On the last weekend of May, the city of Lorient will host the departure of The Ocean Race Europe. This international high-flying race is the first stage of a decade of activities including the edition of the iconic crew race around the world – The Ocean Race – which will take place in 2022-2023.
A prestigious competition
The Ocean Race Europe brings together the best international sailors, divided into two classes of boats, the VO65 and the IMOCA, who will participate in the next round-the-world race. During the last weekend of May, The Ocean Race Europe will depart from Lorient and sail between the North Atlantic coast of Europe towards the Mediterranean Sea on a course that will include up to five legs. The boats will race to Genoa, Italy, during the third week of June.
Lorient at the heart of the sector
Capital of the French SailingValley, Lorient plays a predominant role in the development of the nautical sector. At the end of the 90s, the city experienced the fishing crisis and the closure of the submarine base. Lorient opts for boating as an economic development axis. The wasteland of the submarine base comes back to life. A winning bet for the city and the nautical industry attracted by the quality of the harbor of Lorient and its infrastructures
Lorient home port
Lorient La Base brings together all the assets of a consolidated ecosystem to support large sailing fleets. This is why the greatest skippers have chosen Lorient The Base as their home port. With this kick-off of The Ocean Race Europe, the city of Lorient reinforces its positioning as a host port for major ocean sailing races.
Bearing the slogan "Racing with purpose", the race is committed to the health of the planet: focus on Marine Protected Areas, the impact of climate change on the oceans, sustainable development and the fight against plastic pollution.
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