Boaters receive the scientist to fulfill the mission of Unesco equipment | Sailboat of brothers Bruno & Willy Garcia competes with the sponsorship of the “We Are Water” Foundation
The mayor of Barcelona, Xavier Trias, has given an official welcome at sixteen sailors from nine different countries that next December 31st will be starting in the third edition of the Barcelona World Race, a race around the world yacht with two crew .
During the ceremony, the floating dock installed on the Portal de la Pau, opposite the statue of Columbus, where eight are moored yachts participating in the regatta, the mayor and the director of Ocean Sciences Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO Luis Valdés, they handed to mariners of scientific material carried on board during the circumnavigation 24,000 miles to meet mandated by the Commission for Unesco mission.
Each yacht will leave at sea, on a planned route point, Argos beacon to collect and send data via satellite to measure ocean temperature and salinity to depths of 2,000 meters. It is the first time you performed a scientific program of its kind in the framework of an ocean racer experts greatly appreciate the opportunity to obtain information from the seas of the southern hemisphere around Antarctica, where just browsing and, therefore still are unknown for this purpose areas.
The official delegation, which also part Maite Fandos, fourth deputy mayor and president of the FNOB (FNOB), organizer of the test, and Sixte Cambra, president of the Port of Barcelona, as well as representatives from various agencies scientists such as the Institute of Marine Sciences, the Higher Council for Scientific Research, the Chemical Institute of Sarria and Barcelona Digital Technology Centre, made a tour boat boat to greet the teams.
The mayor said at the end in his speech that “Barcelona is a city that lives facing the sea and offers great value to sailing events, both the Barcelona World Race, which now the third edition is organized, as Count Trophy Godo or Puig Classic Sailing Regatta “. Trias thanked the sponsors that make possible sporting competitions and also stressed the economic aspect that these events mean for the city and for many companies.
Maite Fandos, meanwhile, praised that also the Barcelona World Race also provides other values, such as the educational aspect, in which more than 28,000 students from many schools involved, and social, with several projects in collaboration with Caritas, for example.
The third edition of the Barcelona World Race has eight participating teams: Hugo Boss (Alex Thomson and Pepe Ribes), Gaes (Anna Corbella and Gerard Marín), Cheminées Poujoulat (Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam), Spirit of Hungary (Nandor Fa and Conrad Colman), Neutrogena (Guillermo Altadill and José Muñoz), Renault Captur (Sébastien Audigane and Jörg Riechers), One Planet One Ocean & Pharmaton (Aleix Gelabert and Dídac Costa) and finally, We Are Water (Bruno García and García Willy ). We Are Water Foundation, the company Roca, and returns to the BWR having sponsored the second edition sailboat Mumbrú Jaume and Cali Sanmartí.
Courtesy Avantgarde Limousine Barcelona