The start gun fires today at 13.00 starting the Barcelona World Race 2014-2015. Alex Thomson and his co-Skipper Pepe Ribes will sail HUGO BOSS an IMOCA 60 racing yacht 26,000 Nautical Miles, non-stop, unassisted around the globe.
British sailor Alex Thomson, and his co-skipper Pepe Ribes, are one of 8 teams to set sail in the Barcelona World Race (BWR) this afternoon, when the starting signal is given off the coast of the Spanish city.
The Barcelona World Race is the only double-handed (two crew per boat), non-stop, round the world regatta. The race takes the sailors on a course that started and will finish in Barcelona. The course will take HUGO BOSS via the Cape of Good Hope, Cape Leeuwin and Cape Horn. The race is a highlight in the IMOCA circuit and part of the prestigious Ocean Masters World Championships.