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Barcelona World Race: count down begins

Date Added: December 30, 2010 08:45:38 AM
Author: Webmaster
Category: Recreation & Sports: Travel

  Today is the foremost official press forum of the Barcelona World Race, marking the opening of the pre-start period. The Moll Barcelona World Race Expo opens tomorrow which is the Thursday 30 December. The finishing touches are being done to make ready the big Race Expo, when visitors will have their chance to meet first hand the 30 skippers forming 15 teams from five different nations who are due to set off around the world when the second edition of the Barcelona World Race starts on Friday 31 December. The futuristic 4500 square meter exhibition space will offer a complete range of entertainment & information for all the relatives from Saturday's opening through the race start period, until 6 January. The building & interior work has taken over one month to complete, with between 80 & 200 people on site at any two times to make certain they are prepared on time." Explained Pere Sarquella, Operations Director for the Fundació Navegació Oceánica. There are two major areas controlled within the Expo, a sea scene area which will host the marine related activities & an interactive area where visitors will be able to try computer simulations & gain valuable information about the Barcelona World Race. After the race has commenced the first live video conferences will be broadcast here. Visitors will also have access to the Race Fleet Dock which will let them walk the dock and to see the boats and their leading edge know-how up close and personal. The race rules stipulate that the boats must be in Barcelona by midday today. For more information go to www.yachtingworld.com/news    Today is the foremost official press forum of the Barcelona World Race, marking the opening of the pre-start period. The Moll Barcelona World Race Expo opens tomorrow which is the Thursday 30 December.   The finishing touches are being done to make ready the big Race Expo, when visitors will have their chance to meet first hand the 30 skippers forming 15 teams from five different nations who are due to set off around the world when the second edition of the Barcelona World Race starts on Friday 31 December. The futuristic 4500 square meter exhibition space will offer a complete range of entertainment & information for all the relatives from Saturday's opening through the race start period, until 6 January.   The building & interior work has taken over one month to complete, with between 80 & 200 people on site at any two times to make certain they are prepared on time." Explained Pere Sarquella, Operations Director for the Fundació Navegació Oceánica. There are two major areas controlled within the Expo, a sea scene area which will host the marine related activities & an interactive area where visitors will be able to try computer simulations & gain valuable information about the Barcelona World Race. After the race has commenced the first live video conferences will be broadcast here. Visitors will also have access to the Race Fleet Dock which will let them walk the dock and to see the boats and their leading edge know-how up close and personal. The race rules stipulate that the boats must be in Barcelona by midday today.   For more information go to www.yachtingworld.com/news   
 
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