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OGR Race Route Illustration showing the route of the Ocean Globe Race along with annotations showing the stopover ports. Southampton, UK Cape Town, SA Auckland, NZ Cape Horn Punta del Este, UY
McIntyre Adventure

Starting in Southampton in September 2023, the OGR is a 27,000-mile sprint around the globe, spread across four legs, taking in the Southern Ocean and the three Great Capes.

Stopovers will include Cape Town, Auckland and Punta del Este, before finishing back in the UK in April 2024.

To win the OGR challenge is to be first in class or handicap overall winner. In the spirit of adventure, the event will be sailed under International Collision Regulations.

  • FIRST LEG: Start 10 September 2023. 7800 miles. First boats finish 9-21 October 2023.
  • SECOND LEG: Start 5 November 2023. 7250 miles. First boats finish 14-23 December 2023.
  • THIRD LEG: Start 14 January 2024. 6200 miles. First boats finish 9-18 February 2024.
  • FOURTH LEG: Start 5 March. 6550 miles. Finish 1-10 April 2024.

Race Start: Ocean Village Marina, Southampton UK

Ocean Village Southampton

By hosting the start of this retro edition of the historic race at our Ocean Village Marina, we’re hoping to recreate the jubilant atmosphere of the early races, welcoming crowds of supporters, capturing the imagination of visitors and inspiring the next generation of round the world sailors.

Tim Mayer, MDL Marinas

Visit Ocean Village Marina

Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town Waterfront

Visit Cape Town Waterfront

Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland City

It is truly fitting that Auckland would host the race's third stopover in 2023. We look forward to formalising this arrangement in the coming weeks with the Ocean Globe Race organisers.

Chris Simpson, Head of Major Events, Tātaki Auckland

Visit Auckland

Punta del Este, Uruguay

Yacht Club Punta del Este

The Yacht Club Punta del Este is thrilled to welcome the Ocean Globe Race. We look forward to working with OGR's fantastic team and receiving the intrepid sailors whose courage and determination keep the spirit of the Whitbread alive.

Juan Etcheverrito, Commodore of Yacht Club Punta del Este

Yacht Club Punta del Este


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