Trofeo de vela Conde de Godó

Last Saturday I was invited to participate as an accredited photographer to go with sailboats in the regatta for the trophy Conde de Godo 2016.

It was a pity it wasn`t the best day. We didn’t have winds uper than 4 knots and the competition was postponed for several hours.  At least, when they gave the start to the regatta beacause there was the expected and minimun required 4 knots, the sails began to spread the sails and gave us the opportunity to take some pictures.

It didn’t last for a long time. The regatta was suspended because  the wind dropped again to less than three knots a few minutes from to start. Any way, I would like to share with you the few pictures I cuold made and thanks to trophy Conde de Godo’s  press office, specially to Neus Jordi who gave me the invitation to this important event. Enjoy the pictures.

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La cursa del Corte Inglés

Last Sunday was the 38th Cursa del Corte Inglés (Barcelone’s Marathon). A good opportunity to make pictures. Here is a composition with 25 of them.

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The pontoon for the Barcelona World Race

The race pontoon for the Barcelona World Race was opened to the public yesterday, at 18 days before the two-handed race, non stop around the world starts on 31st December.

An extract of the BWR Web page saids that:

The Barcelona World Race is the first and only double-handed (two crew per boat), non-stop, round the world regatta. It is a lap of the globe starting and finishing in Barcelona (Spain). External assistance is permitted, although there are strict penalty regulations. This is an extreme sporting challenge and ocean adventure that puts human limits to the test.

I will be covering the event until the departure of the ships on December 31. Meanwhile, I will share with you some photos of the preliminary events, in order to create the mood for such an interesting competition. Please follow it by Please … don’t move

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You can see my first Barcelona World race’s post here.

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Adventure! (Weekly photo challenge)

The adventure seems to be experienced by the sailors of the Regatta Puig Vela classic. We, as photographers, only followed them, even though, in a little tugboat guided by a great captain, but with winds of 18 knots. However, the boat was a nut shell without handrails or handholds, so now I have the feeling I have lived a great adventure also, especially remembering, once on land, that we didn’t use life jackets.

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You can see the complet set of pictures in my last entries:

Regatta Puig Vela classic Barcelona 2014 (1)

Regatta Puig Vela classic Barcelona 2014 (2)

Regatta Puig Vela classic Barcelona 2014 (3)

 

Regatta Puig Vela classic Barcelona 2014 (III)

This is the third entry for the Regatta Puig Vela Classica 2014 that took place in Barcelona last July in my blog Please…don’t move!. This time I show you some pictures from the start buoy. You can see Barcelona’s skyline on the background.

For the other two entries, please visit Regatta Puig Vela classic Barcelona 2014 (1) and Regatta Puig Vela classic Barcelona 2014 (2). Please leave your comments.

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