As with the round-the-world race in 2022-23, Genoa will host the Finale of the first edition of The Ocean Race Europe from 16 to 20 June.
The Ocean Race Europe is a new event that will see some of the best sailors and crews in the world, in a multi-stage sailing race starting from Lorient, in France and finish in Genoa. An historic opportunity for the Genoese capital, which, thanks also to its great sailor’s and sporting tradition, will be for the first time the final stage of a global oceanic sailing event. Genoa will be the unquestionable capital of the global sail for two weeks.
To make things more interesting on June 19 in the genoese waters there will also be a coastal race, which can be watched by the east coast, or by the sea.
In addition to the purely sporting aspect, The Ocean Race Europe will be an opportunity to support a strong sustainability programme, with edutainment initiatives for young people and more.
The appointment is therefore in Genoa, from 16 to 20 June, in the Porto Antico area, the city's large sea-side square, to admire the fleet as well as the arrival of the Navy's Amerigo Vespucci sailing ship, meet the protagonists of the regatta, and take part in the village's entertainment activities. It will also be the occasion to experience the world of sailing, with trials for children and disabled people, regattas of radio-controlled models, and learn the project "Cercando Calipso", Genoa City Council's social inclusion initiative.
THE OCEAN RACE EUROPE VILLAGE
The Ocean Race Europe Village will be inaugurated on Thursday 17 June at 5.00 pm at Porto Antico - Piazza delle Feste, in the presence of the Mayor of Genoa, Marco Bucci, the President of the Liguria Region, Giovanni Toti, the Chairman of the Steering Committee of Genoa The Grand Finale, Evelina Christillin, the FIV President, Francesco Ettorre, and the President of The Ocean Race, Richard Brisius.
From Thursday 17th to Sunday 20th June, The Ocean Race Europe Village in the Porto Antico will host an unmissable programme of events and initiatives both for Genoese and tourists of all ages, with a special focus on children, to celebrate a great festival dedicated to sport, entertainment, and culture for all, with sustainability and environment, sea and oceans protection as main themes.
A rich programme of events, that will ideally accompany the arrival of The Ocean Race Europe stage in Genoa, scheduled for 16-17 June; in the following days it will be possible to admire the 12 competing boats, moored at the Pier in front of Nave Italia, and above all to follow, both from the land on the maxi-screen, or from the sea and from the coast, from Corso Italia and beyond, the final coastal race that will award the best crew in the race.
The Ocean Race Europe Village will be open every day from 10.00 a.m. to 9.00 p.m. and will host activities and workshops mainly dedicated to children and families, who will try their first sailing experience, learn about a healthier lifestyle and more sustainable habits, visit exhibitions focused on sailing, sport, fishing, tourism and culture, learn more about Genoa's history linked to the sea and ships, and much more.
The full programme of initiatives related to The Ocean Race Europe is available at https://theoceanracegenova.com/news/genova-porto-antico-il-programma-degli-eventi
THE OCEAN RACE EUROPE
The Ocean Race Europe will start from Lorient's harbour on 29 May, with stops in Cascais, Portugal and Alicante in Spain, before Genoa’s awaited finale.
Each offshore stop will last about three/four days depending on distance and weather conditions. The coastal races usually last between three and five hours.
Two classes of boat will take part in the race: VO65 and IMOCA 60. There will be winners and prizes in each class for The Ocean Race Europe.
The Ocean Race Europe - Programme
29 May - Departure stage - Lorient, France
5 June - Coastal Regata - Cascais, Portugal
6 June - Departure stage - Cascais, Portugal
13 June - Departure stage - Alicante, Spain
19 June - Coastal Regata - Genova, Italy
Austrian Ocean Race Project (AUT)
Mirpuri Foundation Racing Team (POR)
Sailing Poland (POL)
Mexico Long live (MEX)
Childhood Team 1 (SWE / NED)
AkzoNobel Ocean Racing (NED)
11th Hour Racing Team (USA)
CORUM L'Epargne (FRA)
Offshore Team Germany (GER)
Bureau Vallée (FRA)
** The Ocean Race Europe gives priority to sailors, teams and public health, and respect all COVID19 restrictions in every city visited.
Presentation video Https://youtu.be/Vr7gBr-SwsY
Video of the complete route announced https://www.facebook.com/watch/? V=819802718647807
Ocean Race Europe site https://www.theoceanrace.com/