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Rosalin Kuiper Leads Team Holcim-PRB Into The Ocean Race Europe 2025

17th April 2024
Former Team Malizia crew member Rosalin Kuiper now wears the blue of Team Holcim-PRB
Former Team Malizia crew member Rosalin Kuiper now wears the blue of Team Holcim-PRB Credit: Julien Champolion/polaRYSE/Holcim-PRB

Rosalin ‘Rosie’ Kuiper says Team Holcim-PRB will be on the starting line in Kiel, Germany and ready to race in The Ocean Race Europe in the summer of 2025.

The Dutch sailor, who competed around the world in The Ocean Race 2022-23 with Team Malizia, is now wearing the blue colours of Team Holcim-PRB and will build out a team to race across Europe next summer.

“The idea is to have an international and diverse team on the starting line in Kiel,” Kuiper said. “We want a healthy mix of experienced sailors and young talent... We will be sailing with a purpose, with a call to action, to go circular.

“It’s going to be great to get racing again with short legs in Europe. We will see the different conditions of the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean so it’s going to be exciting for sure.”

Racing will take place in the newest generation of high-tech IMOCA boats that foil above the water at record-breaking speeds.

The Ocean Race Europe 2025 aims to build on the foundations of the inaugural race and will be held under the banner of “Connecting Europe” with a race course that stretches from the Baltic Sea, through the North Sea and English Channel, into the Atlantic Ocean before a finish in the Mediterranean Sea.

The second edition of the European race, which was confirmed last summer, is scheduled to start on 10 August 2025. More host city announcements are anticipated this spring.

Published in Ocean Race Team

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