The Barcelona World is starting on New Years Eve in 2010/11 is anyone excited? Here is a clip from the previous event to get you ready for this year!
Absolutely. Was there for the start in 2007 as a guest of Hugo Boss and really enjoyed it. A very interesting mix of experienced and new teams plus experienced and new sailors. Also very encouraging to see how the Spanish have embraced the IMOCA 60 class. As for a winner…hard to say but Virbac looks like a very solid package.The Barcelona World is starting on New Years Eve in 2010/11 is anyone excited? Here is a clip from the previous event to get you ready for this year!
Interesting news as I had assumed that Francois might have taken over Mich's 60 after the BWR, either with his own sponsorship or by continuing with Foncia (even though they are going for the MOD IIRC). Any idea what is going to hapen with the Foncia 60?More IMOCA related but with a BWR link.
François Gabart, Mich Desj's crew in the BWR, had finished his 2 year term with MACIF Figaro, as the year champion.
The french insurers have just announced at the Paris show, that they would be building a new IMOCA 60 in Foncia moulds for Gabart and the Vendee Globe.
Boat will be built under supervision of Mich Desj's own "Mer Agitée" and managed by them
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With a non-French project said to be currently building in secret somewhere, that's already two new boats, 2 years ahead of the VG.