December 2017

Samantha Davies and Tanguy de Lamotte, on course for Barcelona

The British sailor has confirmed her pre-registration for the Barcelona World Race 2018/19 teaming up with French yachtsman Tanguy de Lamotte. The exceptional duo join the list of 15 teams who have also announced entries for the double-handed round the world regatta in 2018/19.

A new era for the Barcelona World Race!

The Barcelona World Race unveiled its new format to the sailing community today, a format which opens up horizons for the expansion of the IMOCA fleet. This edition has some exciting new ingredients: two legs, Barcelona-Sydney-Barcelona and an option to substitute the co-skipper. The fourth edition of the Barcelona World Race has already received an enthusiastic response from skippers. 16 teams have added the regatta to their racing calendar.

New format Barcelona World Race to be unveiled

The fourth edition of the round the world regatta, starting and finishing in Barcelona is in preparation, packed full of new sporting and organisational features, including a format change with a stopover in Sydney and a new Regatta Control Centre in Barcelona.

November 2017

Barcelona World Race on my mind

Just before the start of the Transat Jacques Vabre, the IMOCA skippers were already thinking about the starting line of the fourth edition of the double-handed round the world race.

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Jacques Caraës back as Race Director

At 14 months from the start of the regatta, the Barcelona World Race 2018/19 has put together the Race Management team, which will be headed up by Jacques Caraës who will be joined by Guillaume Evrard, Hubert Lemmonier and Javier Villalonga.

Port Innova 2018: the FNOB launches social challenge

Following on from the success of two previous editions, Port Innova has kicked off its new academic year. The students at the professional training centres and the teams heading up the four companies located within the Port of Barcelona are all working hard on developing projects aimed at providing an innovative response to the challenges of growth in the shipping, boat-building and nautical sector in Barcelona. The FNOB played host to the launch of the latest edition and set the students a challenge to make sailing one of Barcelona’s favourite sports.

Forever Isabel

Our dear Isabel Genís, who was one of the keys to the success of the Barcelona World Race, died on Monday following an illness. Isabel headed up the communications team for the round the world regatta for all three of the editions of the competition and had a huge hand in taking the event to its status as one of the most prestigious regattas in the international sailing calendar.

Jean-Pierre Dick wins Transat Jacques Vabre… number four!

Racing with Yann Eliès, the twice-winner of the Barcelona World Race has seized yet another victory in the two-crew transatlantic classic, making this his fourth win. On board St Michel-Virbac he has smashed the IMOCA record that he and Loïck Peyron have held for the class since 2005 by 1 hour and 42 minutes.

On-board telecommunications: FNOB launches business challenge

Efficient, user-friendly, durable, energy-saving, highly water-resistant and resistant to variations in temperature and shock-proof. What are we talking about? Any multimedia device which is able to capture and transmit quality content on board a top-flight yacht racing at top speed across the world’s oceans. That is the technological challenge launched by the FNOB at the SynergyS Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona.