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Fully-crewed around the world • 8 stopovers • 45,000 miles

The race course and stopover locations for the 2023 edition of The Ocean Race will start from Alicante, Spain in January 2023 and finish in Europe in mid-summer of 2023.

Stopovers include:

  1. Alicante (start 14 Jan 2023)
  2. Cape Verdes
  3. Cape Town
  4. Itajai
  5. Newport
  6. Aarhus
  7. The Hague
  8. Genoa (Finish mid-July)



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.



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 2023, 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.

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