The Ocean Race Genova

For more than 40 years, it has had an almost mythical appeal for some of the world’s greatest sailors and has been the field where sailing legends have faced off. This edition of The Ocean Race, will start from the Spanish port of Alicante, on January 15, 2023 and will visit nine different international cities and conclude for the first, historic time at Genova, in the summer of 2023.

The first leg is a 1,900-mile “sprint” from Alicante to Cape Verde.

The second leg will begin on January 25 and will see the fleets cross the equator heading south to Cape Town. This will be the 12th time that regatta will stop in the city at the southern tip of Africa, making it the most visited stop in this edition of the event.

Next is a true record-breaking leg-the longest in the event’s 50-year history-a marathon of 12,750 miles and lasting about a month to reach Itajaí, Brazil.

In the best tradition of The Ocean Race, this leg takes IMOCA and VO65 sailors up to the infamous Roaring Forty and Screaming Fifty, to the low latitudes of the Southern Ocean. Leaving Antarctica to the right, the fleet will have to pass all three major southern capes-Good Hope, Cape Leeuwin and Cape Horn-non-stop, for the first time in history.

The stopover in Itajaí, Brazil, will be one of the longest after this epic leg, before the fleet sets sail north again, crossing depressions and the equator to arrive in Newport, Rhode Island, on the East Coast of the United States.

From there, the regatta will head back to Europe, with a transatlantic leg to Aarhus in Denmark, followed by a Fly-By in Kiel, Germany, before heading to The Hague, Netherlands.

And, finally, the last offshore leg to the Grand Finale at Genova, which will also mark a historic moment, with the first arrival in the Mediterranean and Italy.

Photo by Sailing Energy / The Ocean Race

Genoa the world capital of sailing. From June 24 to July 2, 2023, the Ligurian capital will host The Grand Finale, the finish of The Ocean Race, the fully crewed round-the-world race.

Genoa, La Superba, with its historic city center among the largest in Europe, its international port, its Blue Economy and its hi-tech vocation is proud to host The Grand Finale of The Ocean Race 2022-23, with which it shares the themes of sport, inclusion, respect for the environment and sustainability.

For more info: THE OCEAN RACE 

Team Malizia si aggiudica la 7th Leg di The Ocean Race, prima vittoria di tappa