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The race dock is open 10h-20h. Meet the skippers, lots of free activities and information for all ages

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8 teams - 16 skippers

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Magazine

The mental game
Articles DEC 21, 2014

The mental game

Ken Way is a prominent English sports psychologist who brings experience of many different team and solo sports to his work in extreme solo and short-handed round the world and Transatlantic racing. The challenges of racing as a duo, not just seeking to perform at the highest level over a period of 90 to 100 days but actually co-habiting in a small, confined space whilst also experiencing extremes of discomfort – wet, damp, tired, hot, cold, emotional and physical exhaustion –, are all part and parcel of the Barcelona World Race. Here he gives an insight into how he helps the relationship between the two skippers work.

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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"
News DEC 16, 2014

The Mayor of Barcelona wishes ‘fair winds’ to the skippers

This morning the Mayor of Barcelona, Xavier Trias visited the Race Dock to meet the 16 Barcelona World Race skippers who represent nine different nationalities as they make their final preparations for their eight IMOCA 60s in readiness to start to the 24,000 miles non stop race around the world on December 31st

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Barcelona World Race initiative offers key skills to a truly global audience… for free
News DEC 19, 2014

Barcelona World Race initiative offers key skills to a truly global audience… for free

When it comes to the practicalities of learning skills and topics which really interest leisure and racing sailors, finding up to date and practical educational courses and study material is nearly impossible. Yes, there are countless articles on diesel engines, parking your boat, chart work and navigation, but there are precious few opportunities to learn a full further education standard course on sailing meteorology, food and nutrition for ocean racing, medicine and first aid, sleep management, all for free.

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News

Skippers Heal Thyself

For the skippers of the Barcelona World Race a full and intense Wednesday was spent learning the Medical Course at Barcelona’s Quiron Teknon Hospital. The course was delivered by the centre’s Dr. Bethlehem Gualis who is the Medical Director of the Barcelona World Race. 

Skippers Heal Thyself
News DEC 12, 2014

The Barcelona World Race magazine is Europe-wide

The official magazine of the Barcelona World Race 2014/2015 is now available. It is a 48 page publication embracing striking design in both paper and digital formats, published in six different languages: English, Spanish, Catalan, French, German and Italian. Entitled The greatest double-handed ocean challenge it is packed full of interesting content about the two handed race around the world. The magazine reaches major European markets through distribution agreements with premium sailing magazines Yachting World (UK), Náutica & Yate (Spain), Voiles et Voiliers (France), Yacht (Germany) and Fare Vela (Italy).

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Interviews

Willy Garcia: Respect and Caution

In the strict sense of the words the Garcia brothers are amateur sailors. And so when it comes down to taking on the Barcelona World Race for the first time that means both Bruno and Willy need to take three months away from their full time jobs. Bruno is an interventionist cardiologist and Will has a jewellery business. Together and individually they have built up an impressive, diverse list of ocean racing successes in the Mini and the Figaro classes. 

Willy Garcia: Respect and Caution
Interviews DEC 8, 2014

Jean Le Cam: “Our skills and experience add up to more than the sum of their parts”

He is regarded as a regular fixture on solo races and had done his share of two-handed Transats and crewed racing, but sailing two handed around the world is something almost new for the very experienced French sailor Jean Le Cam. “I did this Barcelona World Race in 2011 with Bruno Garcia but we dismasted after just 10 days, so for me that scarcely counts as useful experience”. Le Cam maintained last week when he was in Paris for the famous boat show there, Le Salon Nautic. 

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The mental game
Articles DEC 21, 2014

The mental game

Ken Way is a prominent English sports psychologist who brings experience of many different team and solo sports to his work in extreme solo and short-handed round the world and Transatlantic racing. The challenges of racing as a duo, not just seeking to perform at the highest level over a period of 90 to 100 days but actually co-habiting in a small, confined space whilst also experiencing extremes of discomfort – wet, damp, tired, hot, cold, emotional and physical exhaustion –, are all part and parcel of the Barcelona World Race. Here he gives an insight into how he helps the relationship between the two skippers work.

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Articles

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. 

Race Direction taking the strain
Articles FEB 18, 2013

Sailing in the Southern Ocean (2): ice gates, strategy and safety

Ice gates imply a massive change to the way the Southern Ocean is tackled in round the world racing. That was something that the participants were unanimous on in the round table debate: Sailing in the Southern Ocean: Ice Gates and Climate Change, held on the 5th of February 2013. Whether they were a convenient way to manage exclusion zones threw up some differing opinions.

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BWR TV

BWR weekly 19/12/14

The best footage from the 2014/15 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.