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2nd INTERNATIONAL OCEAN RESEARCH CONFERENCE

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All of the objects in this picture were found inside the stomach of a baby albatross. The oceans need us. That's why the Barcelona World Race and the FNOB are committed to the environment. 

We're entering pre-regatta mode Jorge Andreu

We're entering pre-regatta mode

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Magazine

Aleix Gelabert: "I am ready, I could leave today"
Interviews NOV 24, 2014

Aleix Gelabert: "I am ready, I could leave today"

Ex Mini650 sailor Aleix Gelabert is one of the rookies who is looking forward to this Barcelona World Race 2014/2015. The Spanish co-skipper says he is all ready for the challenge of racing around the world, non stop, for the first time. He is paired up with another rookie, Dídac Costa, who is also one of Spain's newer generation of Mini650 sailors. 

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News NOV 19, 2014

Alex Pella writes himself into Rhum record books

Alex Pella wrote himself into the history books of the Route du Rhum solo Transatlantic race and Spanish ocean racing when he crossed the finish line of the 3542 miles La Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe race first in Classe40 at 06:47:08 hrs TU/07:47:08hrs CET/02:47:08 Local Guadeloupe. He sets a new course record of 16d17h47m8s, beating the 2010 mark for the 40 foot Class 17d 23h 10m by 1d 5h 23m 09s.

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Aleix Gelabert: "I am ready, I could leave today"
Interviews NOV 24, 2014

Aleix Gelabert: "I am ready, I could leave today"

Ex Mini650 sailor Aleix Gelabert is one of the rookies who is looking forward to this Barcelona World Race 2014/2015. The Spanish co-skipper says he is all ready for the challenge of racing around the world, non stop, for the first time. He is paired up with another rookie, Dídac Costa, who is also one of Spain's newer generation of Mini650 sailors. 

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Interviews

Sébastien Audigane: "Two up you have choices…"

For the best part of 20 years Sébastien Audigane has sailed just about everything that floats, from Olympic dinghies to the giant record hunting multihulls. He is recognised as a great all round sailor, a go-to character for so many projects from IRC to IMOCA to Class40 and all points beyond. But he is also liked for the warmth of his human character, an affable team player as well as a committed, experienced pro-sailor. 

Sébastien Audigane: "Two up you have choices…"
Race Direction taking the strain
Articles NOV 4, 2014

Race Direction taking the strain

For the pairs of co-skippers the Barcelona World Race itself may only span some 90-odd days at sea but behind the scenes in the Catalan capital the planning and preparation which goes in to ensuring the race is safe, it is fair, it is commercially viable and it is followed all around the globe, continues year round, almost seamlessly from one edition to the next. 

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Articles

Racing, Athletes and Machines: the quest for the perfect balance

All of the participants at the Racing, Athletes and Machines debate held on the 24th of April were in agreement on one key objective; the need to find a balance between innovation, cost and safety in the search for a set of rules to regulate open format racing. The new IMOCA rules were at the heart of the discussion.

Competición, deportistas y máquinas: la búsqueda del equilibrio
Articles JAN 26, 2013

UFOs, tough as ice... and everywhere

Collisions with Unidentified Floating Objects (UFOs) have shown themselves to pose a considerable danger to sailors, with the rate of accidents and retirements in ocean races shooting up in recent years. This is a reality directly linked to the decline in the marine environment and goes hand in hand with the issue of ice when it comes to developing detection systems. In this article we will take a look at some of the most significant incidents involving floating objects and discuss the vulnerability of modern ocean-going yachts, as well as examining the technology being developed to make them safer.

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BWR TV

Seems like yesterday

Relive the ocean adventure with the best footage from the 2010/11 edition!

PHOTOS

They lived it, they shared it

Some of the best photos sent from on board by the Barcelona World Race 2010/11 teams. Looking forward to more? Stay tuned from 31st December!

2010/11 FINAL REPORT

2010/11 FINAL REPORT

Data from a memorable event

Would you like to know everything about the last edition?    Just take a look!

2ND INTERNATIONAL OCEAN RESEARCH CONFERENCE

THE CONGRESS

Barcelona, capital of ocean science

From 17 to 21 November, in Barcelona, the scientific community will plan the coming decade of international collaboration in marine science and technology, with a view to improving ocean governance.

THE BARCELONA WORLD RACE INTERPRETATION CENTRE

THE BARCELONA WORLD RACE INTERPRETATION CENTRE

In one's element

The Barcelona World Race Interpretation Centre, home to Spain's first permanent ocean sailing exhibition, also hosts special events and corporate hospitality programs. Discover the charm and original architectural features of this remodeled Port building.