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BWR TV - 26/02/2015

RACE DAY 58

Saturday: A Date with Cape Horn‏

Saturday: A Date with Cape Horn‏

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Et Bon Weekend Bernard and Jean!...and Guillermo and Jose and Anna and Gerard....
News FEB 27, 2015 07:33

Et Bon Weekend Bernard and Jean!...and Guillermo and Jose and Anna and Gerard....

Right through until Sunday, when they should be level with the latitude of Buenos Aires, Cheminées Poujoulat will continue to have good, fast downwind conditions. They are riding north of a low pressure in 30-35kts winds. Through Saturday night it will get lighter and by Sunday it is a little more complex, but life is good for Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam who are 1097 miles ahead of Neutrogena.

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Meteo  FEB 27, 2015 05:48

Weather Forecast 27-FEB-2015

In the leading eastern fleet, gains are expected to continue for Cheminees Poujoulat as a strong SWíly flow from Cape Horn to north to 40S  gives them good downwind running conditions for the nest day or two.
Neutrogena and GAES Centros Auditivos are making good progress toward The Horn on a building W to NW flow. The western fleet have been in tricky conditions negotiating complex low pressure which has moved south out of the sub-tropics. Some moderate to fresh upwind conditions and short, rough seas slowed progress late yesterday. However as the low moves south of them today/tonight, their eastward pace will quicken.

Weather Forecast 27-FEB-2015
News FEB 25, 2015 18:09

Two Different Worlds Separated by Cape Horn

With Cheminées Poujoulat making good progress up the Atlantic, making close to 18kts, 120 miles SW of the Falklands, Cape Horn marks the frontier between the two different worlds inhabited by skippers on the Barcelona World Race.

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Et Bon Weekend Bernard and Jean!...and Guillermo and Jose and Anna and Gerard....
News FEB 27, 2015 07:33

Et Bon Weekend Bernard and Jean!...and Guillermo and Jose and Anna and Gerard....

Right through until Sunday, when they should be level with the latitude of Buenos Aires, Cheminées Poujoulat will continue to have good, fast downwind conditions. They are riding north of a low pressure in 30-35kts winds. Through Saturday night it will get lighter and by Sunday it is a little more complex, but life is good for Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam who are 1097 miles ahead of Neutrogena.

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News  FEB 26, 2015 16:48

Pedestrian Pacific Atlantic Express

If, in the end, the Pacific gave up race leaders Cheminées Poujoulat without too much of a fight and since Wednesday morning, the Atlantic, in turn, has opened its fastest toll-free lane north east to Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam, the Pacific seems rather more keen to hold on to second and third placed Neutrogena and GAES Centros Auditivos.

Renault Captur in sixth has been deflected back to the North East by headwinds as they pursue We Are Water and One Planet, One Ocean & Pharmaton. Both of the Barcelona IMOCA 60s have been in light breezes, windstrengths more usual for summer in their native Mediterranean than the south Pacific.

Pedestrian Pacific Atlantic Express
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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The heart of an ocean athlete
Articles FEB 17, 2015 15:53

The heart of an ocean athlete

The physical requirements to complete a round the world regatta such as the Barcelona World Race are exceptional. That's why the medical check-ups prior to the start of the race include an exercise test. In this video you can find out how Aleix Gelabert got on with his at the Hospital Quirón Teknon.

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Articles  FEB 13, 2015 09:11

Ice: all eyes on the planet

Satellite detection is key in both locating the position of ice and but also in terms of reliably predicting where the ice may drift. 

This is a fascinating field with many applications beyond its use in the world of sport.

Ice: all eyes on the planet
Articles DEC 23, 2014 15:43

Bossing the business

Stewart Hosford runs one of the biggest and most prominent IMOCA race teams through the 5 Degrees West company, which in this instance look after Alex Thomson’s Hugo Boss and Neutrogena, the Farr design which took third in the Vendée Globe in the hands of Alex Thomson. Hosford joined Alex Thomson just before their slightly turbulent start to the last Barcelona World Race. As well as expanding and optimising their commercial interests, he was instrumental in the changes which massively improved reliability, ensuring that Alex brought an older, but well proven IMOCA 60 on to the Vendée Globe podium, thereby producing a much needed race result just on time. Hugo Boss have committed to Alex for the foreseeable future, ensuring that he now has a new Hugo Boss – a VPLP-Verdier design – in build. 

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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.