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2nd INTERNATIONAL OCEAN RESEARCH CONFERENCE

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All of the objects in this picture were found inside the stomach of a baby albatross. The oceans need us. That's why the Barcelona World Race and the FNOB are committed to the environment. 

We're entering pre-regatta mode Jorge Andreu

We're entering pre-regatta mode

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Interviews NOV 17, 2014

José Muñoz: "For me, sailing with Guillermo Altadill is a big responsibility"

The Chilean sailor José Muñoz is preparing to take part in the Barcelona World Race. After the 2009 Global Ocean Race this will be his second two-handed around the world race, but this time it will be non-stop. With his late friend and co-skipper Felipe Cubillos, together they were the first Chileans to sail around the world. His Barcelona World Race represents his next big personal challenge. His ambition is to do his deceased friend proud, and provide a fitting tribute. Cubillos died in an aeroplane accident in 2010. 

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José Muñoz: "For me, sailing with Guillermo Altadill is a big responsibility"
Interviews NOV 17, 2014

José Muñoz: "For me, sailing with Guillermo Altadill is a big responsibility"

The Chilean sailor José Muñoz is preparing to take part in the Barcelona World Race. After the 2009 Global Ocean Race this will be his second two-handed around the world race, but this time it will be non-stop. With his late friend and co-skipper Felipe Cubillos, together they were the first Chileans to sail around the world. His Barcelona World Race represents his next big personal challenge. His ambition is to do his deceased friend proud, and provide a fitting tribute. Cubillos died in an aeroplane accident in 2010. 

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Interviews

Anna Corbella: "We've sailed together so much that Gerard and I already think alike"

Anna Corbella well known in her home country as the first Spanish woman to circumnavigate the world nonstop and unassisted. But the slightly shy Catalan woman who misses her beach walks with her Golden Retriever dog as much as anything or anyone when she is at sea, is almost embarrassed at her recognition, and even more the strapline... ”the first Spanish woman to…”

Anna Corbella: "We've sailed together so much that Gerard and I already think alike"
Interviews FEB 20, 2014

Interview with Mike Roman: “The Barcelona World Race skippers will be scientists out there...”

Mike Roman is Past-President of The Oceanographic Society (TOS) and President of the Scientific Committee for the 2nd International Ocean Research Conference to be held in Barcelona from the 17th to the 21st of November. The American oceanographer visited Barcelona where he joined Luis Valdés, the Director of Ocean Sciences at the UNESCO Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (UNESCO-IOC) to visit the venue for the second grand meeting of the oceanographic community of the decade. He was interviewed by Santi Serrat.

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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.