The second edition of the round-the-world race starts 31 December 2010

The two-handed round the world race, the Barcelona World Race, will start on 31 December 2010. One of the most significant events in the ocean racing calendar for the next 2 years, its organisers will publish the Notice of Race and open the teams’ registration process next week (Thursday 18 June).

Alternating with the Vendee Globe as one of only two official IMOCA 60 Ocean Racing World Championship round the world races, this’ two-man’ challenge sits between the solo Vendee and the fully crewed Volvo Ocean Race.

Now with two main sponsors, 24 supporting partners, official suppliers and four institutional patrons, the Barcelona World Race faces its future with confidence as the third edition has already been set for 31 December, 2014.

The details of this support package will be announced in the ‘pre-Notice of Race’, to be published next Thursday. On that same day the official entry list will be opened and the countdown will start.

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