Motion Finish for Neutrogena

Sunday was supposed to be the last night at sea for Guillermo Altadill and José Munoz but the Neutrogena duo who are destined to finish in second are stuck in light winds within the last 30 miles of Barcelona.
Altadill and Munoz are now expected around 2300hrs UTC/O100hrs local time Barcelona

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