This is how the race starts!

Seven legs covering 32,000 nautical miles (60,000 kilometers) lie ahead of the five Imoca teams in The Ocean Race 2023 starting today, January 15, at 4:10 pm in Alicante. The first leg will take the crews along the Spanish coast through the Strait of Gibraltar into the Atlantic, past the Canary Islands to the first stage stop in Cape Verde. 1900 nautical miles comprise the first leg, and the race is expected to last five to six days. The weather forecast predicts strong winds with stormy gusts in the first days until Gibraltar.

Information on the entire route and the individual stages of The Ocean Race are available on the homepage.

In the Starting Five of the GUYOT environnement – Team Europe the crew relies on the well-rehearsed team from The Ocean Race Europe 2021. Info about the crew members can be found here.
With this team it goes into the race:

  • Benjamin Dutreux – Skipper
  • Robert Stanjek – Co-Skipper
  • Annie Lush – Pit
  • Phillip Kasüske – Bowman
  • Charles Drapeau – Onboard reporter

You can follow the race start in the live broadcast on the Youtube channel of Eurosport

The tracking to the race with the exact positions of the teams is linked on the homepage of GUYOT environnement – Team Europe. Of course, the latest information about the race can also be found on our Instagram and Facebook channel.

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