The inaugural edition of The Ocean Race Europe, will start at the end of May 2021 from Lorient, France and finish in Genova, Italy in June, with stops in Cascais, Portugal, and Alicante, Spain along the way.
The Europe race is a new event, designed to showcase top-flight, fully-crewed, competitive ocean racing featuring the best international teams.
The Ocean Race Europe will engage with European citizens to enhance the ambitious green transition and showcase the power of Digital Transformation.
The Ocean Race Europe will see crew members from all over the world racing in foiling IMOCA 60s and one-design VO65s racing from the North Atlantic coast of Europe into the Mediterranean Sea, with each offshore leg to be scored equally. There will also be two coastal races in Cascais and Genoa which award bonus points to the top three finishers.
There will be winners and prizes in each class for The Ocean Race Europe.
The Ocean Race Europe will put the health of the sailors, teams and public as a top priority and respect all COVID19 regulations in each city visited.
The work started by the award-winning sustainability programme of the 2017-18 Race continues as part of The Ocean Race Europe and beyond. The Racing with Purpose programme includes advocacy, science, learning and sustainable event excellence.
The inaugural edition of The Ocean Race Europe in 2021 leads off a ten-year calendar of racing activity that includes confirmed editions of the iconic, fully-crewed, around the world event - The Ocean Race - every four years, beginning in 2022-23.
The Ocean Race Europe Teams
(this list will be updated as entries come in)
Austrian Ocean Race Project (AUT)
Mirpuri Foundation Racing Team (POR)
Sailing Poland (POL)
Viva Mexico (MEX)
Team Childhood 1 (SWE / NED)
AkzoNobel Ocean Racing (NED)
11th Hour Racing Team (USA)
CORUM L'Epargne (FRA)
Offshore Team Germany (GER)
Bureau Vallée (FRA)