BWR TV - 24/01/2014

RACE DAY 25

Good Hope, here we come!

Good Hope, here we come!

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Exit lane
News JAN 25, 2015 06:53

Exit lane

Cheminées Poujoulat is less than 50 miles from crossing the 20°E waypoint which signals the exit of the Atlantic. At this morning’s 0500hrs update they were at 18°34 E, passing the longitude of the Cape of Good Hope, and are expected to reach Cape Agulhas at 20°E by around 11am (GMT) this morning, beginning the Indian Ocean stage of the Barcelona World Race.

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Meteo

Weather Forecast 25/01/2015

An active west-to-east progression of weather systems moving south of South Africa is providing a fast conveyer belt eastward for Cheminees Poujoulat, Neutrogena, and GAES Centros Auditivos. Renault Captur and We Are Water are getting close to reaching the stronger winds, while One Planet is sailing across the eastern side of high pressure trying to get south toward the stronger breezes. Spirit of Hungary is still struggling to reach stronger winds on the other side of the subtropical ridge near 27S.

Weather Forecast 25/01/2015
News JAN 24, 2015 07:49

The tenth degree

Overnight Cheminées Poujoulat passed 10°E and 40°S, and is now in the final approach to the Cape of Good Hope, expected to pass tomorrow morning. Picking up a band of strong pressure this morning, they were sailing at just over 19 knots at today’s 0500hrs update, and averaging the highest pace of the fleet overnight at 17 knots.

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Exit lane
News JAN 25, 2015 06:53

Exit lane

Cheminées Poujoulat is less than 50 miles from crossing the 20°E waypoint which signals the exit of the Atlantic. At this morning’s 0500hrs update they were at 18°34 E, passing the longitude of the Cape of Good Hope, and are expected to reach Cape Agulhas at 20°E by around 11am (GMT) this morning, beginning the Indian Ocean stage of the Barcelona World Race.

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Ducking and diving

This evening the two front-runners continue to choose very different paths on the final approach to the Cape of Good Hope waypoint.

Ducking and diving
News JAN 23, 2015 17:59

A Special Argo Day

Today is Argo Day for the skippers competing in the Barcelona World Race. The crews participating in the only double-handed, non-stop, unassisted race around the world will each deploy an Argo float in support of international ocean monitoring efforts to improve our understanding of the ocean system and climate change. The 3rd edition of the Barcelona World Race, a lap of the globe starting and finishing in Barcelona (Spain), kicked off on 31 December 2014. This is an extreme sporting challenge and ocean adventure that puts human limits to the test. It is also the only high-level race that translates a commitment to ocean protection into action.

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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

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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Keeping watch over the skippers
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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Articles

Grand designs

Without doubt Nandor Fa is an enigma when it comes to sheer fight and determination, but the 61 years old Hungarian skipper is totally unique in the world of IMOCA 60 racing in having designed his boat himself, and built a lot of it. He is a self taught designer, although he spent time in the 1980’s in the design office in Australia of Ben Lexcen not long after his successful wing keeled 12 Metre Australia II had won the America’s Cup. Yacht design, he asserts, is his hobby, his way of relaxing from the pressures of his business (designing and installing marinas). As well as the three 60 footers he has designed he has a number of smaller yacht designs in his native Hungary. 

Grand designs
Articles APR 29, 2013 01:00

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.

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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.