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File image of Elephant Island off Antarctica
The Ocean Race is providing “critical” data to international scientists studying the impact of climate change and plastic pollution on ocean health. Following the 2022-23 edition of the round-the-world race — when all five IMOCA racing boats gathered over 4.3-million…
Team Malizia is flanked by a flotilla at the Kiel Fly-By on 9 June last year during the penultimate leg of The Ocean Race 2022-23
Organisers of The Ocean Race have confirmed Kiel.Sailing.City as the host of the start of The Ocean Race Europe during a press conference in Kiel on Wednesday morning (14 February). The second edition of the European race, which was confirmed…
The High Level Roundtable organised by The Ocean Race and hosted at Greek House at The World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland
During the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland last week, organisers of The Ocean Race connected world leaders who are taking action to restore ocean health. The Ocean Race brought the spirit of ocean racing to Davos…
11th Hour Racing Team’s crew receive their first-place trophy during the prize-giving ceremony on stage in the Ocean Live Park in Genoa, Italy on 1 July 2023
The year 2023 opened with the start of The Ocean Race from Alicante, Spain on 15 January — the first edition of the event to be raced in the high-tech foiling, flying IMOCAs, and the latest evolution in the 50-year…
The IMOCA fleet at the start of Leg 7 of The Ocean Race 2022-23 on 15 June 2023
The Ocean Race has taken the top prize in the sustainability category of the 2023 International Sports Awards, hosted by the International Sports Convention. The award recognises the efforts of the race’s Racing with Purpose initiative, which was created with…
Team Malizia and 11th Hour Racing Team at the start of Leg 3 of The Ocean Race 2022-23 in February this year
The Ocean Race is at the United Nations Climate Change Conference, aka COP28, to call for the ocean to be a key consideration in the vital climate negotiations and to highlight how sport and business can help to make a…
Charlie Enright, skipper of 11th Hour Racing Team, receives the Team of the Year Award from World Sailing CEO David Graham at the 2023 World Sailing Awards in Málaga on Tuesday 14 November
The Ocean Race 2022-23-winning 11th Hour Racing was named Team of the Year at the World Sailing Awards ceremony in Málaga, as previously reported on Afloat.ie. And skipper Charlie Enright was on hand to pick up the prize on Tuesday…
A Voyage of Discovery: The Ocean Race
A three-part TV documentary featuring a deep dive into the lives of the sailors and teams competing in The Ocean Race 2022-23 is now streaming on discovery+ and the Eurosport app. A Voyage of Discovery: The Ocean Race follows key…
Fabrice Amedeo, skipper of Team Nexans – Art et Fenêtres (II) and Stefan Raimund, ocean science advisor at The Ocean Race
The Ocean Race is supporting Team Nexans – Art et Fenêtres (II) in the collection of vital ocean data during the Transat Jacques Vabre, which sets sail this weekend from Le Havre in Normandy. Following The Ocean Race 2022-23, in…
Kevin Escoffier skippered Team Holcim-PRB in the most recent edition of The Ocean Race
Round-the-world yachtsman Kevin Escoffier has been banned for 18 months by the French Sailing Federation following a sexual assault inquiry, as RTL Today reports. Escoffier, who skippered Team Holcim-PRB in the most recent edition of The Ocean Race, was quizzed…
Dame Ellen MacArthur of the UK is a two-time circumnavigator via Cape Horn
True to its tradition of hosting world-famous sailors, the town of Les Sables d'Olonne in France, the global capital of single-handed ocean racing, is now home to the International Association of Cape Horners Cape Horn Hall of Fame. Les Sables…
The start of Leg 2 of The Ocean Race 2022-23 in Cabo Verde on 25 January 2023
Cabo Verde and The Ocean Race have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that could see the island archipelago host stopovers and future meetings of The Ocean Race Summits in partnership with the iconic around the world sailing event. The…
11th Hour Racing Team crossing Cape Horn on Day 30 of Leg 3, 29 March 2023
Environmental DNA, known as eDNA — one of the most cutting-edge ways to measure ocean health and biodiversity — was collected during The Ocean Race 2022-23 in a world first for racing boats. 11th Hour Racing Team, winners of the…
Simon Fisher is all smiles after 11th Hour Racing Team celebrated their first place in Leg 5 of The Ocean Race 2022-23 in Aarhus, Denmark on 29 May
Simon Fisher has been named the 10th recipient of the Magnus ‘Mange’ Olsson Prize, awarded annually to an individual who has made an impactful contribution to the sport of sailing. Certainly this description fits Simon Fisher — known to all…
The IMOCA In-Port Race in The Hague during the most recent edition of The Ocean Race
Iconic coastal cities around the European continent are expressing their interest in hosting the IMOCA fleet along The Ocean Race Europe route in 2025, organisers say. The Ocean Race Europe is a north-south European offshore race scheduled to take place…
Mariana Lobato and Marie Riou during reefing down the main onboard Biotherm on Day of of Leg 4 (25 April 2023)
The Ocean Race 2022-23 featured more female sailors than in any of the previous events in the race’s 50-year history. Overall, across the five IMOCAs taking part in the round-the-world race and the six VO65s taking part in the The…