About The Ocean Race

Since 1973, The Ocean Race has provided the ultimate test of a team and a human adventure like no other. Over four decades it has kept an almost mythical hold over some of the greatest sailors and been the proving ground for the legends of our sport.

The last edition of the race was the closest in history, with three teams virtually tied, approaching the finish line. After 126 days of racing spread across 11 legs, the winning margin for Charles Caudrelier’s Dongfeng Race Team was only 16 minutes. The top three teams were separated by just four points.

The next edition of The Ocean Race will start from Alicante, Spain in the autumn of 2022 and will finish in Genoa, Italy in the summer of 2023.

Sustainability in The Ocean Race

We have a proven commitment to sustainability, and with the support and collaboration of 11th Hour Racing, Founding Partner of the Race Sustainability Programme and Premier Partner of The Ocean Race, we are inspiring action and creating tangible outcomes.

Building upon our award-winning legacy in sustainability, our innovative Racing With Purpose programme is acting as a catalyst for positive change and accelerating the application of innovative solutions to help restore ocean health.

Scott Shawyer launches Canada Ocean Racing campaign with backing of Alex Thomson

August 24th, 2022

Tweet Share Canadian yachtsman Scott Shawyer has launched a new ocean racing campaign – Canada Ocean Racing – with the goal of  competing in the the Vendée Globe solo non-stop around the world race and becoming the first Canadian to complete the pinnacle event in offshore sailing, widely regarded as the toughest sporting challenge on the planet. Backed…

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The Yacht Racing Podcast: Alex Thomson

November 17th, 2021

Share Tweet Share Share Justin Chisholm’s guest on the latest episode of The Yacht Racing Podcast is British solo racing skipper Alex Thomson. Thomson is a veteran of no less than five editions of the Vendée Globe solo around the world race. He made his first attempt in 2004 but damage to his boat put…

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Charlie Dalin

The Yacht Racing Podcast EXTRA: Charlie Dalin

April 7th, 2021

Share Tweet Share Share Justin Chisholm’s guest on the latest episode of The Yacht Racing Podcast EXTRA is the French solo offshore racing skipper Charlie Dalin. Dalin hit the headlines earlier this year after he claimed the line honours victory in the Vendee Globe 2020-21 singlehanded non-stop around-the-world race. Despite being first home Charlie was…

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Vendee Globe

From the Vendee Globe to industry

March 31st, 2021

Share Tweet Share Share Over the last few years IMOCA 60s have become veritable floating technology laboratories. Autopilots, optical fibre, satellite communication systems or even security, progress is everywhere and continues to inspire more and more businesses in the maritime sector. The innovations developed for offshore racing are performance driven and developed across a large…

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Vendee Globe

Vendee Globe 2020-21 – A success on every level

March 15th, 2021

Share Tweet Share Share Against an unprecedented global health crisis which brought on many unique challenges, the ninth edition of the Vendée Globe emerged as a triumph, uniting, inspiring and engaging a wider audience than ever before. The Vendée Globe is always an extraordinary adventure, each edition is unique but none more so than this…

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