Toward Cape Horn for Ocean Globe Race

Published on January 14th, 2024

The third leg of the 2023-24 Ocean Globe Race began January 14 with 12 teams on the course which extends 6200 nm from Auckland, New Zealand to Punta del Este, Uruguay. A 13th team, the Swan 57 Explorer (AUS), have delayed their start due discovering a faulty fuel injection pump three days before the start. As race rules require an engine, the arrival of parts and installation should allow for their start on January 16. The leaders are expected to arrive by February 9-14, 2024.

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No longer racing:
• Swan 51 Godspeed (USA) – quit after Leg 1

The 2023-24 Ocean Globe Race (OGR) is a fully crewed, retro race, in the spirit of the 1973 Whitbread Round the World Race, marking the 50th Anniversary of the original event. Racing without computers, GPS, and high-tech materials, they navigate with sextants and paper charts. Seven of the fleet are former Whitbread competitors.

Starting in Southampton (UK) on September 10, the OGR is a 27,000-mile sprint around the Globe, divided into four legs that passes south of the three great Capes. The fleet is divided in three classes with stop-overs in Cape Town, South Africa; Auckland, New Zealand; and Punta del Este, Uruguay before returning to Southhampton in April 2024.

2023-24 Ocean Globe Race:
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 9-14 February 2024.
FOURTH LEG: Start 5 March. 6550 miles. Finish 1-10 April 2024.

Source: OGR

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