Neutrogena, on Monday 30 18:30 h; GAES Centros Auditivos, on Thursday 2 Gilles Martin-Raget

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Neutrogena, on Monday 30 18:30 h; GAES Centros Auditivos, on Thursday 2

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Night Moves,
News MAR 29, 2015 08:50

Night Moves,

Neutrogena are playing the changes between the light night breeze and the day's winds well but early this morning they are slowed back to just 4.5kts and are close to the Spanish coast at Murcia having gybed close to Cartagena last night.
Guillermo Altadill and José Munoz will continue to sail light downwind breezes through today, passing close to Ibiza tonight, probably around 2200hrs then should hav good W'ly winds to Barcelona where they are due to finish around 1430hrs Monday afternoon.
GAES Centros Auditivos are closing to Gibraltar, 50 miles away, making a steady 8kts in a light N'ly breeze. They should be in to Barcelona midday on the 1st April

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Meteo  MAR 29, 2015 08:26

Weather Forecast 29/03/2015

Second place Neutrogena is sailing along the southeastern Spanish coast, but will slow as it enters a transition zone around Denia and Ibiza this morning. Further north, there is NW Mistral flow off the coast just south of Barcelona. GAES Centros Auditivos has had moderate N'lies crossing the Gulf of Cadiz. These winds back W'ly through Gibraltar Strait, and they should experience a moderate W'ly in the exit region downwind of Gibraltar Strait as they sail into the Alboran Sea. One Planet, One Ocean & Pharmaton and We Are Water are reaching north in E'ly trade winds. These winds are forecast to build today as they sail further north. They may be able to head up a bit to start cutting the distance to Gibraltar very soon. Renault Captur is through the Doldrums and in moderate NNE/NE trades, although these may ease somewhat later today/tonight as they sail further north. Spirit of Hungary is in very light airs before they transition to the E'ly trade winds at about 16S.

Weather Forecast 29/03/2015
Meteo MAR 28, 2015 07:08

Weather Forecast 28/03/2015

Second place Neutrogena has entered the Mediterranean and transitions to dealing with lighter, more changeable winds and considering the land and seas breezes along the coast of Spain. Fortunately, for the next 24 hours, light to moderate following SW/W winds are expected to carry them toward the finish. Third place GAES Centros Auditivos is still making relatively slow progress north/northeast as they fight moderate N/NE winds off the African coast and into the Gulf of Cadiz. One Planet, One Ocean & Pharmaton and We Are Water continue to experience veering trade winds as they sail north. This is allowing both of them, but especially We Are Water to hedge back east from their far westerly position. Renault Captur got trapped in the doldrums yesterday, but made enough progress north so that they should break free into the NNE/NE trade winds at the Equator today. Spirit of Hungary has reached the transition to the SE trades. There is a wide area of light wind for them to negotiate before reaching more consistent breezes north of 15S.

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Night Moves,
News MAR 29, 2015 08:50

Night Moves,

Neutrogena are playing the changes between the light night breeze and the day's winds well but early this morning they are slowed back to just 4.5kts and are close to the Spanish coast at Murcia having gybed close to Cartagena last night.
Guillermo Altadill and José Munoz will continue to sail light downwind breezes through today, passing close to Ibiza tonight, probably around 2200hrs then should hav good W'ly winds to Barcelona where they are due to finish around 1430hrs Monday afternoon.
GAES Centros Auditivos are closing to Gibraltar, 50 miles away, making a steady 8kts in a light N'ly breeze. They should be in to Barcelona midday on the 1st April

Read more »

News  MAR 28, 2015 18:03

Barcelona Ready to Welcome Neutrogena

It's small Cape, a local Spanish landmark, but it could be argued that it's the most definitive one of the Barcelona World Race. Cape Horn may be the biggest challenge of the two handed round the world race, but if you are not passing Cabo de Gata on the SE corner of Spain you are not finishing.

Barcelona Ready to Welcome Neutrogena
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.

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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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