Friday 31 December 2010

BWR: Livestream Video of the Barcelona World Race Start

The second edition of the Barcelona World Race starts from Spain at 1300 CET (1200 GMT, 0100 NZ) on 31st December 2010 in Europe.

The fourteen entrants in the double-handed race around the world in IMOCA 60s will race for about three months before returning to the Mediterranean. Light airs are predicted for the start.

Click here for Livestream Video of the start of the Barcelona World Race at 1200 GMT 31st December 2010
The video is streaming in Spanish, but there will be an option to change to English commentary 1130-1230 GMT. The livestream finishes at 1230 GMT.

New Zealand interest centres on Kiwi Andy Meiklejohn, on HUGO BOSS, which will start the race with a replacement skipper for Alex Thomson (still in hospital after an appendectomy earlier this week). Top Dutch sailor, "Wouter the Router" Wouter Verbraak will start the race on HUGO BOSS with Meiklejohn, with a stop to exchange Verbraak for Thomson 10 days to 2 weeks into the race.

Barcelona World Race