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The Ocean Race DIVER watch
Swiss watchmaker Ulysse Nardin says it’s accelerating its use of innovative alternative materials with the launch of The Ocean Race DIVER, largely composed of recycled fishing nets. The official timing partner of The Ocean Race has been making marine chronometers…
Paul Meilhat, skipper of the IMOCA Biotherm
French skipper Paul Meilhat will fulfil a lifelong dream in January 2023 when he leads Biotherm across the starting line of The Ocean Race on the waters off Alicante, Spain. Meilhat and his team will be racing one of the…
The Ocean Race chairman Richard Brisius (left) and Vladimir Ryabinin, Executive Secretary of IOC-UNESCO in Brest, France for the One Ocean Summit
The Ocean Race has joined forces with the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC-UNESCO) to help increase understanding of the ocean and inspire action to protect it. Their new partnership hopes to contribute to global ocean action in what is…
Patrick Pruniaux (left), chief executive of Ulysse Nardin with Richard Brisius, race chairman of The Ocean Race
With just one year to go to the start gun for leg one of The Ocean Race 2022-23, the countdown is on and Ulysse Nardin, the pioneering Swiss watch manufacturer, has become the official timekeeper of the race. Ulysse Nardin…
The Ocean Race 2022-23 route map
The Ocean Race 2022-23 will visit nine iconic international cities over a six-month period, with leg one starting from Alicante in Spain on 15 January 2023. The start of the 14th edition of The Ocean Race will follow the Reyes…
Map showing microplastic data captured during The Ocean Race Europe
New research from The Ocean Race Europe has found microplastics, and in particular microfibres, to be prevalent across the length and breadth of Europe. All 36 water samples collected around the continent — including in the Baltic Sea, the English…
The Ocean Race Europe fleet docked at Alicante, which also hosts the start of the The Ocean Race 2022-23
The start date for the first leg of The Ocean Race 2022-23 has been confirmed, with both IMOCA and VO65 fleets scheduled to burst from the starting blocks in Alicante on Spain’s Mediterranean coast on Sunday 15 January 2023. There…
Start of Leg 2 of the 2017-18 Ocean Race from Lisbon to Cape Town
The next edition of The Ocean Race will feature the longest Southern Ocean leg in the 50 year history of the event, an incredible 12,750 nautical mile marathon between Cape Town, South Africa to Itajaí, Brazil. This is just one…
From left: UN Special Envoy for the Oceans, Peter Thomson; Vel Gnanendran, climate and environment director at the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office; and Richard Brisius, race chairman of The Ocean Race with Nature’s Baton, the symbol of Relay4Nature aboard the tall ship Glenn in Glasgow for COP26
Relay4Nature, an initiative by The Ocean Race and UN Special Envoy for the Ocean, Peter Thomson, is at the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, COP26, to highlight the critical role the ocean plays in mitigating climate change and to…
From left: Italy’s tourism minister Massimo Garavaglia with YCI president Gerolamo Bianchi and Richard Brisius, race director of The Ocean Race at the announcement in Genoa on Sunday 19 September
Italy’s tourism minister Massimo Garavaglia has given his full support for an Italian entry in the next edition of The Ocean Race, scheduled to start in late 2022. “We have a great opportunity here. The country is restarting and we…
Racing in the second leg of The Ocean Race Europe from Cascais in Portugal to Alicante in Spain
An overwhelming number of people working in the sailing and boat building industry say they want the field to become more sustainable. And nine out of 10 respondents to the survey by The Ocean Race feel that not enough is…
Offshore Team Germany celebrate their overall IMOCA 60 victory following the Genoa coastal race
Class leaders Offshore Team Germany (GER) and Mirpuri Foundation Racing Team (POR) have been confirmed as the respective IMOCA and VO65 winners in the inaugural edition of The Ocean Race Europe after an exciting final day of coastal racing in…
Coastal racing in The Ocean Race Europe off Portugal
After three weeks of intense offshore and inshore action that has seen The Ocean Race Europe’s 12-boat fleet race over 2,000 nautical miles from France to Italy, with stops in Portugal and Spain, the event’s inaugural edition will come to…
Offshore Team Germany boat at sail in Genoa
Offshore Team Germany — the non-foiling IMOCA 60 skippered by German Olympian Robert Stanjek — has pulled off a spectacular victory in the third and final offshore leg of The Ocean Race Europe. After almost four days of racing since…
Hard at work on board Mirpuri Foundation Racing Team
Another 24 hours of light-wind racing out on the Mediterranean on the third and final leg of The Ocean Race Europe saw both the VO65 and IMOCA 60 fleets compress significantly today, Wednesday 16 June, as they push towards the…
On board with Offshore Team Germany in Leg 3 of The Ocean Race Europe from Alicante to Genoa
The crews competing in The Ocean Race Europe have spent a second restless night out on the Mediterranean searching for wind to help them along the race’s third and final leg from Alicante to Genoa. Racing in two classes –…

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