On a stunning day in New York City, with clear blue skies and a light 6-8 knot breeze, the Neutrogena Sailing Team, with co-Skippers Spaniard Guillermo Altadill and Chilean José Muñoz and their additional crew members won the prologue race by a mere 1 minute and 25 seconds over the French Safran Sailing Team. The race committee elected to shorten course and finish the race at the Verrazzano Suspension Bridge due to the lack of wind in the Hudson River.
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.
Neutrogena, the leading brand* in complete skincare and hydration, is sponsoring Guillermo Altadill and José Muñoz's crew for the third edition of the Barcelona World Race. Along these lines, the brand has launched a limited edition range of products, based on the gruelling double-handed, three-month, non-stop round the world challenge. (*Data from Nielsen. The Hand, Feet, Lips, Body and Anti-cellulite market, TAM, December 2013)
Race leaders Hugo Boss seemed assured of a new record time for the opening miles of the non-stop Barcelona World Race, the 538 miles from Barcelona to Gibraltar. Alex Thomson (GBR) and Pepe Ribes (ESP) on Hugo Boss were set to pass the point of Tarifa (5deg37W) at around 1800hrs UTC late this afternoon which should see them break the 2011 record of 3 days 7 hours by about one day.
Ya en el Atlántico, el Hugo Boss ha elegido una opción más al norte, lo que ha provocado que perdiera el liderato en favor del Cheminées Poujoulat. Según el nuevo parte de posiciones de las 09:00 UTC (10:00 hora local), el barco que está más cerca de la línea ortodrómica (que marca el recorrido más corto) y nuevo líder es el Cheminées Poujoulat del suizo Bernard Stamm y del francés Jean Le Cam. Segundo es ahora el Neutrogena de Guillermo Altadill y José Muñoz. Los dos barcos están muy juntos.