Fully-crewed around the world • 10 stopovers • 45,000 miles
The race course and stopover locations for the 2022-23 edition of The Ocean Race will be determined in early 2020. The race will start from Alicante, Spain in October 2022 and finish in Europe in early summer of 2023.
Since 1973, The (Volvo) 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 a proving ground for the legends of our sport.
THE BOATS: VO65 & IMOCA 60
Two classes will compete in the next edition of the race with the addition of the high-tech, foiling IMOCA 60 class adding a design and technical element. The one-design VO65 fleet will race on its third lap of the planet in 2022, with an emphasis on competition, youth and crew diversity.
OceansLab’s aim is to race aboard an IMOCA 60. At 60 feet the monohulls are among the fastest modern racing boats. To maximise on speed the boats are built using light, but strong composite materials ensuring they can withstand the worst conditions on the open seas.