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…Read More
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.
Share Tweet Share Share She has waited a long time for a new boat, but now she has it – a gleaming bright red Sam Manuard-designed flying machine, in the livery of Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque, and paid for by the same team of sponsors who funded her old one – writes Ed Gorman. So well…Read More
Share Tweet Share Share Having started four Vendée Globes and finished two of them, once on the podium in third place, once after starting a second time nine days late, you would think that Jérémie Beyou had done enough. But not so – writes Ed Gorman. The 46-year-old skipper from Finistère in northwest France…Read More
Share Tweet Share Share For the IMOCA Globe Series, British writer Ed Gorman checks in with French solo skipper Kevin Escoffier ahead of the launch of his all new IMOCA 60 PRB… The interesting thing, when you talk to Kevin Escoffier about his new boat – due to be launched on May 7th in Lorient…Read More
Share Tweet Share Share There is nothing like an IMOCA sailor who is stuck on land. Just ask Pip Hare, the British Vendée Globe finisher who did not take part in the Transat Jacques Vabre as she and her team continue preparing their new boat for next season – writes Ed Gorman. Hare, who finished…Read More
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…Read More
Share Tweet Share Share It’s not often that a yacht designer gets the chance to sail an IMOCA designed by his firm over a great distance. But that’s just what VPLP’s Antoine Lauriot Prévost did when he seized the opportunity to join the crew of Alex Thompson’s Hugo Boss on her 8,000-mile return trip from…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
Share Tweet Share Share German skipper Boris Herrmann – fifth-placed finisher in the Vendee Globe on Seaexplorer-Yacht Club de Monaco – has won IMOCA Globe Series championship after a remarkably consistent campaign over the last three years. The championship is calculated by accumulating the scores of skippers and their teams in the major IMOCA Class…Read More
Share Tweet Share Share It’s been a Vendee Globe like no other and after 11 weeks of racing and a full lap of the planet the final result stayed in doubt until several hours after the first boat made it home to Les Sables D’Olonne. There was plenty of tension and drama during the final…Read More
Share Tweet Share Share Yacht Racing Life website editor Justin Chisholm is joined by Vendee Globe skipper Conrad Colman for the final episode of the Vendee Globe special series. After more than 11 weeks of racing the leading group have finally made it back to Les Sables D’Olonne and Yannick Bestaven has been confirmed as…Read More
Share Tweet Share Share French solo skipper Yannick Bestaven on Maître Coq IV has won the ninth Vendee Globe solo nonstop around-the-world race after crossing the finish line off Les Sables d’Olonne, France at 0319 UTC this morning. Bestaven was the skipper to finish – following line honours winner Charlie Dalin on Apivia and Louis…Read More
Share Tweet Share Share French skipper Charlie Dalin has taken line honours as the first boat home in the Vendee Globe tonight. His bright yellow Apivia IMOCA 60 crossed the finish line in blustery winds and bumpy seas of Les Sables D’Olonne, France at five minutes after eight thirty PM after 80 days, six hours,…Read More
Share Tweet Share Share With less than 80 miles now to sail to the finish line of the Vendee Globe solo non-stop round the world race the leader Charlie Dalin on Apivia is expected to be the first to finish, at between 1800 – 1900 UTC tonight. French skipper Dalin, 36, who was one of…Read More
Share Tweet Share Share Incredibly, even though the top three skippers are crossing Biscay Bay with around 300 nautical miles (nm) to go to the finish in Les sables D’Olonne, there is still certain no way of picking the winner of the 2020-21 Vendee Globe. According to third placed Louis Burton – the most northern…Read More
Share Tweet Share Share After more than 11 weeks and 24,000 miles of racing in the Vendee Globe solo nonstop around-the-world yacht race the likely winner is still not clear this afternoon as the top three skippers close to within 700 miles of the finish line off the French port of Les Sables D’Olonne. Only…Read More