BWR TV - 30/01/2014

RACE DAY 31

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Dinner is served on Renault Captur
Emails from the boats JAN 30, 2015 20:28

Dinner is served on Renault Captur

Hello,
Today it's actually a sunny day (yes, we are in the South, hard to believe).

So as promised, we have some photos of our daily rations.

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Cereal, pudding or English breakfast (you know like with beans tomato and sausage)

Lunch:

Freeze dried
Curry pork, fish and potatoes, or Chicken korma or ... (there are at least 15 or 20 different dishes)
Freeze dried deser
Fruits (very surprising) or chocolate mousse, milk or rice or ...

Treats: Twice a week, 'Groix Nature', excellent fish rillettes Grondin Massalla (speciality of the ile de groix) ,
Thank you Christian, Erwann and the team Groix Natur Lorient we met at the GP Guyader in Douarnenez.

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News

In the Middle of Nowhere

Another landmark will be ticked off tomorrow for Barcelona World Race leaders Cheminées Poujoulat when they sail north of the lonely Kerguelen Islands.
Coralled north by the race's Antarctic Exclusion Zone, Bernard Stamm and Jean La Cam will pass 300 miles north of the island archipelago which are in every sense one of the most isolated, lonely spots on planet earth, over 2000 miles from the nearest significantly populated area.
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In the Middle of Nowhere
News JAN 29, 2015 21:00

From Renault Captur

We are approaching the exclusion zone fully loaded on a reach. The wind of around twenty knots has declined as expected and will move north in the coming hours.

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In the Middle of Nowhere
News JAN 30, 2015 17:00

In the Middle of Nowhere

Another landmark will be ticked off tomorrow for Barcelona World Race leaders Cheminées Poujoulat when they sail north of the lonely Kerguelen Islands.
Coralled north by the race's Antarctic Exclusion Zone, Bernard Stamm and Jean La Cam will pass 300 miles north of the island archipelago which are in every sense one of the most isolated, lonely spots on planet earth, over 2000 miles from the nearest significantly populated area.
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News

Leaders Pass North of Kerguelen Sunday

Leaders Cheminées Poujoulat continue to have the more favourable course, a routing keeping them comfortably 40 miles north of the Antarctic Exclusion Zone. Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam have opened their lead a further 25 miles overnight, now out to 255 miles ahead of second placed Neutrogena, Guillermo Altadill and José Munoz.

Leaders Pass North of Kerguelen Sunday
News JAN 28, 2015 21:23

Simply Quicker

Cheminées Poujoulat are simply quicker this evening. As they arc slightly south and close down the separation which Neutrogena have, they are still making over 17kts averages while Neutrogena are still in the region of 15kts.
Renault Captur became the fourth boat to pass the longitude of Good Hope this afternoon, entering the Indian Ocean at 1630hrs UTC.

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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

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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How to consult a doctor
Articles JAN 30, 2015 15:07

How to consult a doctor

Out on the oceans, the doctor is at a distance. Videoconferencing and the Medical Guide form the foundations of telemedicine, a discipline in itself, requiring the use of cutting-edge technology and a strict code of communication. In this video, Dr Belén Gualis, the medical director of the regatta, simulates a long-distance medical consultation with Dídac Costa, skipper on One Planet, One Ocean, Pharmaton.

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Articles

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. 

Keeping watch over the skippers
Articles NOV 4, 2014 16:49

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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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.