News Home Video Gallery Photo Gallery : Barcelona World Race - GAES Centros Auditivos race update

Barcelona World Race - GAES Centros Auditivos race update

'Caffari and Corbella - Barcelona World Race'    Vincent Gimenez
Barcelona World Race - As Dee Caffari and Anna Corbella head past the Cape Verde islands today, the latest polling in the Barcelona World Race will be a bitter pill for the all female duo aboard GAES Centros Auditivos.

Especially after having just lost ninth position to race rivals Toño Pires and Pachi Rivero on Renault Z.E. Separated by just one mile, the girls will be desperate to reclaim their place, however with the Spanish team on Renault Z.E. currently the second fastest in the fleet at 18.4 knots, they will have their work cut out for them if they are to make good their chase.

Elsewhere in the race there have been several developments, the most notable being the dismasting of President last night at 1925hrs GMT. Skippers Jean Le Cam and Bruno Garcia are both onboard and safe as they head under engine to the more northerly tip of the Cape Verde islands. Foncia, currently in second place, have suffered damage to the crash box on the bow of their IMOCA 60 and intend to make a technical pit stop in Recife on the east coast of Brazil.

There has been another blow for fellow Brit competitor Alex Thomson who, having been declared medically fit to compete following his appendectomy, has postponed rejoining Hugo Boss due to the ill health of his baby son, Oscar, who was born four days ago.

Commenting this morning on the girls position, GAES Project Manager, Harry Spedding, said:

'There is no doubt the girls will be disappointed with their boat speed over the last 24 hours. However, they are very aware that there are still another 11 - 12 weeks of racing to go. The loss of President from the fleet is unfortunate, as the sistership to GAES Centros Auditivos she made a useful pace setter for the girls to gauge their performance off.

At the time of their dismasting President and GAES Centros Auditivos were only separated by one place in the fleet, so the girls should be content that they have not completely lost the pace.'

'I believe that the current standings are actually an aberration of the calculation used by the tracking system. In truth it will be another 24 hours before Renault Z.E. is truly ahead of GAES Centros Auditivos on the racetrack.'

Caffari and Corbella on GAES Centros Auditivos are in 10th place, 1 mile behind nearest race rivals Iker Martinez and Xabi Fernandez on Renault Z.E. Jean-Pierre Dick and Loïck Peyron onboard Virbac- Paprec 3 currently lead the Barcelona World Race.

by Coralie Rassinoux


Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

8:56 PM Tue 11 Jan 2011 GMT

Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.

Click for further information on

Related News Stories:

13 May 2011  Barcelona World Race completed as We are Water cross finish line
06 May 2011  Barcelona World Race closing ceremony attended by Royalty
24 Apr 2011  Barcelona World Race - Exciting finish of Fòrum Marítim Català + video
23 Apr 2011  Dee Caffari stays busy
22 Apr 2011  Barcelona World Race - Hugo Boss across finish line
22 Apr 2011  Barcelona World Race - Hugo Boss and FMC into the wind
21 Apr 2011  Barcelona World Race - Hugo Boss and the final miles
20 Apr 2011  Barcelona World Race - Hugo Boss set to finish Thursday
18 Apr 2011  Barcelona World Race skippers keen to cross finish line
18 Apr 2011  Barcelona World Race final days for Hugo Boss

News - USA and the World

America's Cup Book Review: Winging It - Oracle Team USA's comeback *Feature by Richard Gladwell,

Rolex China Sea Race 2014 - nip and tuck for IRC honours by RHKYC and Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, Hong Kong

HUD Vision: An interview with Afterguard Marine’s Alex Moret *Feature by David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor, Seattle

ISAF Match Race Rankings for 16 April 2014
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres – World’s best to race on French Riviera
Rolex China Sea Race – Fleet off to a clean start
America's Cup: Expected de Ridder penalty should be reduced *Feature
World Youth Sailing Week – Second edition officially presented + Video
Rolex China Sea Race - Sailing classic returns
Les Voiles de St Barth – Fired up for battle
CNN Mainsail Down Under for the 75th JJ Giltinan Trophy - 18ft skiffs
Volvo Ocean Race: North Sails on outfitting the Volvo 65
Image gallery: James Cook High's Royal encounter on Steinlager 2 *Feature
Volvo Ocean Race - Maersk Line named shipping partner
Congressional Cup - Victory for Taylor Canfield and crew
SSV Oliver Hazard Perry joins America's Tall Ship fleet + Video
2014 Halifax – Saint-Pierre Ocean Race
Oyster Regatta Antigua - Glorious conditions prevail on final day
WWA Pro Card Qualifier - Pro Cards earned at Freedom Wake Park
Christmas Caribbean Rally - Top class sailors to compete
Earth Day boater tips
Anna Tunnicliffe - from CrossFit to Extreme 40's
Charleston Race Week - Photos by Chris Howell
Image Gallery: Stratis SL33 flies on the Waitemata   
Audi Melges 20- Sperry Topsider Charleston Race Week - Light final day   
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - PSP Logistics prepares for USA   
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères - Crème of the crop to compete   
Congressional Cup: Luna Rossa makes podium in first event   
Int 14 World Championships 2015 launch new event website   
International Optimist Regatta Clinic and Team Race - Register now!   
Congressional Cup: World top rankers finish that way in Long Beach   
Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week Day 3 finale   
America's Cup: Gino Morrelli outlines the new AC62 design   
Doyle Sails New Zealand signs Andrew Brown as One Design Manager   
America's Cup: Dean Barker's Blog - A sail with the Duke and Duchess *Feature   
29er World Youth Sailing Week Easter regatta - Day 1 and 2 overall   
C Thomas Clagett Jr Memorial Clinic/Regatta - Entries start to roll in   
50th Congressional Cup: See the delayed coverage and media conferences   
Clipper Race 10 Day 27: Closing stages - Qingdao to San Francisco   
Canfield, Williams, Bruni, Swinton in Congressional Cup final four   
Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week - Day 2   
Audi Melges 20 Charleston Race Week - Perfect conditions in Charleston   
Oyster Regatta Antigua - Full on ocean conditions for day 3   

For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News  

Switch Default Region to:

Social Media





New Zealand

United Kingdom

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World






Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text


Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery


Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery





Privacy Policy



Cookie Policy



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.