Cheminées Poujoulat, co-skippered by Bernard Stamm, 51, (Switzerland) and Jean Le Cam, 55 (France), sailed to victory , winning the third edition of the Barcelona World Race, the non stop, round the world race for two crew, crossing the finish line at 17:50:25hrs UTC (18:50:25hrs CET/Barcelona) on 25 March 2015 in light winds, 10-15kts SE and smooth seas.
The world's longest running professional sailing series - the ISAF sanctioned World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) - have announced a new and expanded sixteen event schedule for the 2015/16 world championship.
Sarah Parker and her crew of Evelyn Foster, Clare Costanzo, Rachel Bower and Lauren Crossman from the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club capitalised on their dominant performance of the day prior to take out the Marinassess Women's Match Racing Regatta hosted by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia.
Less than 400 miles to the finish the Mediterranean is living up to is reputation for capricious spring winds, Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam spending a fitful, frustrating night in the Straits and of Gibraltar, now in the west of the Alboran Sea. Thay have had difficult, shifting light E'ly winds and so it has been upwind. This morning their winds have picked up slightly and backed, so they will be in 10kts from the NNE, making about 9.5kts.
Having left Bordeaux (France) on March 15, the "Race for Water Odyssey" scientific sailing expedition, which aims to protect the oceans from plastic pollution, arrived in the Azores on Friday. The expedition's first scientific data will be collected in this archipelago.