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Open Doors
News MAR 3, 2015 07:41

Open Doors

Cheminées Poujoulat have a particularly benevolent Atlantic opening up for them, rolling back to reveal downwind and reaching conditions almost all the way to the Equator. Slighty unsually Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam will only sail a few hours upwind, Wednesday evening and night. They are now just north of the high pressue and have 15kts E'ly winds and only have that transition tomorrow night before entering a more settled E'ly flow. They are netting themselves an extra two days of advantage over Neutrogena and GAES Centros Auditivos for their relatively easy Atlantic.  Today Cheminées Poujoulat should cross their outbound wake

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Meteo  MAR 3, 2015 07:17

Weather forecast 03/03/2015

Cheminées Poujoulat is finally sailing north around the eastern periphery of a high pressure to their west. Neutrogena and GAES Centros Auditivos are making a move northeast to avoid lighter and more variable conditions along the Argentinian coast. In the South Pacific, Southern Ocean storms continue to produce strong winds and big swells north of the ice exclusion boundary for the remainder of the fleet.

Weather forecast 03/03/2015
News MAR 1, 2015 18:28

Atlantic Casino

As Cheminées Poujoulat finally climb out of the 40s and the influence of the low pressure systems, transitioning to the breezes generated by the big high pressure, Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam are now racing on a much more northerly course and making good speeds again. So they have S'ly breezes today, around 10-15kts, with the winds still backing to the SE. Stamm and Le Cam added 129 miles to their cushion over second place and are expected at the Equator in eight days.

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Open Doors
News MAR 3, 2015 07:41

Open Doors

Cheminées Poujoulat have a particularly benevolent Atlantic opening up for them, rolling back to reveal downwind and reaching conditions almost all the way to the Equator. Slighty unsually Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam will only sail a few hours upwind, Wednesday evening and night. They are now just north of the high pressue and have 15kts E'ly winds and only have that transition tomorrow night before entering a more settled E'ly flow. They are netting themselves an extra two days of advantage over Neutrogena and GAES Centros Auditivos for their relatively easy Atlantic.  Today Cheminées Poujoulat should cross their outbound wake

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News  MAR 2, 2015 17:47

Unusual Atlantic

As Cheminées Poujoulat climbed north out of the latitudes of the Roaring 40s and into the east side of the South Atlantic high pressure system, Barcelona World Race leaders Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam are into relatively stable, quick downwind conditions which will allow them to make good miles north to connect with the trade winds.

Unusual Atlantic
News FEB 28, 2015 18:03

Climbing North

The climb back up the Atlantic is long and can be brutally hard, but usually every mile feels like it is taking you closer to the Barcelona World Race finish. Race leaders Cheminées Poujoulat might be forgiven for feeling that supposition does not fit with their moods today as they are now slanted more east than north, each mile seemingly taking them more directly towards Cape Town than Barcelona, but for the two teams who rounded Cape Horn today, the 'homewards bound' epithet really held true. Indeed the chasing duo have taken over 150 miles off Stamm and Le Cam since their approach to Cape Horn over the last couple of days

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Jean-Pierre Dick: "I really wanted to be on the start line”
Interviews DEC 27, 2014 13:41

Jean-Pierre Dick: "I really wanted to be on the start line”

Jean-Pierre Dick has won both editions of the Barcelona World Race so far. But the French skipper will not race this time to defend his title. The skipper from Nice is working on his new IMOCA 60 Saint-Michel-Virbac, a Verdier-VPLP design which he is having built for the next Vendée Globe. The boat will be launched at the end of the spring 2015 but until then the skipper is high and dry, boat-less. So there will not be a third double-handed circumnavigation for JP, even if the Barcelona World Race is an event he dearly loves and wanted to be back in…

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Interviews  DEC 20, 2014 09:32

Guillermo Altadill: "It is up to the ocean to decide who is the favourite"

Guillermo Altadill has more round the world experience than any other skipper in the Barcelona World Race fleet, garnered from the earlier days of the Whitbread on Fortuna and Galicia-Pescanova, Assa Abloy and Ericsson as well as The Race on the Maxi multi Club Med. He has amassed an incredible number of ocean racing miles over 30 or so years on all types of craft.

Guillermo Altadill: "It is up to the ocean to decide who is the favourite"
Interviews DEC 11, 2014 13:16

Bruno Garcia: “I heart the Barcelona World Race”

Bruno Garcia is a Barcelona based cardiologist who has always liked to make his own heart beat just a little faster. For many years he has been at the forefront of Spain's solo and short handed ocean racing movement, one of the pioneers who has inspired some of the younger Spanish ocean racers. And when he is not ocean racing, working as an interventionist cardiologist he is something of an extreme skier. The other love always close to his heart is his family. He also loves to spend time with them. 

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The heart of an ocean athlete
Articles FEB 17, 2015 15:53

The heart of an ocean athlete

The physical requirements to complete a round the world regatta such as the Barcelona World Race are exceptional. That's why the medical check-ups prior to the start of the race include an exercise test. In this video you can find out how Aleix Gelabert got on with his at the Hospital Quirón Teknon.

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Articles  FEB 13, 2015 09:11

Ice: all eyes on the planet

Satellite detection is key in both locating the position of ice and but also in terms of reliably predicting where the ice may drift. 

This is a fascinating field with many applications beyond its use in the world of sport.

Ice: all eyes on the planet
Articles DEC 23, 2014 15:43

Bossing the business

Stewart Hosford runs one of the biggest and most prominent IMOCA race teams through the 5 Degrees West company, which in this instance look after Alex Thomson’s Hugo Boss and Neutrogena, the Farr design which took third in the Vendée Globe in the hands of Alex Thomson. Hosford joined Alex Thomson just before their slightly turbulent start to the last Barcelona World Race. As well as expanding and optimising their commercial interests, he was instrumental in the changes which massively improved reliability, ensuring that Alex brought an older, but well proven IMOCA 60 on to the Vendée Globe podium, thereby producing a much needed race result just on time. Hugo Boss have committed to Alex for the foreseeable future, ensuring that he now has a new Hugo Boss – a VPLP-Verdier design – in build. 

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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.

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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.