Neutrogena

Guillermo Altadill and Jose Muñoz, the Spanish-Chilean partnership, which was only competing in their second major IMOCA race as a duo, finished in second place the theroretical 23,321 Nms course in  89 days 11hrs 47mins at an average of 10.86kts. 

Barcelona's Altadill, 52, who has one of the most storied, varied and successful careers in global ocean racing becomes the first Catalan ever to stand on the podium of the Barcelona World Race. As well as his ocean racing career, Altadill has served as a successful coach in Spanish Olympic sailing, coaching the gold medal winning Tornado crew in 1996. He sailed in the 2007 America's Cup with Team Germany.  

Completing his seventh circumnavigation, he already has two round the world race podiums to date in the Volvo and Whitbread races and won The Race, the maxi multihull race around the world, in 2000-1 on Club Med with skipper Grant Dalton. 

Chilean José Muñoz, 42, is one of South America's best known ocean racers, and in finishing second today has made a very successful step up from the Class 40 Portimao Global Ocean Race. With his close friend, mentor and co-skipper on Felippe Cubillos on Desafío Cabo de Hornos (Class 40), he took second place in the 2008-9 two handed race, with stops, around the world.  Off Cape Horn on 28th February past, Muñoz paid a very warm tribute to the inspirational Cubillos who died in a plane crash in 2010. 

After second place in the Transat Jacques Vabre, second in the New York-Barcelona Race and second today, Altadill finishes third overall on the podium of the IMOCA Ocean Masters World Championship, behind Jean Le Cam and Bernard Stamm. 

For Altadill, this is one of the high points of his career, finishing runner up in the two-handed round the world race which was originally conceived to promote his home city. He was one of the pioneering skippers to take the start line in the inaugural edition in 2008-9 but rudder problems meant he and American double Olympic medal winning co-skipper Jonathan McKee were the first duo to have to retire from the race, before they had even reached the Indian Ocean. Success today completes a measure of unfinished business for Altadill. They raced the final 26 days of the course with almost no communication tools after losing their antennae as a result of a crash gybe.

ON BOARD

Guillermo Altadill

  • Place and date of birth: Barcelona (Spain) 15th of June 1962
  • Residence: Barcelona (Spain)
  • Marital status:  Married, 4 children
  • Age at start: 52
  • Previous BWR entries: Yes. 1st edition of the BWR.
  • Website: www.guillermoaltadill.com

Track Record

Round the World regattas
  • Volvo Ocean Race 2008/09, with Team Russia and Delta Lloyd, fully-crewed
  • Barcelona World Race 2007/08 (retired), with Jonathan Mckee, on Estrella Damm (IMOCA 60) double-handed
  • Volvo Ocean Race 2005/06, with Ericsson Racing Team, fully-crewed
  • Round the world, non-stop record 2004 (58d 9h 36m 42s) on Cheyenne, fully-crewed
  • Jules Verne Trophy 2003, on Kingfisher 2
  • Volvo Ocean Race 2002/03 (2nd), on Assa Abloy, fully-crewed
  • Round the world, non-stop record 2001 (62d), on Club Med
  • The Race, round the world, non-stop with no assistance 2001 (1st), on Club Med, fully-crewed
  • Whitbread 1993/94 (3rd), on Galicia-Pescanova
  • Whitbread 1989/90, on Fortuna
Transats
  • Transat Jacques Vabre 2011 (2nd) with Alex Thomson on Hugo Boss, double-handed
  • Transatlantic Race 2011 (3rd) on Leopard 3
  • Atlantic record attempt 2010 on Leopard 3
  • East to West Atlantic record attempt 2001, on Club Med
  • Discovery Route 1992 (3rd)
  • Discovery Route 1988 (2nd)
  • Transat Race 1987, on Fortuna Lights
  • Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2013 (1st), on Varuna
  • Rolex Fastnet Race 2009
  • Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2001 (1st)
  • Rolex Fastnet Race 2001
  • Rolex Fastnet Race 1999 (2nd)
  • Tour de France à la Voile 1997, on Ville de Toulon
  • Rolex Fastnet Race 1993
Other offshore racing
  • Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2013 (1st), on Varuna
  • Rolex Fastnet Race 2009
  • Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2001 (1st)
  • Rolex Fastnet Race 2001
  • Rolex Fastnet Race 1999 (2nd)
  • Tour de France à la Voile 1997, on Ville de Toulon
  • Rolex Fastnet Race 1993
  • America’s Cup 2007, on Team Germany
  • Coach, Spanish Tornado Olympic squad, Athens 2004
  • Coach for Olympic squads from Portugal and New Zealand, Sydney 2000
  • Coach, Spanish Tornado Olympic squad, Atlanta 1996 (gold)
  • Coach, Spanish Olympic squad, Barcelona 1992
  • Coach, Spanish Olympic squad, Seoul 1988
  • 24 hour sailing speed record 2001 (655.20 miles), on Club Med
  • 24 hour sailing speed record 1989/90, on Fortuna
Other racing
  • America’s Cup 2007, on Team Germany
  • Coach, Spanish Tornado Olympic squad, Athens 2004
  • Coach for Olympic squads from Portugal and New Zealand, Sydney 2000
  • Coach, Spanish Tornado Olympic squad, Atlanta 1996 (gold)
  • Coach, Spanish Olympic squad, Barcelona 1992
  • Coach, Spanish Olympic squad, Seoul 1988
24h speed records
  • 24 hour sailing speed record 2001 (655.20 miles), on Club Med
  • 24 hour sailing speed record 1989/90, on Fortuna

ON BOARD

José Muñoz

  • Place and date of birth: Algarrobo (Chile), 17th of April 1972
  • Residence: Algarrobo (Chile)
  • Marital status:  Married, 2 children
  • Age at start: 42
  • Previous Barcelona World Race entries: No

Track Record

Round the world racing
  • Portimão Global Ocean Race 2008/09 (2nd), with Felipe Cubillos, on Desafío Cabo de Hornos (Class 40), double-handed
Transats
  • 3 Atlantic crossings
Other offshore racing
  • Rolex Fastnet Race 2007 (2nd), , on Maluel (Class 40), crewed
  • Rolex Fastnet Race 2009, (12th)  with Felipe Cubillos, on Desafío Cabo de Hornos (Class 40), double-handed

Neutrogena

A return for Guillermo

Built in 2007, Neutrogena is a solid vessel that has demonstrated its impressive potential on many occasions. Above all, this is a boat Guillermo knows well. The Spaniard took the yacht to the start of the first edition of the Barcelona World Race as Estrella Damm, although the crew were forced to abandon the race in South Africa due to rudder issues. The boat then took on the Vendée Globe 2008/09 as BT with Sébastien Josse at the helm. It later became Roland Jourdain's Veolia Environnement, winning the 2010 Route du Rhum. A year later, the boat donned the colours of Hugo Boss and Guillermo Altadill stepped back on board, joining Alex Thomson for the Transat Jacques Vabre 2011, finishing in second place. The Briton also logged a west-east transatlantic record with this IMOCA 60 and third place in the Vendée Globe 2012/13. Guillermo has been training with what was his former yacht since 2013. 

Technical details

  • Designer: Bruce Farr Yacht Design
  • Construction: Offshore Challenges Sailing Team (UK)
  • Launched: July 2007
  • Former names: Estrella Damm, BT, Veolia Environnement, Hugo Boss
  • Length: 18.28 m.
  • Beam: 5.85 m.
  • Draught: 4.50 m.
  • Displacement: 8,000 kg
  • Centreboards: 2
  • Keel fin material: Steel
  • Bulb material: Lead
  • Height of mast: 27.50 m
  • Rigging: PBO
  • Upwind sail area: 300 m2
  • Downwind sail area: 561 m2
  • Number of sails on board: 10
  • Steering: Tiller
  • Rudder blades: Carbon
  • Autopilots on board: B&G
  • On-board energy source: Engine driven alternators and Hydro Generators