One Planet One Ocean is the fifth team to announce its participation in the Barcelona World Race 2014/15. This round the world race is an important personal and professional challenge for Aleix Gelabert and Didac Costa, who are both experts in the Mini Class. The boat is the former Kingfisher, Educacion Sin Fronteras and Fòrum Maritim Català. It is currently being remodeled at the Fundació Navegació Oceànica Barcelona (FNOB) Base and is scheduled for launch at the end of June. The boat and crew, as unique witnesses of the impacts of global change on the ocean, will serve as a platform for environmental awareness, thus contributing to one of the objectives of the collaboration between FNOB and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC–UNESCO) whose motto is “One Planet, One Ocean”.
Pharmaton ® , una marca líder en suplementos vitamínicos, patrocina Uno Planet One Ocean , impulsando el compromiso de la empresa con la salud y el deporte. La presentación oficial del equipo tendrá lugar en Barcelona los días los 18 º de septiembre. Tras una reforma integral para el yate, Aleix Gelabert y Didac Costa completarán su calificador regata 2800 millas de este verano como parte de un programa de entrenamiento intenso. Los capitanes tomarán parte en una serie de proyectos científicos durante la vuelta al mundo .
The boat One Planet, One Planet Ocean which will participate in the third edition of the Barcelona World Race sponsored by Pharmaton® , has been presented today at midday. The presentation acthas been attended by the main guests, skippers Aleix Gelabert and Didac Costa, who were joined on this occasion by actor Jesús Olmedo –image of Pharmaton®; Susana Laguna, head of PR at OTC in Boehringer-Ingelheim and Xavier Amador, Director of Institutional Relations from the Department of Life Quality, Equality and Sports of Barcelona City Council.
Fresh back from a very valuable extended period of training in the Atlantic off Galicia on the exposed NW corner the Barcelona based IMOCA 60s GAES Centros Auditivos (Anna Corbella and Gerard Marín) and One Planet, One Ocean & Pharmaton (Aleix Gelabert and Didac Costa) have just arrived back in their home port.
Los más de 600 científicos reunidos en Barcelona en la 2ª Conferencia Internacional sobre Investigación Oceánica concluyen que urge actuar para alertar a políticos y ciudadanos sobre las amenazas que acechan al océano.
For Catalan co-skipper Didac Costa the 2014/2015 Barcelona World Race will be a big step up to what he has been used to. He has never been in the Southern Ocean, his longest sail has been a Transatlantic and he has only recently started with the IMOCA 60 class. He sails the older, well proven One Planet, One Ocean and Pharmaton with Aleix Gelabert, whose first circumnavigation this will be. But the Spanish sailor, who has graduated through the Mini650 Class, says he is ready for the challenge.
Maybe it will be with the family at home, the table laden with food, all enjoying the usual laughter and gifts. Some will spend Christmas at home and try to relax and make it as ‘normal’ as possible, others will spend it in Barcelona close to the boat and the programme but having family and friends travelling to see them. Others may even only take a few hours off. For sure Christmas is upon the 16 skipper of the Barcelona World Race, but the way they enjoy it or deal with it will be different from team to team, and skipper to skipper. But for everyone the thoughts of the 31st December start, and what lies ahead for the coming three months, are impossible to suppress. Even on Christmas Day.
After yesterday’s light winds start, which tested the patience of the 16 skippers with a busy, if slightly slo-motion, send off from the waters off the iconic Hotel Vela (W-Hotel), there has been a steady building of wind strength, and a smooth acceleration of pace for the transition into offshore racing mode for the eight boats competing in the Barcelona World Race.
Sin novedades en la clasificación, el One Planet, One Ocean & Pharmaton parece ser el equipo que más beneficio ha sacado durante las últimas cinco horas de navegación de la Barcelona World Race. Aleix Gelabert y Didac Costa siguen recortando distancias y se colocan ya a poco más de 30 millas del Renault Captur. Ambos persiguen al Cheminées Poujoulat, cuarto clasificado, que vuelve a intentar encontrar el viento arrumbando más al SSW que los demás competidores.
Since late last night until this afternoon we've been almost stopped. Peaceful and pleasant atmosphere, but we just are not moving! The consolation is that our rivals have not done too much either. It's funny how one day you're building up from 13 to 17 knots surfing a wave and the next day you are putting the same effort into getting from 0.8 to 1.5 in calm winds. What a contrast!