Ocean Globe Race 2023
The 27,000 Mile Ocean Globe Race Begins

The 27,000 Mile Ocean Globe Race Begins

The Ocean Globe Race is an 8 month long expedition around the world that does not allow the use of computers, satellites, or GPS. Instead, sailors must rely on nothing but sextants, decades of instinct, and the wind at their backs to conquer this endeavor.

Starting in Southampton, UK on September 10th, racers will tackle their first leg toward Cape Town, South Africa. This 6,650 mile leg, and the remaining three legs will take over 30 days each for even the fastest yachts. The next stops include New Zealand, an enormous trek to Uruguay, and then one last push north back to the United Kingdom.

Golden Globe Race finisher (2018) and solo circumnavigator, Istvan Kopar, gave his praises to the Ocean Globe Race when he told Bluewater, "The mission of both races - Ocean Globe and Golden Globe - is very similar. They take back the participants and the followers to the roots of ocean sailing, which is far more difficult than sailing inland or near coastlines. Technology dependence has degraded many ocean sailors to dependent operators. Prudent sailors do not like that and that's the most attractive part of these races in my view."

We wish all participants the best of luck and safe travels. Follow us for updates after each leg of the race completes.

Happy Sailing,

James D Henjum

Content Creator, Bluewater Books & Charts

Ocean Globe Race Route Map