Second edition of the Barcelona World Race (2010-2011)

By Tecnotalasa

 

In 2010-2011 was held the second edition of the Barcelona World Race, two crew, non-stop around the world race. It is organised by the Fundació Navegació Oceànica Barcelona. Tecnotalasa had taken control of the Technology Management, support and assistance of FNOB Sailing Team. Five IMOCA Open 60 become part of Sailing Team.

FNOB sailing team

IMOCA Open 60 Gitane Eighty: Estrella Damm, WHotel, Renault ZE
IMOCA Open 60 Trimtastick: WHotel, Estrella Damm
IMOCA Open 60 Aviva: GAES centros auditivos
IMOCA Open 60 Kingfisher: Forum Marítim Català
IMOCA Open 60 Superbigou: Pakea Bizcaia, We are Water

1.- From Gitane Eighty to IMOCA Open 60 Renault ZE

In spring 2009, the Gitane Eighty becomes part of FNOB Sailing Team. Designed by Bruce Farr Yacht Design – the monohull was a twin the Paprec-Virbac 2 to Jean Pierre Dick- for the French sailor Loïc Peyron competed in the Vendée Globe 2008-2009. It was classified as one of the most competitive IMOCA Open 60 in the world. The first changes are made respecting the original configuration in the shipyards on La Trinité sur Mer (Francia). The vessel come to Barcelona for made a detailed and lengthy tuning program. As Estrella Damm, led by Guillermo Altadill and Pachi Rivero the IMOCA participated in the Istanbul Europa Race (2009). In the Trans Jacques Vabre (2009) with Yves de Parlier and Pachi Rivero competed as 1876. In the New York-Barcelona Transoceanic Sailing Record, the sailboat participated sponsoring for W Hotels-Nova Bocana, on board Pachi Rivero, Toño Piris and Peter B. Becker. This name also participates in the Vuelta a España a Vela (2010). The duo Toño Piris and Pachi Rivero were at start line of Barcelona World Race (2010-21011). The sailboat was competed sponsoring for Renault ZE and finished third. It invested 97 days, 18 hours, 47 minutes and 36 seconds to circle the world.

 

Design: Bruce Farr Yacht Design
Shipyard: Southern Ocean Marine (New Zealand)
Launch: July 2007
Length: 18,28 m (60 feet)
Beam: 5,80 m
Draught: 4,5 m
Displacement: 8.800 Kg
Centreboards: 2 straight asymmetrical
Keel blade material: Steel
Bulb material: Lead
Mast height: 29 m
Rigging: Maffioli
Sail area close-hauled: 320 m2
Sail area downwind: 600 m2
Number of sails on board: 10
Rudder: Tiller
Rudder blades: 2 kick-up
Autopilots: B&G
On board Electronic and communication system:
On board energy source: generator engine and hydro generator

2. From Trimtastick to IMOCA Open 60 Estrella Damm

The Trimtastick was the yacht that Jean Pierre Dick and Damian Foxal won the first edition of the Barcelona World Race sponsoring for Paprec-Virbac 2. It was a twin the Gitane Eighty, designed by Bruce Farr Yacht Design and built in Southern Ocean Marine (Tauranga-New Zealand). The yacht was launched in February 2007 and becomes part of FNOB Sailing Team in 2009. The vessel come to Barcelona for made a detailed and lengthy tuning program until to start the second edition BWR. The Estrella Damm participated in the Trans Jacques Vabre sponsoring to WHotels Nueva Bocana led by Alex Pella and Pepe Ribes. In the New York-Barcelona Transoceanic Sailing Record becomes an Estrella Damm, sponsoring would preserve until crossing the finish line of the second edition of the Barcelona World Race. With a fourth place the boat took 98 days, 20 hours, 45 minutes and 59 seconds to go around the world.

Designer: Bruce Farr Yacht Design
Shipyard: Southern Ocean Marine (New Zealand)
Launch: February 2007
Length: 18,28 m (60 feet)
Beam: 5,85 m
Draught: 4,5 m
Displacement: 9.200 kg
Centreboards: 2 2 asymmetric lines
Keel blade material: precision steel
Bulb material: lead
Mast height: 28,5 m
Type of rigging: rotating mast with articulated spreaders and one single diamond
Total sail area close hauled: 300 m2
Total sail area downwind: 570 m2
Number of sails on board: 10
Rudder: tiller
Rudder blades: 2 kick-up
Autopilots on board: 2
On board Electronic and communication system:
On board energy source: hydro-generator, generator engine (200 Lt. of diesel), lithium batteries.

3.- From Aviva to IMOCA Open 60 GAES

Aviva was designed by Owen Clarke and it is a twin the Ecover II to Mike Golding. The Aviva to Dee Caffari built in the shipyard Hakes Marine (New Zealand). It was launched in December 2007. When the sailboat becomes part of FNOB Sailing Team since then it has sailed over 60,000 miles, the Aviva is a very powerful yacht. The yacht moves to FNOB’s base in Barcelona and underwent a refit: the re-modelling of the cockpit, with increased protection and the transfer from a steering wheel to a tiller, as well as a new handling system. The Aviva has become in IMOCA Open 60 GAES centros auditivos and the sailboat competed in the Barcelona World Race led by Dee Caffari and Anna Corbella. The yacht crossed finish line after 102 days, 19 hours, 17 minutes and 18 seconds to go around the world.

Designer: Owen Clarke Design LLP / Clay Oliver
Shipyard: Hakes Marine Construction, Wellington (New Zealand)
Launch: December 2007
Length: 18,28 m (60 feet)
Beam: 5.57m
Draught: 4,5 m
Displacement: 9.000 kg
Centreboards: 2 asymmetric, carbon fibre
Keel blade material: steel
Bulb material: lead
Mast height: 27,5 m
Rigging: N.P.
Total sail area close hauled: 300 m2
Total sail area downwind: 580 m2
Number of sails on board: 10
Rudder: tiller
Rudder blades: 2 under the hull
Autopilots on board: 2
On board Electronic and communication system:
On board energy source: generator

4. - From Kingfisher to IMOCA Open 60 Forum Marítim Català

The Kingfisher was the boat to Ellen MacArthur, with them at the helm the sailboat won the EDS Challenge 2001 and the Route du Rhum 2002. In the Vendée Globe 2000-2001 the yacht was second. This Owen-Clarke Design built in Marten Yachts (New Zealand) and was launched in 2000. The Kingfisher becomes part of FNOB Sailing Team in the first edition of the Barcelona World Race. It competed sponsoring for Educación sin Fronteras with Albert Bargués and Servane Escoffier. In 2010 the IMOCA Open 60 underwent a total refit: the latest innovations in the IMOCA Class were incorporated into the yacht. It has become in Forum Marítim Català and It competed in the second edition of the Barcelona World Race with the co-skipper Ludovic Aglaor and Gerar Marín. They were eighth and crossed de finish line after 112 days, 7 hours, 17 minutes, 24 seconds.

Designer: Owen-Clarke Design
Shipyard Marten Yachts (New Zealand)
Launch: 2000
Length: 18,28 m (60 feet)
Beam: 5,3 m
Draught: 4,5 m
Displacement: 8.900 kg
Centreboards: 2 straight
Keel blade material: steel
Bulb material: lead
Mast height: 26 m
Rigging: N.P.
Total sail area close-hauled: 240 m2
Total sail area downwind: 470 m2
Number of sails on board: 10
Rudder: 2 tillers
Rudder blades: 2 under the hull
Autopilots on board: 2
On board Electronic:
On board energy source: Wind generator, hydro generator and engine

5. - From Superbigou to We are Water

The Superbigou is a Pierre Roland design, built in French Brittany by Bernard Stamm. It was launched in 2000 on Lesconil (France). The boat has competed with various different sponsors, but always with the same sailor, Switzerland's Bernard Stamm. Although this yacht is some ten years old, two IMOCA Open 60 generations, it has proved is fast and reliable. With them Bernard Stamm won in the Around Alone 2002-2003, in the Velux 5 Oceans 2006-2007 and a solo Atlantic record in 2002. In summer 2010 joins FNOB Sailing Team, the boat participated in the Vuelta España a Vela with the name Pakea Bizcaia. The yacht has been carrying out an extensive remodelling and refit in preparation for the upcoming Barcelona World Race. It has become in We Are Water. With the co-skippers Jaume Mumbru and Cali Sanmartí the ship completed around the world regatta 132 days / 4 hours / 58 minutes / 32 seconds.

Designer: Pierre Rolland
Shipyard: Bernard Stamm
Launch: 2000 on Lesconil (French Brittany)
Length: 18,28 m
Beam: 5,60 m
Draught: 4,50 m
Displacement: 8.120 kg
Centreboards : 1 straight, central and movable
Keel blade material: carbon
Bulb material: lead/tungsten
Total sail area close-hauled: 300 m2
Total sail area downwind: 580 m2
Number of sails onboard: 10
Mast height: 26,50 m
Rigging: sloop
Rudder: suspended with stock
Keel blades: 2
On board Autopilots: 2 + 1 backup
On board Electronic:
On board energy source: 2 alternators + wind generator + solar panels