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Aerial view of Team Malizia during the first sunset after departing Sao Vicente, Cabo Verde on Wednesday 25 January
It was a tense first night in Leg 2 of The Ocean Race 2022-23 as the IMOCA fleet has sailed south, away from Mindelo and towards the uncertainty of the Doldrums. It was an exciting start, despite the light conditions,…
The IMOCA fleet races out of Mindelo at the start of Leg 2 from Cabo Verde to Cape Town on Wednesday 25 January
After being buffeted by strong trade winds for the duration of the short stopover, the waters off Mindelo, Cabo Verde were relatively calm on Wednesday (25 January) for the start of Leg 2 of The Ocean Race 2022-23. The short…
Robert Stanjek of GUYOT environnement - Team Europe speaks to the media alongside his fellow IMOCA skippers ahead of Leg 2
After a week of solid trade wind action in Cabo Verde, the forecast for the start of Leg 2 of The Ocean Race 2022-23 on Wednesday 25 January is much more benign: light northeasterly winds of five to eight knots.…
Team JAJO were the second VO65 to arrive in Cabo Verde, on Saturday evening 21 January
As Paul Meilhat’s Biotherm (fourth place) and Benjamin Dutreux’s GUYOT environnement - Team Europe (fifth place) completed the IMOCA rankings overnight, the Dutch Team JAJO earned a strong second place finish in The Ocean Race VO65 Sprint, behind Poland’s WindWhisper…
WindWhisper Racing Team was the first VO65 into Cabo Verde on Saturday afternoon 21 January
The Ocean Race veteran Pablo Arrarte has led WindWhisper Racing Team to victory in the first stage of the inaugural The Ocean Race VO65 Sprint on Saturday afternoon (21 January). The Polish-flagged team battled hard on the opening 48 hours…
Team Holcim-PRB are the IMOCA winners of Leg 1 as they arrive into Cabo Verde in the early hours of Saturday 21 January
French skipper Kevin Escoffier led his Swiss-flagged Team Holcim-PRB to victory in Leg 1 of The Ocean Race 2022-23 in the early hours of Saturday morning (21 January). It marked the end of an intense and challenging opening to The…
Day 5 of Leg 1 onboard GUYOT environnement - Team Europe, 19 January 2023
The leading IMOCAs in Leg 1 of The Ocean Race 2022-23 are expected to arrive in Cabo Verde overnight Friday night (20 January) and into Saturday morning as the fleet eats up the miles on ‘the highway’ south. Sailing fast,…
Team Holcim-PRB pictured during Leg 1 of The Ocean Race 2022-23
The Swiss-flagged Holcim-PRB team remains at the head of the IMOCA fleet in The Ocean Race on Wednesday (18 January) as all five boats are setting a blistering pace directly towards Cabo Verde. The leading teams are putting up close…
Onboard GUYOT environnement - Team Europe with skipper Benjamin Dutreaux on Tuesday 17 January
Day two of The Ocean Race had the fleet searching for calmer waters by heading towards the Spanish coastline to avoid the worst of the brutal offshore breeze and sea state before breaking through the Strait of Gibraltar and out…
Team Malizia pictured at The Ocean Race start in Alicante on Sunday 15 January
The opening 24 hours of The Ocean Race 2022-23 have been challenging, but not unexpected. After running into a quiet spell overnight, during which both fleets concertinaed, the forecast has played out its threat with strong winds and big seas…
It was hot start to Leg 1 for IMOCASs Holcim - PRB Team, Team Malizia and GUYOT environnement - Team Europe in Alicante on Sunday 15 January
As The Ocean Race celebrates its 50th jubilee, a fleet consisting of the best sailors in the world set off on what is widely considered to be the toughest test of a team in sport. Five IMOCA class yachts —…
Banner for Virtual Regatta: The Ocean Race 2022-23
Virtual Regatta and The Ocean Race have renewed their eSailing partnership for the 2023 edition of the gruelling around-the-world yacht race. The news follows the crowing of the latest eSailing World Champion in Alicante during festivities ahead of Leg 1…
Race chairman Richard Brisius briefs stakeholders on the future of The Ocean Race on Saturday 14 January
On the eve of the start of Leg 1 in The Ocean Race 2022-23, race organisers announced that future editions of the round-the-world yacht race will take place every four years. In a briefing to stakeholders, race chairman Richard Brisius…
IMOCA skippers at Friday’s press conference, from left: Boris Herrmann, Kevin Escoffier, Benjamin Dutreux, Paul Meilhat and Charlie Enright
For some teams, the date of the skippers’ press conference sat amid an intensely hectic period as they prepared for the 32,000 mile, seven-leg, race around the world. For others, the date for facing the world’s cameras and microphones en…
The five IMOCA competitors race for the first points of the In-Port Race Series in Alicante on Sunday 8 January
Team Malizia (GER) won the IMOCA In-Port Race in Alicante on Sunday afternoon (8 January) after a frenetic battle to close the first day of action in The Ocean Race 2022-23 — one that saw four of the five boats…
Dawn over Alicante on Saturday 7 January as The Ocean Race fleets prepare for the first In-Port Race
The opening salvos will be fired in The Ocean Race 2022-23 on Sunday (8 January) with the start of the In-Port Race Series in Alicante. As previously noted on Afloat.ie, there will be separate races for the two different classes…
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