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Fully crewed VO65s — like that pictured here racing from Lisbon to Cape Town in November 2017 — and IMOCAs will take part in The Ocean Race Europe
The full race route and schedule have been announced for The Ocean Race Europe next month. Some of the best sailors of the world will race in stages from Lorient in France to Genoa in Italy in two classes: the…
The Ocean Race fleet starting for Lisbon from their Alicante stopover on 22 October 2017
The Ocean Race Europe will visit in Alicante, with the Spanish city confirmed as the fourth host city for the inaugural event this May and June. Alicante is very familiar territory for The Ocean Race, as the home of both…
Cascais Marina is just 30km from Lisbon
Following its start from Lorient in France at the end of May, the inaugural edition of The Ocean Race Europe will stop in Cascais, bringing the top international offshore racing teams in the world to Portugal. Located 30km west of…
Lorient La Base in Brittany, north-western France
The French town of Lorient in Brittany has been chosen as the starting point for The Ocean Race Europe. The iconic port, in the heart of the renowned Bretagne Sailing Valley, will host the start for both the IMOCA and…
The Ocean Race Europe will finish in Genoa in June 2021
The first edition of The Ocean Race Europe will finish in Genoa, Italy this June — two years before it does the honours as home of the Grand Finale of the 2022-23 round-the-world race. Racing will start from Brittany on…
 Nicolas Troussel's new IMOCA CORUM L'Épargne Sailing Team has entered the new Ocean Europe race
The CORUM L'Épargne Sailing Team, led by skipper Nicolas Troussel, has confirmed it will take part in the inaugural edition of The Ocean Race Europe this spring, with its new generation IMOCA. “The Ocean Race Europe is a compelling new…
Mirpuri Foundation Racing Team’s VO65, Racing for the Planet (also below)
The Mirpuri Foundation Racing Team has become the first to enter The Ocean Race Europe, following the opening of the entry period. The inaugural edition of The Ocean Race Europe is scheduled to take place in late spring this year…
Peter Burling helming Team Brunel on the approach to New Zealand during the 2017-18 edition of The Ocean Race
New Zealand sailor Peter Burling has been announced as the 2020 winner of the prestigious Magnus Olsson Prize. Awarded annually by the Mange Olsson Foundation to an individual who has made an indelible contribution to the world of sailing, the…
11th Hour Racing Team crossing the North Atlantic in August
The 2022-23 edition of The Ocean Race is set to mark a sea change in its commitment to the environment by expanding the gathering of scientific data across the fleet. On a recent transatlantic crossing by 11th Hour Racing Team…
The Ocean Race Europe ‘Will Promote International Sport, Green Deal & European Spirit’
The inaugural edition of The Ocean Race Europe, scheduled to start late in the spring of 2021, will bring international top-flight, competitive ocean racing to up to five European cities. And organisers add that the event will engage with European…
Helly Hansen outfitted Team MAPFRE in the 2017-18 edition of the race
World-leading sailing apparel brand Helly Hansen has signed on as official clothing supplier to The Ocean Race. With over 140 years of knowledge, experience and expertise in developing performance-driven apparel, the Norwegian-based brand is trusted by professionals around the world..…
The next edition of The Ocean Race will now start in October 2022
Organisers of The Ocean Race have confirmed that the next edition will now set sail a full year behind its originally scheduled start. The race route remains unchanged from that announced in March — but now the fleet will start…
GAC Pindar has managed logistics including boat liftouts in Itajai (pictured) and other locations around the world
Following successful collaborations in the 2014-15 and 2017-18 editions of the former Volvo Ocean Race, GAC Pindar has been appointed official logistics provider to The Ocean Race for an unprecedented third consecutive time. As an official partner of The Ocean…
Ireland's Green Dragon was skippered by Britain's Ian Walker
Ireland's Green Dragon skipper Ian Walker relives tragedy and triumph in the Olympics, America's Cup and Volvo Ocean Race in the 10th edition of the RORC Time Over Distance Live Lockdown Series. Since 2017 Ian has been the Director of…
In Conversation With Damian Foxall: ‘You Can Take A Sailor Off The Water But Not For Very Long’
The latest edition of The Ocean Race’s Off Watch video interview series sits down with Damian Foxall, Irish veteran of the yachting challenge formerly known as the Volvo Ocean Race. Kerryman Damian Foxall has competed in the round-the-world race six…
The route for the 2021-22 edition of The Ocean Race, around the world from Alicante to Genoa
Amid the chaos surrounding event cancellations in the wake of the coronavirus threat, The Ocean Race has brought some much-needed certainty with the announcement of the full route for the 2021-22 edition of the prestigious round-the-world yacht race. Starting in…

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