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Barcelona World Race - GAES Becalmed FULL STORY HERE

Becalmed in the South Indian Ocean with no escape south becuase of the Antarctic Exclusion Zone means a painful waiting game for Anna Corbella and Gérard Marin on GAES Centros Auditivos. For all that the Southern Ocean is renowned for big winds and big seas, the Spanish duo who are in third place in the Barcelona Round the World Race maybe found it incongruous that they spent time Thursday trying to make just two or three knots of boat speed in next to no wind, but all the time fourth placed Renault Captur were catching miles back on them, and the two leaders were moving further away.

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G New
30 January 2015 6:12 GMT
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Barcelona World Race - Four weeks into the Long Game FULL STORY HERE

Four weeks after the Barcelona World Race started on a warm, sunny afternoon off the Catalan capital, just hours before 2014 became 2015, and the fleet is now well spread over very nearly 3000 miles of ocean. Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam on Cheminées Poujoulat are pushing on well in the relatively moderate conditions of the South Indian Ocean, teasing their margin out today beyond 200 miles once again, ahead of Neutrogena, Guillermo Altadill and José Munoz.


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G New
28 January 2015 17:35 GMT
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Barcelona World Race - Leaders split paths en route to Crozet Islands FULL STORY HERE

As the leaders of the Barcelona World Race race to the Crozet Islands, once again their paths have diverged – Neutrogena around 200 miles to the south-west of first-placed Cheminées Poujoulat on the water, and gaining around 40 miles in the past 24 hours.


G New
27 January 2015 20:39 GMT
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Barcelona World Race - 3,500-mile game of chase across the Southern Ocean FULL STORY HERE

Neutrogena has become the second boat in the Barcelona World Race fleet to enter the Indian Ocean, crossing the 20°E meridian line at 21.35 yesterday evening. Guillermo Altadill and Jose Munoz’s gamble of diving to the south in the final stages of the Atlantic saw them cross the southernmost tip of Africa around 12 hours behind first-placed Cheminées Poujoulat, but crucially they go into this evening within the same weather system as Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam.


G New
26 January 2015 18:47 GMT
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Barcelona World Race - Round Cape of Good Hope FULL STORY HERE

The first of the iconic Great Capes has been passed in the Barcelona World Race with Cheminées Poujoulat rounding the Cape of Good Hope earlier Sunday morning. Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam passed 20° E around 400 miles south of Cape Agulhas – the southernmost tip of Africa – at 09:35 am (UTC) Sunday and have begun the Indian Ocean leg of their race around Antarctica.

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G New
25 January 2015 17:58 GMT
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Quantum Key West Race Week - Crash, Bang, Wallop finish FULL STORY HERE

Howling winds and rough seas challenging the competitors on the final day of Quantum Key West Race Week 2015 forcing the top contenders to raise their game in order to claim overall victory. Race committee personnel reported wind gusts of nearly 30 knots during the second race on Friday and that made for some spectacular racing.

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G New
24 January 2015 16:55 GMT
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Barcelona World Race - Proper Roaring 40s FULL STORY HERE

The Barcelona World Race leaders are now about 650 miles from Cape of Good Hope. Yesterday and last night continued to see a steady dividend for Neutrogena, Guillermo Altadill and José Munoz sailing more or less parallel to the exclusion zone, about 45 miles north of it. They have been quicker than rivals Cheminées Poujoulat and so reduced their deficit now to 89 miles. Both the top boats will have a series of gybes in the next 48 hours as they close the longitude of Good Hope.

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G New
23 January 2015 7:29 GMT
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Barcelona World Race - Neutrogena split from current leaders FULL STORY HERE

From sailing the length of the Atlantic virtually neck and neck, this morning the Barcelona World Race leaders were nearly 400 miles apart, after second-placed Neutrogena split from current leaders Cheminées Poujoulat, gybing south in search of new weather systems and stronger westerly breezes.

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G New
20 January 2015 17:57 GMT
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Barcelona World Race - Heading into the Southern Ocean FULL STORY HERE

The leading boats in the Barcelona World Race are expected to reach 40°S, the border post of the ‘deep south’, on Wednesday. So for leaders Cheminées Poujoulat and their nearest rivals Neutrogena, as well as third-placed Gaes Centros Auditivos, today was a day to prepare – mentally, practically and tactically – for the fast-approaching challenges of the Southern Ocean.

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19 January 2015 17:55 GMT






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