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Barcelona World Race 2018-19 suspended

 
In view of the political and institutional difficulties faced in Spain, the upcoming edition of the Barcelona World Race, due to start on the 12th of January 2019 is suspended.

Over this last year, the course of events has prevented the Barcelona Ocean Sailing Foundation from ensuring a reliable sponsorship process.

And therefore guaranteeing the delivery of the best Barcelona World Race to the teams, their sponsors and the public.

The decision to suspend the race is all the more difficult given that its new format (start January 12, mandatory stopover in Sydney and possible change of co-skipper) has significantly increased interest among the IMOCA teams and strengthened its relevance within the IMOCA Globe Series calendar.

And as of today, the FNOB is starting discussions with IMOCA with the aim to secure a future edition of the Barcelona World Race in 2022-2023.

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