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Skippers Heal Thyself
News DEC 17, 2014

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. 

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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
News DEC 13, 2014

Setting The Safety Zone

One change which is being promoted in agreement with the skippers for this edition of the Barcelona World Race is that the series of ice gates which were a feature of the last race, and for example of the Vendee Globe, have been replaced by an exclusion zone which ringfences the Antarctic ice zones. In essence 72 points - one each 5 degrees of longitude - form a polygon inside which the Barcelona World Race skippers must not pass.

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Skippers Heal Thyself
News DEC 17, 2014

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. 

Read more »

News

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

The Mayor of Barcelona wishes ‘fair winds’ to the skippers
News DEC 12, 2014

Young Hearts and Minds Launch the Barcelona World Race

As the race pontoon for the Barcelona World Race was opened to the public at 18 days before the two-handed race, non stop around the world starts on 31st December It was not the 16 skippers who took centre stage today but 450 children from as far afield as Andorra, Perpignan and Madrid. 

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Willy Garcia: Respect and Caution
Interviews DEC 17, 2014

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. 

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Interviews

Conrad the Kiwi Chameleon

Conrad Colman is lining up to race the Barcelona World Race for the first time. He hopes the race will prove a useful stepping stone as he pursues his final goal. His career target is to complete the Vendee Globe as the first Kiwi to do so. That has been his target since he got into solo and short handed ocean racing seven years ago. Since 2008 he has called Brittany his home, has a French fiance and has worked as preparateur, rigger, sailmaker for French projects. He admits he thinks and dreams in French some of the time. Although his first ocean passage was as a three month old baby with his cruising mum and dad, he only came back to offshore sailing after eight years in the USA where he graduated in Economics and set up an innovative bike building business. Now here he is making ready for his second ocean race around the world, as a late replacement co-skipper on Spirit of Hungary

Conrad the Kiwi Chameleon
Interviews DEC 5, 2014

Didac Costa: "I will miss being the freedom to wander, to walk where I want"

For Catalan co-skipper Didac Costa the 2014/2015 Barcelona World Race will be a big step up to what he has been used to. He has never been in the Southern Ocean, his longest sail has been a Transatlantic and he has only recently started with the IMOCA 60 class. He sails the older, well proven One Planet, One Ocean and Pharmaton with Aleix Gelabert, whose first circumnavigation this will be. But the Spanish sailor, who has graduated through the Mini650 Class, says he is ready for the challenge. 

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Race Direction taking the strain
Articles NOV 4, 2014

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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Articles

Racing, Athletes and Machines: the quest for the perfect balance

All of the participants at the Racing, Athletes and Machines debate held on the 24th of April were in agreement on one key objective; the need to find a balance between innovation, cost and safety in the search for a set of rules to regulate open format racing. The new IMOCA rules were at the heart of the discussion.

Competición, deportistas y máquinas: la búsqueda del equilibrio
Articles JAN 26, 2013

UFOs, tough as ice... and everywhere

Collisions with Unidentified Floating Objects (UFOs) have shown themselves to pose a considerable danger to sailors, with the rate of accidents and retirements in ocean races shooting up in recent years. This is a reality directly linked to the decline in the marine environment and goes hand in hand with the issue of ice when it comes to developing detection systems. In this article we will take a look at some of the most significant incidents involving floating objects and discuss the vulnerability of modern ocean-going yachts, as well as examining the technology being developed to make them safer.

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BWR TV

Seems like yesterday

Relive the ocean adventure with the best footage from the 2010/11 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.