December 2017

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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Los secretos de los composites en la Base Oceánica de la FNOB

14 trabajadores en el paro han aprendido y practicado con aplicaciones reales las técnicas más avanzadas que requieren los materiales compuestos en la Base Oceánica y con los barcos de la FNOB. Tras 130 horas lectivas podrán reincorporarse con mayores posibilidades a un mercado laboral que requiere una alta especialización.

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.

Alex Pella, wins the Transat Jacques Vabre with Arkema

Alex Pella and Lalou Roucayrol have sailed the Multi50 Arkema to victory in the 13th edition of the Transat Jacques Vabre after 10 days, 19 hours, 14 minutes and 19 seconds of racing between the ports of Le Havre (France) and Salvador de Bahía (Brazil). They have also smashed the record previously set by Franck-Yves and Kevin Escoffier at 12 days, 6 hours, 13 minutes y 36 seconds.

Nuevo éxito español en la Mini-Transat

Seis en la salida, seis en la llegada. En la Mini-Transat esto es ya un éxito. David Alonso, Guillermo Cañardo,Marta Güemes, Marc Miró, Pilar Pasanau y Pablo Torres han completado una nueva gesta con armas que son la esencia de la vela oceánica de alta competición: gestión, valor y tesón. Sus historias se suman al elenco de navegantes españoles - ¡son ya 29! - que han logrado acabar la regata. 

The internationally cultural Barcelona World Race

The Barcelona Cultura Foundation and the FNOB are joining forces again for the fourth edition of the Barcelona World Race. The introduction of Sydney as a stopover means that an extra dimension will be added to the programme of initiatives aimed at promoting Barcelona, Mediterranean culture and the sea