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.
Contact on the course between top spot contenders on penultimate day of Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 3, Barcelona
The penultimate day of Act 3, Barcelona, had fans glued to the racing as two of the event’s main contenders made contact on the course.
There’s cause for celebration today in Barcelona, as home team Spanish Impulse finished day two of Act 3 on a high, clocking podium finishes in both the first and last races of the day.
The first day of the 2018 Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 3, Barcelona did not disappoint, with big breeze propelling the high-speed GC32 catamarans around the course from the word go.
Today is World Oceans Day, an opportunity to emphasize the importance of caring for the sea and the future of life on our planet, as well as raising awareness of the real dangers that loom over our oceans, as a result of misuse by human beings.
The fleet of the new IMOCA regatta finished the Mediterranean course in four days
Political instability has made it difficult to guarantee delivering the event to the standards a round-the-world race deserves
“The answer is in nature” is the theme of this year’s World Water Day. Sailors are well aware of this and the FNOB continues to play a big role in exploring the seas so more can be learned about the world’s water.