sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery

 

Sail-World.com : Barcelona World Race - Caffari and Corbella on the brink of history

Barcelona World Race - Caffari and Corbella on the brink of history

'Dee Caffari and Anna Corbella onboard Gaes Centros Auditivos - Barcelona World Race'    © K. Morgan/Full Emotions
Barcelona World Race - A slow night passing the latitudes of the Balearics, the transitional sticking point that has hampered nearly all of the five Barcelona World Race teams which have already finished, gave way to a fine last full day of racing today for Dee Caffari and Anna Corbella before they make history, expected now early morning on the finish line.

The English-Spanish duo which came together for the first time just over one year ago, enduring a full February winter delivery from Gosport down around a full storm strewn Atlantic system in to the Med to Barcelona.

It was a massive baptism by Biscay for Corbella’s first real IMOCA Open 60 experience but tomorrow the Barcelona born and bred co-skipper becomes the first Spanish woman to race non-stop around the world, while Caffari completes a remarkable fourth circumnavigation of the globe.

The British sailor will have sailed twice round the world Westabout, and tomorrow raced twice Eastabout following her sixth place in the solo 2008-2009 Vendée Globe. They are the first all-female duo to finish the Barcelona World Race.
The duo is expected back in to Barcelona around 0700-0800hrs Local time (+2hrs UTC).

Follow the arrival streamed live as Gaes Centros Auditivos cross the finish line in sixth place from 30 minutes before finish time here.

Quotes

Dee Caffari (GBR) Gaes Centros Auditivos: 'Sadly for Mediterranean the forecasts are often a bit different from the reality. We do expect that to be the case, but in fact each time it happens it is a bit of a kick in the teeth. So we are doing our best and now we are moving which is a little bit better than what it was like last night, and so I am just hoping that we cover the ground through today enough to get us closer enough so that our overnight float allows us to get in for breakfast.

It is all very positive on board today. We are very tired physically, it has been quite demanding with the sail changes and the maneuvres. We kind of expected that, so we are trying to rest while we can. But really we are also just enjoying the sailing. The sun is out. The water is flat and if you are going to have a last day’s sailing which is going to take a little longer, these are perfect conditions. We have prepared for our arrival, we have washed our hair, and done our hair and stuff, we will be smelling better than anyone would expect.

We have been talking about the finish. I have just been talking with Anna about things which will happen and so on, so in fact the more we talk about it, the more excited we get.

It has been a very positive experience for us both I think. I was very nervous about the two of us being on board and I think that has gone better than both of us expected, and definitely there are strengths and weaknesses on board and we have both worked on them, and a few frustrating moments but we dealt with them all really well.

And with Anna I don’t think it has really sunk in to her that she has sailed around the world, and I don’t think it will be for a few days, once she has spoken to a few people about it that it really will sink in.

For me it is a mixture of feeling really pleased about our success, a little frustrated because – hindsight is a great thing – thinking well I could have pushed a bit more, I could have done this, I could have done that, but you are tested in different ways each time. I had a boat-building exercise to do this time which I did not have to do last time, so you develop new skills each time. I think that overall I am really pleased. It has hard to be doing that reflective bit until we have finished.

I continue to learn all the time. One thing I am pleased with is my strategy, weather and understanding of making the right decisions has improved a lot. I have made a lot fewer mistakes. It is now about the boat and the people and keeping up the pace, backing off too early, taking it easy for a bit too long, rather than the tactical errors that I made before. I am learning, and getting the confidence to push more each time.

I have worked hard on the weather side, but I made a couple of errors and recognised them straight away which is a definite sign of progress.'

www.barcelonaworldrace.org




by Barcelona World Race

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=82378

6:25 PM Tue 12 Apr 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
MORE STORIES ...

News - USA and the World

America's Cup: Challenger calls Competitor Meeting ahead of deadline *Feature by Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz,
































































Formula Windsurfing Youth and Master Worlds overall by International Windsurfing Association,


49er and 49erFX Europeans: Pitfalls aplenty on day 1 + Video
ISAF Youth Worlds - Laser Radial sailors look to join list of legends
Coville soon to chase solo circumnavigation record in giant trimaran
Fierce competition at the Meanline Fins Slalom Challenge
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel opt for experienced winner
Bakewell-White supermaxi designed to take Transpac's Barn Door Trophy *Feature
Crew rescued by navy patrol from J/111 racer after Mayday in storm
Team Alvimedica practice in Newport, RI - Photos
18 foot skiff European Championship (Open Europeans) - Final results
Nacra 17 European Championships - No action on day 1
ISAF Youth Worlds - 29er and SL16 sailors prepare for battle + Video
Volvo Ocean Race: Eight new crew members named by teams
Volvo Ocean Race: New additions to Spanish team announced
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Phuket Island is ready to host
PWA Awaza World Cup - Cyril Moussilmani and Delphine Cousin on top
Foiling Week - Moth Class Italian Open Championship Day 2
America's Cup: Luna Rossa foiling in AC45s at their Italian base
Star World Championship - Germans claim dramatic win in Malcesine
PWA Awaza World Cup - Down to the wire in Turkmenistan
Route Halifax Saint-Pierre - Off to France!
Nacra 17 Europeans - La Grande Motte back in Olympic classes arena   
Stena Match Cup Sweden - Hansen hat trick in Marstrand + Video   
Route Halifax Saint-Pierre Race keeps an eye on Arthur   
World Match Racing Tour: See the Finals replay at the Stena Match Cup   
Newport International Boat Show unveils exciting 'At The Helm' Program   
Stena Match Cup Sweden - First blood to Hansen over Canfield + Video   
Star World Championship - Americans claim race win in Malcesine   
PWA Awaza World Cup - Weather halts action on day 4   
Clipper Race - Henri Lloyd wins OneDLL Cup into Den Helder   
Clipper Race - Close match racing in closing stages of the OneDLL Cup   
Volvo Ocean Race: Spanish play catch-up with under 100 days to go   
World Match Racing Tour: Catch the live action at the Stena Match Cup   
Finn Junior Worlds - Battle for the Jorge Bruder Silver Cup   
Mobiles drive traffic - 72% increase in Sail-World.com page view *Feature   
British Open Dragon Championship finale at Royal Lymington preview   
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Phuket is ready to host   
PWA Awaza World Cup - Valerie Ghibaudo hits back on day 3   
Star World Championship - Hard fought win on day 4 + Video   
Stena Match Cup Sweden - Action-packed match racing + Video   
Oceans of Hope yacht arrives in Portsmouth   


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







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

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.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT