The Ocean Race 1973 SLU is a Spanish company led by Richard Brisius, Johan Salén and Jan Litborn. In 2018, it became the new owner of The Ocean Race.
As a successor company to Atlant Ocean Racing, it has taken over the Volvo Ocean Race from Volvo Group and Volvo Cars, the co-owners of the event for the past 20 years.
Atlant Ocean Racing was created in 1998 by Johan Salén and Richard Brisius both of whom share a long history in professional sailing as well as the management of professional sailing projects.
“The history of this race is inspiring and the future is very promising,” said Brisius. “The Ocean Race is about people and I am humbled by the prospects to serve some of the finest athletes and sport professionals in this world as well as leading partners to the race and host cities.”
“Looking forward, we are determined that the race will go from strength to strength as a sustainable premier international sporting event,” said Salén.