December 2018 - April 2019
The round-the-world yachting trip starts here with the 4th Barcelona World Race. A sporting challenge and ocean-going adventure that tests the limits of human endurance.
The Barcelona World Race is the first and only double-handed (two crew per boat), non-stop, round the world regatta with just one port of call: Sydney. It is a lap of the globe starting and finishing in Barcelona. External assistance is permitted, although there are strict penalty regulations.
Organised by the Fundació Navegació Oceànica Barcelona (FNOB), the regatta is part of the IMOCA Ocean Masters World Championships, with a coefficient of 8 and categorisation as an ISAF Major Event.
The Barcelona World Race covers some 23,000 nautical miles, circumnavigating the globe from Barcelona to Barcelona, putting the capes of Good Hope (South Africa), Leeuwin (Australia) and Horn (Chile) to port and the Antarctic to starboard. During the three-month race, the skippers make their way through 12 climate zones and cross three oceans, as well as sailing in the Mediterranean Sea.
The crews race on IMOCA 60 yachts which are 18 metres long. The tallest mast is 29 metres, nearly the equivalent of a ten-storey building.
The IMOCA Class crews are looking into the possibility of a setting a new departure date in January 2019, depending on the extreme weather conditions the fleet may encounter as it passes Cape Horn.
During the race, the crews will cross the most inhospitable seas on the planet and endure the most extreme weather conditions as they sail towards the finishing line in the most gruelling ocean regatta of them all. Make sure you don’t miss the start of this thrilling adventure from the Barcelona seafront!
Fundació Navegació Oceànica Barcelona (FNOB)
Antic Edifici Remolcadors
Moll de Levant, 1
08039 - Barcelona
Tel. 935 579 700