Posted by: links on Dec 15, 2010
Dear Akaza-Blog Reader,
Even if you are not that interested in boats, you may have heard about this racing event? The Barcelona World Race is the first only double-handed (two-crew) regatta around the world. This is a non-stop regatta with some outside assistance permitted, although subject to rules and penalties. The Barcelona World Race 2010/11 is the second edition of the regatta. The first was in 2007/08. The start will be given on 31st of December 2010 at 13:00 opposite Hotel W in the Port of Barcelona. The arrival of the leading entries is forecast for the end of March 2011.The course is from Barcelona to Barcelona via three capes: Good Hope, Leeuwin and Horn, Cook Strait, putting Antarctica to starboard. There are 15 teams registered. The length of the course is approximately 25,000 nautical miles (46,300 km) along the Great Circle line, the shortest route traced on a map across the world. The Barcelona World Race covers almost all of the world’s macroclimatic zones, with the added obstacle of the Mediterranean and the passage through the Straits of Gibraltar and Cook.
Here you can see a map of the route:
The race village, also called the Moll Barcelona world Race, will open from the 18th of December until the 6th of January. You will maybe have the chance to talk to the most important oceanic navigators in the world and to experience the last days of preparation for the start of the Barcelona World Race. The 4000 square meters village, located in the Barceloneta area, will have a free access and will be open everyday from 10am to 10pm. In front of the village you will find an activity area to know more about sailing.
Moreover you have the possibility to attend The International Congress on Ocean Sailing and Environment which will take place from 28th to 30th of December and will intend to provide an overview on ocean sailing and the role of oceans in climate change. For this you can register online.
Check the official website to have more information:
The Races start from Port Vell Barceloneta. To get a great view come down to Barceloneta Beach. Or even find an apartment with sea view to enjoy the event from your balcony.
Akaza team is happy to help you find one out of the many Barcelona apartments for your stay.