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Shooting for the Straits
News MAR 27, 2015 07:37

Shooting for the Straits

It looks set to be a long day for Neutrogena as they sail towards the Straits of Gibraltar. The closer they get to the Straits the more the wind is going to be lighter and become mor NW'ly as they get progressively closer to the high which is sat, centred west of Lisbon, Guillermo Altadill and José Munoz have less than 110 miles to go to get into the Mediterranean and by midday that should be about 60 miles, passing Tarifa, sailing downwind in light airs around 20-22hrs.  Thereafter progress to Cabo de Gata looks fair in W'ly breezes, but the last miles up to Barcelona can be very slow and a lot may depend on local effects and how they can use them. ETA BCN is late on 31st.

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Meteo  MAR 27, 2015 07:11

Weather Forecast 27/03/2015

Second place Neutrogena and third place GAES Centros Auditivos continue sailing upwind angles toward Gibraltar. Wind angles are expected to free up approaching the strait, but winds will ease as well. We Are Water and One Planet, One Ocean & Pharmaton are now able to sail more northerly courses as winds have veered right. Unfortunately, the veering trend has come with some lighter wind speed as well. Renault Captur has entered the doldrums from a rather westerly position. At the moment, it appears this is the best option for holding onto the SE trades longer and keeping some wind through the transition. That said, it will get lighter and they have a day or so of slower sailing before reaching the NE trades to the north of the doldrums. Finally, Spirit of Hungary has arrive in the transition zone between the gradients of the westerlies and the trade winds. This is a pretty wide area of lighter and variable winds, which will slow their northward progress for the next couple days.

Weather Forecast 27/03/2015
News MAR 26, 2015 07:04

Promising course to Gibraltar for Neutrogena

Cheminées Poujoulat, Barcelona World Race winners 2014-2015, is now safely tucked up in the city's Marina Port Vell. Second placed Neutrogena, Guillermo Altadill and José Munos, are now less than 300 miles to Gibraltar and have a nice, quite northerly, breeze which is allowing them to make 10.6kts upwind. They are now due at Gibraltar between late tomorrow 27th and Saturday 28th March.

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Shooting for the Straits
News MAR 27, 2015 07:37

Shooting for the Straits

It looks set to be a long day for Neutrogena as they sail towards the Straits of Gibraltar. The closer they get to the Straits the more the wind is going to be lighter and become mor NW'ly as they get progressively closer to the high which is sat, centred west of Lisbon, Guillermo Altadill and José Munoz have less than 110 miles to go to get into the Mediterranean and by midday that should be about 60 miles, passing Tarifa, sailing downwind in light airs around 20-22hrs.  Thereafter progress to Cabo de Gata looks fair in W'ly breezes, but the last miles up to Barcelona can be very slow and a lot may depend on local effects and how they can use them. ETA BCN is late on 31st.

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News  MAR 26, 2015 19:15

And the beat goes on!

While the Barcelona World Race winners Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam have been granted the best Spring weather the Catalan capital can muster for them to find their land legs after 84 racing days, the final 230 miles to Gibraltar for second placed Neutrogena look like being relatively straightforwards.

And the beat goes on!
News MAR 25, 2015 16:54

Closing to the line

Bernard Stamm (SUI) and Jean Le Cam (FRA) are within 15 miles and about 90 minutes of sailing time of winning the third edition of the Barcelona World Race. The Cheminées Poujoulat co-skippers were still making 8-14kts of boat speed towards the finish line off Barcelona's W-Hotel.

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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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Food and nutrition: much more than a diet
Articles MAR 12, 2015 12:09

Food and nutrition: much more than a diet

Eating well during a double-handed round the world regatta is one of the pillars of racing success. The foods must not only cover the skippers' dietary needs, but also form the basis of vast logistical operation, involving water, energy and boat performance. Jordi Griso, sports coordinator of the FNOB sailing crews tells us all about it in this video from the Barcelona World Race Ocean Campus.

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Articles  MAR 6, 2015 16:52

Farr Sighted

Since the Volvo Ocean Race started in October the daily routine in the Farr Yacht Design office changed with everyone pouring over 3 hourly scheds to check the progress of the Volvo Ocean Race.  Even the slightest slow down or unexpected maneuver has our team looking at news feeds and watching for text messages and emails while hoping it is just a cloud or an obstruction or a tactical decision and not some major damage or crew injury.  Most the time these blips have been minor issues with the exception of the Team Vestas Wind grounding, which within hours was about as serious as it gets.

Farr Sighted
Articles DEC 30, 2014 11:52

Keeping watch over the skippers

Race Direction monitor the Barcelona World Race crews around the clock, 24 hours a day, tracking the boats’ progress virtually minute by minute, mile by mile around the world, to – hopefully – Barcelona. They keep the various MRCCs (maritime rescue and surveillance organisations) updated throughout the race. And in times of crisis they are the first point of contact for the skippers and the teams, and thereafter coordinate any actions required. 

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