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  Date 1 Nov - 11 Nov
  Description The Barcelona World Race is a new two-handed, non-stop round the world yacht race starting on the 11th November, 2007 [and to be held every four years]. For the first time, this race will see the world's best professional sailors from both solo and fully crewed disciplines coming together to compete against each other in teams of two.

  Event Type Race
  Event Website http://www.barcelonaworldrace.com/

sail-world.com -- News - 2007-08 Barcelona World Race
Thu, 1 Nov 2007 at 12:00 to Tue, 11 Nov 2008



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Educación sin Fronteras finishes Barcelona Race By Barcelona World Race media, 4:31 AM Fri 29 Feb 2008
Educación sin Fronteras, with Barcelona-born sailor Albert Bargués and French yachtswoman Servane Escoffier onboard, sailed into home waters this morning at 06:55:02 GMT to finish the Barcelona World Race in 5th place, after an epic 108 days 18 hours, 55 minutes and 2 seconds, sailing a total distance of 27,892 miles at an average speed of 9.45 knots. ...
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Mutua Madrileña 4th in the Barcelona World Race By barcelonaworldrace.org, 12:55 PM Tue 19 Feb 2008
Spanish skippers Javier 'Bubi' Sansó and Pachi Rivero jubilantly crossed the finish line early this morning, 19th February, in Barcelona onboard Mutua Madrileña at 00:18:40 GMT making them the fourth boat to race home in the Barcelona World Race. ...
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Temenos II third boat to complete Barcelona Race By Barcelona World Race media, 8:31 AM Mon 18 Feb 2008
Dominique Wavre and Michele Paret crossed the finish line in Temenos II to become the third boat to complete the Barcelona World Race, after 98 days 7 hours, 9 minutes and 10 seconds exactly at sea. ...
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Three still battle conditions - Barcelona Race By Barcelona World Race media, 8:26 AM Sat 16 Feb 2008
Temenos II, the third-placed Swiss-French boat made their way through the Straits of Gibraltar, officially passing the penultimate scoring gate in the Gibraltar Straits early this morning 15th February at 01.30h GMT and with an elapsed time of 13days 08hours 45minutes. ...
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Hugo Boss second to finish Barcelona World Race By Barcelona World Race media, 10:08 PM Thu 14 Feb 2008
Hugo Boss crossed the finishing line, just off the Olympic Port in Barcelona, at 05:34:57 GMT on Thursday morning, which was their 95th day at sea. Braving the extremes of Southern Ocean gales along with horrific conditions near Gibraltar, just days from the finishing line. ...
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Final miles counting down for Hugo Boss By Barcelona World Race media, 12:12 PM Thu 14 Feb 2008
Hugo Boss skippers Alex Thomson and Andrew Cape are closing in on the finish line quickly, sailing close-hauled in 20 knot easterlies. The wind is forecast to shift slightly to the right, which should allow them to sail their final miles slightly more free to the wind. ...
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Hugo Boss next to finish Barcelona Race By Barcelona World Race, 6:53 AM Wed 13 Feb 2008
The latest ETA for Hugo Boss to finish is overnight Wednesday night. Temenos II is projected to finish overnight on the 16th of February, and Mutua Madrileña on the 18th. ...
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Paprec-Virbac 2 wins Barcelona World Race By Barcelona World Race, 10:32 AM Tue 12 Feb 2008
At 20h 49.49 GMT Jean-Pierre Dick and Damian Foxall steered Paprec-Virbac 2 across the finishing line to win the Barcelona World Race. The victory has been hard earned and impressive. The dynamic French-Irish duo has held the lead for the majority of the race, fending off early challenges from PRB and Veolia Environnement to grab the lead for good on December 7th. ...
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Paprec Virbac 2 in Barcelona at 20h 49.49 Monday By Event media, 9:34 AM Tue 12 Feb 2008
Jean Pierre Dick and Damian Foxall have crossed the finish line at 20h 49.49 GMT in the port of Barcelona and officially are the winners of the first edition of the Barcelona World Race. The ecstatic duo are clearly over the moon, jumping up and down in celebration of an incredible feat - 92 days 8 hours 49 minutes and 49 seconds ...
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Hugo Boss battles harsh conditions on final leg By Alex Thomson Racing, 5:47 AM Tue 12 Feb 2008
With a little over 400 miles left to the finish line off Barcelona, HUGO BOSS lies in a comfortable second place, around 700 miles ahead of third placed Temenos 2. Alex and Capey are expected to finish late on Wednesday 13th February, around 48 hours after the race leader Paprec Virbac. ...
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Paprec-Virbac expected to finish 22:00 hrs GMT By Event media, Spain , 5:20 AM Tue 12 Feb 2008
Paprec-Virbac 2 is counting down the miles as they close in on the finishing line and an historic victory in the first edition of the Barcelona World Race. Skippers Jean-Pierre Dick and Damian Foxall are expected to finish around 22:00hrs tonight. This morning, Hugo Boss joined the race leader in the Mediterranean Sea after a horrible night in the Strait of Gibraltar ...
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Finish line in sight for Paprec-Virbac 2 By Barcelona World Race media, 5:18 AM Tue 12 Feb 2008
The Paprec-Virbac 2 team is one of just two to reach the final stages of the race without having stopped, adding another layer of achievement to their success. Jean-Pierre and Damian have had to work incredibly hard to manage their equipment through 25 000 hard miles of offshore ocean sailing. ...
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