Francesc Terrón i Cusí, municipal manager of the Institut Barcelona Esports, has been appointed Managing Director of the FNOB by the Foundation’s Board of Patrons. The new director replaces Xosé Carlos Fernández. Terrón’s principle challenge with regards to the FNOB’s agenda, is the organisation of the fourth edition of the Barcelona World Race.
Antoine Mermod chose the Barcelona Ocean Sailing Foundation (FNOB) headquarters to present the new IMOCA Globe Series championship and the recent agreement with the Volvo Ocean Race.
The approval of the tax exemptions for the sponsorship of the Barcelona World Race 2022-2023 as an event of exceptional interest has been published in the Spanish Official State Gazette. The inter-administrative commission that regulates the tax incentives of the 2022-2023 edition will be made official shortly.
In recent months, ocean sailing has undergone a series of changes that will undoubtedly and hugely condition the future of this sport. On the one hand, the announcement of the new IMOCA GLOBE SERIES World Championship and, on the other hand, the new agreement between the IMOCA class and the VOLVO OCEAN RACE that will allow all races to be raced in the same boat, the IMOCA60.