The Ocean Race presents a new route by the South Ocean

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The Ocean Race presents an exciting new route with an epic stage in the South Ocean

The route of the 14th edition of The Ocean Race is now official and includes an epic journey through the Southern Ocean that will be the longest stage in the history of the regatta.

The next edition of The Ocean Race will feature the longest stage across the Southern Ocean in the event’s 50-year history, an incredible 12,750-nautical-mile marathon between Cape Town (South Africa) and Itajaí (Brazil).

This is just one of the highlights of the definitive tour, which has been confirmed this week.

The route of the 14th edition of the regatta has been adapted to the logistical realities of a round the world tour in the COVID-19 environment and will depart from Alicante at the end of December or the beginning of January, the confirmation of which is still pending. final date.

From there, the IMOCA and VO65 fleets will leave the Mediterranean Sea for Cape Verde, visiting this African nation for the first time, before heading to one of the regatta’s fixed stopovers, Cape Town (South Africa).

Then, a return to the roots of the regatta, with a brutal stage through the South Ocean, of more than 30 days of competition, to Itajaí (Brazil), site of the last three stopovers that the regatta route has made in South America.

This will be the longest stage in the history of The Ocean Race since the first edition of the full crewed round the world tour took place in 1973 and will pass through the three great headlands: Cape of Good Hope, Cape Leeuwin and Cape of Ovens, on and off, for the first time in history.