Barcelona Race by the Numbers

The second running of the Barcelona World Race is set to begin on New Year’s Eve in front of the ultra-chic W Hotel on the Barcelona waterfront. The event features two-person crews sailing supercharged IMOCA Open 60 racers nonstop around the planet via the three great capes: the Cape of Good Hope, New Zealand’s Cape Leeuwin and, of course, Cape Horn. Some other numbers to consider:

25,000: Total distance of the race in miles

9: number of boats that started in 2001-2008

5: Number of boats that finished in 2008

15: Number of boats expected to race in 2010-11

11: Predicted average speed of competitors in knots

3: Women racing – Dee Caffari, Michele Paret and Anna Corbella

1: American in the race: Ryan Breymaier

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