Barcelona World Race Underway
Whilst most of us have spent the last couple of days recovering from our hangovers and possibly resolving never to drink again, there are a select few who set off from Spain on a 25,000 nautical mile journey around the world, from Barcelona back to Barcelona.
The Barcelona World Race 2011 is only the second edition of the first ever double-handed (ie. two crew) regatta around the globe, with the first edition taking place back in 2008. The fourteen boats in the competition will have to pass through the Capes of Good Hope, Leeuwin and Horn and the Cook Strait if they want to be crowned victorious.
Currently Frenchmen Jean Pierre Dick and Loick Peyron in their craft the Virbac-Paprec 3 are out in the lead having overtaken Desjoyeaux and Gabart earlier in the day. Dick won the 2008 Barcelona World Race with Damian Foxall so now might be a smart time to put a couple of euros down on him to repeat his feat. You can track all the action via the BWR official website or of course via Twitter.