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Start of the third leg of 2021’s The Ocean Race Europe from Alicante to Genoa
A new trophy has been announced for the VO65 one-design class in The Ocean Race 2022-23, which sets sail from Alicante in Spain next month. Along with five confirmed IMOCA teams racing around the world, up to five VO65 teams…
The Ocean Race is driving support for the recognition of the ocean’s intrinsic rights with the goal of the adoption of a Universal Declaration of Ocean Rights by the UN General Assembly by 2030. This was the main message at…
Dolphins in the waters near Acapulco
The Ocean Race and Mission Blue, an NGO dedicated to exploring the ocean and driving its protection, are coming together to accelerate action to safeguard the seas. At the heart of the new collaboration, they say, are two ambitious goals…
Mayor of Genova Marco Bucci (left) with Richard Brisius, race chairman of The Ocean Race, on board the Amerigo Vespucci at the ‘Towards The Ocean Race’ event in Genoa on Sunday 6 November
The Italian port city of Genoa, host of The Grand Finale of the next edition of The Ocean Race, will see a distinguished line-up of race legends come together to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the race. All boats and…
The Generation Ocean booklet
The Ocean Race is launching Generation Ocean, a new learning programme for secondary schools that encourages young people to join the race to protect “our incredible blue planet”. The programme comprises engaging materials that aim to equip teachers and parents with…
Cabo Verde’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and Regional Integration, Rui Alberto de Figueiredo Soares speaking at a high-level round table event hosted by The Ocean Race in New York on Thursday 22 September
The Ocean Race and its partners — including the governments of Cabo Verde and Monaco and the Earth Law Center — are redoubling efforts to give the ocean a voice and gathering increasing support from countries around the globe for…
The special-edition bottle to commemorate The Ocean Race 2022-23
The Ocean Race and Ocean Bottle, makers of award-winning reusable bottles, are working together to reduce the volume of single-use plastic that ends up in the seas. A special-edition bottle to commemorate The Ocean Race 2022-23 will be launched through the…
A drone shot of Malizia - Seaexplorer surrounded by other IMOCAs during a Port La Forêt training session in August 2022
Team Malizia is ready to race: today, Boris Herrmann’s sailing team kicks off their busy race calendar for the upcoming years by participating in the Défi Azimut 2022, their first race with their new Malizia - Seaexplorer race yacht. This…
County Kerry marine biologist Lucy Hunt
There is no greater community to understand the changes in the oceans and what needs to be done to protect them than sailors. From those like myself, a leisure sailor, to fishermen, to marine scientists, to the professional seafarers, greater…
Onboard Mālama, 11th Hour Racing Team’s IMOCA during the first days of 2022 training in Concarneau, France
Anticipation is building ahead of next week’s Défi Azimut regatta in Lorient, France when five of the IMOCA teams so far confirmed as entries in The Ocean Race 2022-23 will line up against each other for the first time. Four…
Skipper Kevin Escoffier and his IMOCA, Holcim-PRB, in Lorient, France
Kevin Escoffier, a previous winner of The Ocean Race, will enter his new generation IMOCA, Holcim-PRB, in the next edition beginning 15 January 2023 from Alicante, Spain. Escoffier confirmed his entry as his rebranded IMOCA, in striking green and blue,…
The Ocean Race Europe fleet sails out of Cascais, Portugal in the summer of 2021
The Ocean Race is aiming to cut greenhouse gas emissions, or GHGs, by up to 75% for the 2022-23 race compared with the previous edition. And race organisers say they are working with race teams, host cities, partners and suppliers…
Malizia - Seaexplorer is lifted out for the first time in Lorient, France on Tuesday 19 July
Boris Herrmann’s offshore sailing team launched their new IMOCA race yacht as scheduled today, Tuesday 19 July in Lorient, Race some 18 months after design began. Designed by VPLP, Malizia - Seaexplorer was built at Multiplast in nearby Vannes over the…
Actor and newly appointed UNEP Advocate for Life Below Water, Jason Momoa receives The Ocean Race Relay4Nature Baton in Lisbon ahead of the UN Ocean Conference
The Ocean Race and its global collaborators — including the Government of Cabo Verde — have claimed a major step forward in their efforts to give the ocean a voice and make it an international legal entity. In a side…
Isabella Lövin, chair of the Stockholm Environment Institute speaking at The Ocean Race Summit Stockholm on Wednesday 1 June
The Ocean Race Summit in Stockholm earlier this week brought together sailors, scientists, policymakers and adventurers to discuss the urgent need to protect Antarctica and the Southern Ocean. Addressing the summit on Wednesday (1 June), Isabella Lövin, chair of Stockholm Environment…
On board the all female-crewed Team SCA, which competed in the 2014-15 edition of The Ocean Race
The Ocean Race is aiming for a 50/50 split of women and men competing in the round-the-world sailing fleet within the next three editions of the race. The ambitious target is part of Horizon, a new collaboration with The Magenta…

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