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.

Vendée Globe final forty confirmed

July 2nd, 2024

The confirmed entry list for the 2020 edition of the Vendée Globe has been confirmed. This latest edition of the iconic, nonstop, unaided, singlehanded around the world race has generated unprecedented interest, prompting the organisers increase the number of places to 40 for the first time. The race’s qualification rules had been heightened since 2020,…

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Charlie Dalin: The podium in IMOCA is much harder to reach now

June 11th, 2024

Charlie Dalin has particularly enjoyed his convincing win in the New York Vendée-Les Sables d’Olonne race. And that’s partly because he knows that even getting on the podium in the IMOCA Class is becoming more difficult. Dalin makes the point that in recent years the podium was often occupied by the same three sailors –…

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Will Boris Herrmann’s bold breakaway move pay off?

June 4th, 2024

It’s a strategy that has got everyone talking. Can Boris Herrmann sail right round the top of the recourse – skirting a huge area of high pressure – and still beat Charlie Dalin and everyone else to the south of him? The only German skipper in the IMOCA fleet on board Malizia-SeaExplorer, in the second…

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IMOCA skippers struggle to deal with an ‘upside down’ weather scenario

June 2nd, 2024

With just under a third of the 3,100 nautical miles race completed since last Wednesday’s start the 28 solo skippers racing on the second edition of the New York Vendée – Les Sables d’Olonne solo Transatlantic race are having to deal with high levels of frustration as they try to wrestle themselves free of unusually…

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IMOCA speed trials in New York Harbour

May 25th, 2024

The wind gods only partially delivered for the NY-Vendee fleet competing in the Vendee Liberty exhibition speed trials on upper New York Harbor today with puffs of breeze deciding the fortunes of the fleet. Battling north and south winds gave the 60-foot IMOCA sailboats some opportunities to lay down their rails and charge along the…

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Synergy the name of the game at TR Racing

May 21st, 2024

The key concept underpinning the creation and philosophy of Thomas Ruyant Racing is the notion of working together. It’s the idea that the interaction between two elements – in this case, two boats and two skippers – can give rise to a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts. That’s why the…

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Sam Goodchild: Ready to take on the world singlehanded

May 16th, 2024

In the history of the IMOCA Class there have been few skippers who have completed a debut year to rival that of Sam Goodchild, who achieved five consecutive podium finishes in his first five races and became the 2023 IMOCA Globe Series Champion. But who is this modest 34-year-old Englishman? A sailor who will start…

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Vendee Globe

The Vendée Globe switches to American time

May 16th, 2024

With 6 months to go before the start of its tenth edition, the Vendée Globe is making an American aside. The last qualifying and selection race for the solo round the world race, the New York Vendée Les Sables d’Olonne, will set sail in 15 days time, on 29 May, at 20h00 French time. Last…

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Clarisse Cremer

Clarisse Crémer and Tanguy Le Turquais cleared of misconduct by international jury

March 4th, 2024

French yachtswoman Clarisse Crémer and her husband Tanguy Le Turquais have been cleared of anonymous allegations of cheating during the last edition of the Vendée Globe singlehanded non-stop around-the-world race. The ruling handed down by an international jury convened by the Vendée Globe organisers followed an independent investigation into the couple’s WhatsApp messages while Crémer…

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Clarisse Crémer

Clarisse Crémer refutes Vendée Globe cheating accusations

February 15th, 2024

A story published by France’s international news agency Agence France-Presse (AFP) has named French yachtswoman Clarisse Crémer as the Vendée Globe skipper accused of cheating in the 2020-21 edition of the high profile solo non-stop around the world sailing race. Crémer is quoted as vehemently denying the accusation in a joint statement she issued with…

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She’s back…

April 19th, 2023

At 33, French sailor Clarisse Crémer is embarking on one of the most exciting challenges of her career: competing in the next Vendée Globe, in November 2024. After her sponsorship was dropped in January 2023 – which left Crémer without a team or a boat and put her Vendée Globe dreams on hold – she…

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