The ocean Race

No other sporting event gets its fans as close to the action as The Ocean Race and there are multiple ways you can follow the competition throughout the six month event.

The action begins on January 8 with the In Port Race in Alicante before the IMOCA and VO65 fleets depart for Mindelo, Cabo Verde on January 15 on the first leg of the race.

Two classes
The competition is split into two classes: the 5-strong IMOCA fleet will race around the world competing for The Ocean Race Trophy; while the six VO65s will race in Legs 1, 6 and 7, making up the three stages of the inaugural edition of The Ocean Race VO65 Sprint Cup.

In Port races
In addition to the ocean passage legs the teams will also compete in an in-port race series with inshore heats taking place at each stopover.

Where to watch the The Ocean Race Alicante In Port Races - Sunday 8 January:

VO65 fleet In Port Race from 1400 CET / 1300 GMT and;

IMOCA fleet In Port Race from 1530 CET / 1430 GMT

Foto: © Vincent Curutchet /IMOCA