The Barcelona World Race is the first only double-handed (two-crew) regatta around the world. This is a non-stop regatta with some outside assistance permitted, although subject to rules and penalties.
The Barcelona World Race 2010/11 is the second edition of the regatta. The first was in 2007/08. The third edition will take place in 2014.
The regatta is listed on the IMOCA calendar with a rating of 8 and is organised by the Fundació Navegació Oceànica Barcelona.
The start will be given on 31st of December 2010 at 13:00 (local time GMT 1) opposite Hotel W in the Port of Barcelona. The arrival of the leading entries is forecast for the end of March 2011.
The course is from Barcelona to Barcelona via three capes: Good Hope, Leeuwin and Horn, Cook Strait, putting Antarctica to starboard.
The length of the course is approximately 25,000 nautical miles (46,300 km) along the Great Circle line, the shortest route traced on a map across the world.