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Renault Captur take sixth place and complete their endurance test

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© Gilles Martin-Raget Jorg Riechers (GER) and Sebastien Audigane (FRA) brought their Barcelona World Race to an end today (Thursday) when they sailed Renault Captur across the finish line off the Catalan capital's landmark W-Hotel at 11:35:22hrs UTC to take sixth place. The German-French duo complete the 23,321 miles theoretical course in 105 days 23 hours 35 minutes and 22 seconds. Renault Captur finishes 21d 17h 44m 22s behind the Barcelona World Race winners Cheminées Poujoulat, Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam, and 6d 20h 28m 54s after the fifth positioned Bruno and Willy Garcia on We Are Water. Renault Captur's average speed for the theoretical course is 9.17kts but in reality Riechers and Audigane sailed 29,701.24 miles on the water at an actual average speed of 11,68 knots.

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Final 500 miles for Renault Captur in the Med. Nervous times for Spirit of Hungary at the Canaries

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© Gilles Martin-Raget If the final miles in the Mediterranean look mildly frustrating but neverthless straighforward for Jorg Riechers and Sébastien Audigane as they close in on sixth place in the Barcelona World Raceon Renault Captur, so the last 1600 miles which stand between Nandor Fa and Conrad Colman and seventh place will be sailed with extra care as the Humgarian-Kiwi duo report today that a second keel bolt is damaged.

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Brothers Bruno and Willy Garcia finish fifth on We Are Water

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Theirs was one of the most epic battles of the Barcelona World Race, exchanging places with One Planet One Ocean & Pharmaton throughout almost the entire 23,000-mile course. As We Are Water entered the Mediterranean three days ago they were fewer than 60 miles behind their long-term rivals, closing to just 44 miles as strong headwinds tested both teams. But while ultimately fourth place may have remained just beyond their grasp, fifth place, non-stop, remains a phenomenal achievement for this duo, who bring a Corinthian spirit to the race, both working in demanding professions as well as building exemplary sailing careers.

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