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Barcelona accumulates a record of great experiences, marked by memorable sailing competition events and sporting events.


Around the Mediterranean to upgrade from category C to B solo in the Mini 6.50 class.

Over 800 miles solo, around Barcelona, the Balearic Islands and the Valencian Community, and with their participation they obtain the necessary miles to be able to take part in the Les Sables-Azores regatta, the most important event on the 2022 calendar in the Atlantic.

This event is organised by the FNOB, with the collaboration of Base Mini Barcelona, Marina Vela Barcelona, Club Nautic Sa Ràpita as the organising Club and with the support of the Royal Spanish Sailing Federation. The regattas of the event are part of the qualifying circuit of the Mini650 Class.


II. Regata BaseMini FNOB Barcelona

Warm-up preamble for Minitransat 2021 minis going for Minitransat 2021

The Base Mini FNOB regatta is a 420-mile double-handed course around the smaller islands of the Balearic Islands. The circuit could be sailed in one direction or the other depending on the weather conditions.

The skippers must sail in pairs and without assistance, leaving from Marina Vela Barcelona towards the Balearic Islands, passing through Dragonera, Sa Ràpita, Cabrera, Tagomago, Columbretes and going back up to Barcelona.

The Mini FNOB Base race was included in the official 2021 calendar for the Mini Class in the Mediterranean, and allowed to gain miles to qualify for the great challenge of the Minitransat 2021.

Regata BaseMini FNOB Barcelona

Warm-up preamble for Minitransat 2019 minis going for Minitransat 2019

The Base Mini FNOB regatta is a 420-mile double-handed course around the smaller islands of the Balearic Islands. The circuit could be sailed in one direction or the other depending on the weather conditions.

Extreme Sailing Series ™

After the success of the previous edition. The FNOB is once again co-organising this spectacular event with OC Sport.

From 14th to 17th June, Barcelona will once again host an Extreme Sailing Series event.

The races could be followed from the city's waterfront and the Race Village that was set up for this purpose.

This format kept the people of Barcelona connected to the excitement of sailing in a direct and accessible way. It is easy to just walk down to the beach, sit back, and enjoy the spectacle.

Extreme Sailing Series ™

Barcelona reaffirms its position as an international benchmark in high-performance sailing by hosting for the first time the famous extreme sailing competition in catamarans with foils.

Barcelona hosted for the first time the Extreme Sailing Series, considered the Formula 1 of sailing in stadium format, a competition which, in its 11th edition, toured 8 countries in 10 months. For four days, the city was filled with free sailing activities open to the general public, who could follow the spectacle of the world's fastest yachts from the beaches.

Since 2007, the Extreme Sailing Series has been an extreme sailing stadium circuit designed for spectators, offering high-performance action close to shore, attracting some of the world's best catamaran sailors on hydrofoils (the famous and spectacular foils) GC32 in short legs around the world.

The fourth event of the season will be supported by the FNOB (Fundació Navegació Oceànica Barcelona).


Barcelona World Race

The third edition of the BWR


Final classification

The winners of the regatta, Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Camwere enthusiastically acclaimed by their competitors, the authorities, and the public as they received the award for their extraordinary regatta on board the Cheminées Poujoulatwho completed the round the world race in 84 days, 05 hours, 50 minutes and 25 seconds, setting a new benchmark time for the Barcelona World Race.

Before that, the boats that completed the podium were also awarded prizes: the Neutrogena of Guillermo Altadill and José Muñozsecond-place finisher,

The GAES Centros Auditivos of Anna Corbella and Gerard Marín, third.

All the teams have received awards in recognition of their efforts in the regatta and their collaboration in scientific projects commissioned by various institutions, such as UNESCO.

Therefore, the skippers of the One Planet, One Ocean & Pharmaton, the We Are Water, the Renault Captur, the Spirit of Hungary and the Hugo Boss have also received their well-deserved decorations.



    IMOCA Ocean Masters New York to Barcelona Race

    Conceived to provide visibility for the IMOCA class in the highly prized North American market.

    Starting from Manhattan, the IMOCA Ocean Masters New York to Barcelona Race (3720 miles) was designed to provide visibility for the IMOCA class in the highly prized North American market, as well as being a valuable warm-up for next winter's Barcelona World Race.

    Five IMOCA 60s took part with legendary French round the world sailor Marc Guillemot competing alongside Figaro specialist Morgan Lagraviére, who will take over from Guillemot in 2015 as the new skipper of Safran. Briton Alex Thompson was entered on his latest Hugo Boss (ex Virbac Paprec 3) alongside Spanish sailor Pepe Ribes, but due to the arrival of his second child, Thomson had to give way to American skipper Ryan Breymaier. His competition was not easy, due to the breakage of his mast during the transport to the start. Fortunately the team was able to repair the rig, arriving in New York four days before the start.

    The route for this crossing was not an easy one. Due to the proliferation of icebergs drifting in from the Arctic, the race committee established a safety gate further north of the 40º N parallel, roughly the same as New York and Barcelona, which prevented the orthodromic route.

    Final classification IMOCA Ocean Masters New York to Barcelona Race:

    1.- Hugo Boss – Pepe Ribes (ESP) / Ryan Breymaier (USA)
    Arrival to Barcelona: 15-06-2014, at 20h 54m 30s local time
    Time elapsed from New York: 14d 02h 44m 30secs

    2.- Neutrogena Sailing Team – Guillermo Altadill (ESP) / José Muñoz (CHI)
    Arrival to Barcelona: 16-06-2014, at 01h 05m 17s local time
    Time taken from New York: 14d 06h 55m 17s

    3.- GAES – Anna Corbella (ESP) – Gerard Marín (ESP)
    Arrival to Barcelona: 16-06-2014, at 15h 53m 45s
    Time elapsed since New York: 14d 21h 42m 45s

    Retired: Safran - Marc Guillemot (FRA)-Morgan Lagravière (FRA)
    Retired: Spirit of Hungary - Nandor Fa (HUN)- Marcell Goszleth (HUN)



    Europa Warm-up

    Training ahead of the great challenge of the Vendée Globe

    FNOB co-organises the Europe Warm'Up, a European regatta on IMOCA 60 yachts

    The regatta consists of two stages: Barcelona - Cascais - La Rochelle.

    The WARM'UP Europe serves as preparation for the Vendée Globe participants.


      Barcelona World Race


      The second edition of the BWR

      The start of the second edition took place in Barcelona on 31 December 2010. It was attended by 14 boats and 28 sailors from eight countries: Spain (12), France (10), Germany (1), the United States (1), the Netherlands (1), New Zealand (1), the United Kingdom (1) and Switzerland (1).

      At the start line in front of the port of Barcelona, the crème de la crème of offshore sailing with a reduced crew was concentrated. There was Jean-Pierre Dick, the winner of the first edition, Michel Desjoyeaux, the only sailor to have won the round the world single-handed non-stop race twice, and other great figures such as Loïck Peyron, Dee Caffari (the only woman to have circumnavigated the globe single-handed non-stop in both directions), Jean Le Cam and Dominique Wavre.

      Frenchman Jean-Pierre Dick wrote his name into the history of the regatta by retaining his Barcelona World Race title, this time alongside Loïck Peyron on board Virbac-Paprec 3. Virbac-Paprec 3.

      This edition is remembered for being the round the world regatta with the best Spanish sailing results of all time. The Spanish fleet was the great revelation, taking two places on the podium and three of the first four places. Two-time Olympic medallists Iker Martínez and Xabi Fernández, second immediately behind Dick and Peyron, established themselves as great figures in offshore sailing. They were accompanied on the podium by Pachi Rivero and Toño Piris. Immediately behind them were Alex Pella and Pepe Ribes. Anna Corbella also became the first Spaniard to complete a non-stop round the world race, and the first to round the three great capes (Buena Esperanza, Leewin and Hornos).


      Final classification

      1. Virbac-Paprec 3. Jean-Pierre Dick (FRA) and Loïck Peyron (FRA). Arrival: 4 April 2011 at 10:20:36
        93 days, 22 hours, 20 minutes, 36 seconds
      2. MAPFRE. Iker Martínez (ESP) and Xabier Fernández (ESP). Arrival: 5 April 2011 at 09:17:35
        94 days, 21 hours, 17 minutes, 35 seconds
      3. Renault Z.E. Pachi Rivero (ESP) and Antonio Piris (ESP). Arrival: 8 April 2011 at 06:47:36
        97 days, 18 hours, 47 minutes, 36 seconds
      4. Estrella Damm. Alex Pella (ESP) and Pepe Ribes (ESP). Arrival: 8 April 2011 at 08:45:59
        98 days, 20 hours, 45 minutes
      5. Neutrogena. Boris Herrmann (GER) and Ryan Breymaier (USA). Arrival: 10 April 2011 at 15:13:25
        100 days, 03 hours, 13 minutes
      6. GAES Centros Auditivos. Dee Caffari (GBR) and Anna Corbella (ESP). Arrival: 13 April 2011 at 07:17:18
        102 days, 19 hours, 17 minutes
      7. Hugo Boss. Vouter Werbraak (NED) and Andy Meiklejohn (NZL). Arrival: 21 April 2011 at 22:49:23
        111 days, 10 hours, 49 minutes
      8. Fòrum Marítim Català. Gerard Marín (ESP) and Ludovic Aglaor (FRA). Arrival: 22 April 2011 at 19:17:24
        112 days, 07 hours, 17 minutes
      9. We Are Water. Jaume Mumbrú (ESP) and Cali Sanmartí (ESP). Arrival: 12 May 2011 at 18:58:32132 days, 04 hours, 58 minutes
      • Ret: Président Jean Le Cam (FRA) and Bruno Garcia (ESP): dismasted in North Atlantic-Cape Verde Islands
      • Ret:Foncia - Michel Desjoyeaux (FRA) and François Gabart (FRA): broken topmast in South Atlantic-Cape of Good Hope
      • Ret: Groupe Bel - Kito de Pavant (FRA) and Sébastien Audigane (FRA): keel damage at Cabo de Hornos, Chilean Patagonia
      • Ret: Mirabaud - Dominique Wavre (SUI) and Michèle Paret (FRA): disarray in South Atlantic-Argentina
      • Ret: Central Lechera Asturiana - Juan Merediz (ESP) and Fran Palacio (ESP): structural hull damage in South Pacific-New Zealand


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        In April 2010, the world sailing record was set for the first time between New York City and Barcelona. This competition, promoted by the Fundación Navegación Oceánica Barcelona (FNOB) and in collaboration with the New York City Sports Commission, the New York Yacht Club and the Real Club Náutico Barcelona, was carried out by two IMOCA Open 60 sisterships, the Estrella Damm and the W Hotels-Nova Bocana. The record was achieved by Estrella Damm in 12 days, 6 hours, 3 minutes and 48 seconds, with Alex Pella, Pepe Ribes and Stan Schreyer as skippers. W Hotels with Pachi Rivero, Toño Piris and Peter B. Becker took 12 days, 15 hours, 23 minutes and 50 seconds.

        The aim of the voyage was, on the one hand, to set a world record for ocean sailing between the two cities and, on the other, to strengthen ties between New York and Barcelona with socio-cultural, educational and sporting programmes.

        Prior to the start of the boats, the South Street Seaport Museum hosted an exhibition by Olympic photographer Avelino Pi, focusing on Spanish offshore sailing and produced by the FNOB in collaboration with the Fundació Barcelona Olímpica. A reproduction of the sculpture Miraestels, by Robert Llimós, was the trophy presented to the winning team, Estrella Damm, and an exhibition on the New York - Barcelona Transoceanic Sailing Record in the World Financial District in New York complemented the cultural programme of the event.

        The New York - Barcelona Transoceanic Sailing Record also included an extensive Educational Programme aimed at disseminating the culture of the sea, in which primary and secondary school pupils from Barcelona and New York took part. The programme consisted of classroom activities, web-based monitoring of the record, videoconferences with the crew, internet exchanges between students from schools in both cities, and meetings with the sailors.

        The Awards Ceremony took place at the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya in Barcelona on 4 May 2010. His Royal Highness Don Felipe de Borbón, Prince of Asturias and Girona, presented Alex Pella, Pepe Ribes and Stan Schreyer, the Estrella Damm team, with the trophy bearing his name and accrediting them as the current record holders.

        The 2010 edition of the New York - Barcelona Transoceanic Sailing Record was homologated by the World Sailing Speed Record Council (WSSRC), theISAF body that regulates sailing speed records worldwide.


        Interesting facts

        New York - Barcelona Transoceanic Sailing Record: 1st edition April 2010.

        Start date: Thursday 8 April 2010 at 20 hours 33 minutes 18 seconds, Spanish time.

        Place of departure: Ambrose Light, New York.

        Arrival: 20 April 2010

        Participants: Estrella Damm and W Hotels - Nova Bocana

        Theoretical course: 3,670 nautical miles (6,800 km).

        Average speed: 12.51 knots

        Winning team: Estrella Damm in 12 days, 6 hours, 3 minutes and 48 seconds.

        Skippers: Alex Pella, Pepe Ribes and Stan Schreyer.

        Récord Homologado por el World Sailing Speed Record Council (WSSRC).

        Organised by: FNOB , in collaboration with the New York City Sports Commission.

        With the support of: New York Yacht Club and the Real Club Náutico Barcelona.



          Around Spain


          The regatta, organised by the Royal Spanish Sailing Federation (RFEV) and the Fundación Navegación Oceánica Barcelona (FNOB), took place between 12 and 31 June 2010.

          The Sailing Tour of Spain was held over six legs, calling at the ports of Hondarribia, Santander, Gijón, Sanxenxo, Calpe, Palma de Mallorca and Barcelona, sailing through the waters of the Cantabrian Sea, the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea for three weeks. Unlike the previous Sailing Tours of Spain, on this occasion the regatta was sailed with boats IMOCA Open 60, with five crew members on board. There were a total of eight boats that finished in the overall classification as follows:

          Position, Ship, Skipper, Nationality, Total Points (Leg 1, Leg 2, Finisterre, Leg 3, Gibraltar, Leg 4, Leg 5, Palamos, Leg 6)

          1st Safran, Marc Guillemot, FRA, 11,5

          2nd PRB, Vincent Riou, FRA, 18,5

          3rd Estrella Damm, P.Ribes/ A.Pella, ESP, 32

          4th W Hotels-Nova Bocana, P.Rivero/ A.Piris, ESP, 32

          5th Movistar, I.Martínez/ X.Fernández, ESP, 35,5

          6th GAES Centros Auditivos, D.Caffari/ A.Corbella, GBR/ESP, 49

          7th Central Lechera Asturiana, J.Merediz/ F.Palacio, ESP, 59,5

          8th Pakea Bizkaia, J.Mumbrú/ C.Sanmarti, ESP 68

          The Volta a Espanya a Vela is an initiative of the Real Federación Española de Vela(RFEV) and the Fundación Navegación Oceánica Barcelona (FNOB), event organisers

          Participants: eight (five Spanish and two French)


          1st Safran

          2nd PRB

          3rd Estrella Damm

          4th W Hotels-Nova Bocana

          5th Movistar

          6th GAES Centros Auditivos

          7th Central Lechera Asturiana

          8th Pakea Bizkaia

          Route and stages: six legs and 1,780 nautical miles




            The first edition

            In 2009 the FNOB was the co-organiser of the Istanbul Europa Race in IMOCA 60 boats in three legs: Istanbul - Nice - Barcelona - Brest.

            Barcelona World Race


            The first edition

            The Barcelona World Race 2007/08, which set off from Barcelona on 11th November 2007, ran very slowly until after the Canary Islands due to the lack of breeze in the Mediterranean and the absence of the expected trade winds after Gibraltar. After passing the halfway point, the pace of the sailing picked up and there was an intense battle at the head of the fleet, especially between thePaprec-Virbac 2 of Jean-Pierre Dick and Damian Foxall and the PRB of Vincent Riou and Sébastien Josse. In the South Atlantic the sailors demonstrated how double-handed sailing can push the boats to their maximum potential. On board the Hugo BossAlex Thomson and Andrew Cape broke the 24-hour record, with over 501 miles sailed (928.4 km).

            Final classification

            1. Paprec Virbac 2. Jean-Pierre Dick (FRA) and Damian Foxall (IRL). Arrival: 11 February at 21:49:00
              92 days, 09 hours, 49 minutes, 49 seconds
            2. Hugo Boss. Alex Thomson (GBR) and Andrew Cape (AUS). Arrival: 14 February at 06:34:57
              94 days, 17 hours, 34 minutes, 57 seconds (2 days, 8 hours, 45 minutes, 08 seconds behind first)
            3. Temenos II. Dominique Wavre (SUI) and Michèle Paret (FRA). Arrival: 17 February at 19:09:00
              98 days, 06 hours, 09 minutes, 10 seconds (5 days, 21 hours, 19 minutes, 21 seconds behind first)
            4. Mutua Madrileña. Javier Sansó (ESP) and Pachi Rivero (ESP). Arrival: February 19 at 01:18:40
              99 days, 12 hours, 18 minutes, 40 seconds (7 days, 03 hours, 28 minutes, 51 seconds behind the first)
            5. Educación Sin Fronteras. Albert Bargués (ESP) and Servane Escoffier (FRA). Arrival: 28 February at 07:55:02
              108 days, 18 hours, 55 minutes, 02 seconds (within 16 days, 10 hours, 05 minutes, 13 seconds of the first).
            • Ret: Estrella Damm Guillermo Altadill (ESP) and Jonathan McKee (USA)
            • Ret: PRB – Vincent Riou (FRA) and Sébastien Josse (FRA)
            • Ret: Delta Dore – Jérémie Beyou (FRA) and Sydney Gavignet (FRA)
            • Ret: Veolia Environnement – Roland Jourdain (FRA) and Jean-Luc Nélias (FRA)
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            “The Race” Regata del Mil·leni

            Barcelona co-organises an oceanic event of maximum international impact

            The millennium race is a round-the-world sailing competition that was characterised by a rather liberal regulation that allowed the use of any sail-powered vessel. Multihulls of unprecedented dimensions took part.

            Barcelona was the starting city and a reference point for international sailing for 3 weeks prior to the start of the regatta.

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