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26.02.2014 - The return of Guillermo Altadill: “Sailing double-handed is a bit like being in a marriage: it's not about who makes the decisions, but about who gives way”

The ocean's fastest Spaniard of all time is making a comeback in one of the few challenges to elude him so far: from Barcelona to Barcelona via the three capes. He's gearing up for the adventure with co-skipper José Muñoz and Neutrogena, a sponsor with total commitment to the sea's greatest... More
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20.02.2014 - Neutrogena® joins the Barcelona World Race 2014/2015

The team are the fourth entry to sign up for the two-crew, round the world regatta. Guillermo Altadill returns to the Barcelona World Race line-up and José Muñoz becomes the first South American sailor to take part in an IMOCA round the world event. More
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10.02.2014 - Gerard Marín: less explosive, more reflective

He's working hard alongside Anna Corbella as he prepares for his second Barcelona World Race. Both skippers are a great example of the perfect evolution towards solo and double-handed sailing. They are Mini Class experts and both have a Barcelona World Race under their belts, and last year the pair unveiled their... More
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07.02.2014 - Teachers on the starting line of the Barcelona World Race 2014-15 Educational Programme

Teachers will have the chance to take part in the training course, recognised by Catalunya's Department for Education, which will prepare them for the Educational Programme as part of the 3rd edition of the Barcelona World Race. More
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03.02.2014 - Sébastien Audigane: “I prefer fleet racing to breaking records”

Sébastien Audigane raced against Jörg Riechers in the Laser Class some 20 years ago; now he's training hard alongside the skipper on Mare as the pair prepare for the Barcelona World Race. Sébastien broke the Route D'Or (New York – San Francisco) record last year and he's eager to... More
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28.01.2014 - How does an Argo float work?

The Argo floats will transform the Barcelona World Race skippers into front-line scientific agents. Thanks to the collaboration with the UNESCO-IOC, all of the boats taking part in the regatta will be carrying one of these invaluable oceanographic data collectors and transmitters on board. They will be launching the... More
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24.01.2014 - Jörg Riechers, ocean star at the Boot Dusseldorf

The German skipper who will take on the Barcelona World Race alongside Sébastien Audigane on Mare described the world of the IMOCAs and his training schedule at the Dusseldorf International Boat Show.  More
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31.12.2013 - Countdown to the Barcelona World Race 2014/15!

There are just 365 days to go until the third edition kicks off. It's the start of a fantastic year for sailing which will culminate in the start of the greatest double-handed ocean sailing challenge, departing at 13:00 (GMT+1) on December 31st. More
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18.12.2013 - Alex Thomson and Pepe Ribes pair up on Hugo Boss for the Barcelona World Race

When British skipper Alex Thomson revealed today in Barcelona that his successful sponsorship with Hugo Boss will continue for a further four years, it was confirmed that both the 2014-15 Barcelona World Race - the two handed non stop race around the world - and next June’s 2014 Ocean Masters New York to... More
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14.12.2013 - Skippers and video: screenwriters, directors, producers and actors

The production and broadcasting of video coverage of regattas has evolved in spectacular fashion since the early round the world challenges. Today they are cornerstones of communication, and skippers must learn to be experts at video direction and production at sea. As always, it's the human factor in the content... More
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