The Hague will host The Ocean Race in 2022

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Carolijn Brouwer (The Netherlands) rounding Cape Horn for the third time. 29 March, 2018. /Martin Keruzore/Volvo AB

 

The Hague Stopover. 30 June, 2018./Jen Edney/Volvo AB

“The Hague has been a very positive experience for all of us as sailors over the past two races,” said veteran offshore racer Chris Nicholson, whose Dutch-based W Ocean Racing is building a campaign for the next race. “As sailors it is especially rewarding to have the public come out and support us the way they do here.”

Deputy Mayor and The Hague’s alderman for Economic Affairs and Sport, Richard de Mos, is excited about The Hague again being the host for The Ocean Race: “We’ll let the whole world know The Hague is the place to be if you enjoy sailing. Taking part in this great race for the third time meets our ambition to be the sailing hot spot of Northwestern Europe. Everyone in our city will be able to enjoy this global event: our citizens, entrepreneurs and, of course, hundreds of thousands of visitors. This is a real boost for our local economy as well.”

“It’s great to see this kind of commitment out of The Hague and the government,” said Simeon Tienpont, the skipper of DutchSail, a prospective team in the next race. “Last time was a real spectacle at the finish and it brought a lot of economic value for the entire region. It’s not only about the city but the entire fan base in the country who want the Race to come and it’s more proof that it’s one of the biggest sporting events we have in

The Netherlands.”

“The Hague has shown itself to be one of the most popular stops in the Race over the last two editions, with tremendous support during the pitstop in 2015 and again as the finish port in 2018,” agreed Johan Salén, the Managing Director of The Ocean Race.

“We know the fans in The Netherlands love the event and we’re excited to be working again with The Hague to build a tremendous experience for our Race fans, sailors and stakeholders in 2022.”

The Ocean Race

Since 1973, The Ocean Race has provided the ultimate test of a team and a human adventure like no other. Over four decades it has kept an almost mythical hold over some of the greatest sailors and been the proving ground for the legends of our sport.

The last edition of the race was the closest in history, with three teams virtually tied, approaching the finish line. After 126 days of racing spread across 11 legs, the winning margin for Charles Caudrelier’s Dongfeng Race Team was only 16 minutes. The top three teams were separated by just four points.

The next edition of The Ocean Race will start from Alicante, Spain in the autumn of 2021.

Sustainability in The Ocean Race

Building upon the legacy of the previous race, our innovative programme will act as a catalyst for positive change to help restore ocean health by addressing the impacts of plastic pollution.

With a commitment to put sustainability at its heart, the next edition of the race will develop a roadmap to inspire action and create tangible outcomes.

The Host City procurement process for the 2021-22 edition of The Ocean Race is concluding and more venues will be announced in the coming weeks, followed by the full Race Route. The Hague joins the Race’s home port of Alicante, and Danish sailing hotspot Aarhus as confirmed destinations in the next edition.

 

The Ocean Race

Since 1973, The Ocean Race has provided the ultimate test of a team and a human adventure like no other. Over four decades it has kept an almost mythical hold over some of the greatest sailors and been the proving ground for the legends of our sport.

The last edition of the race was the closest in history, with three teams virtually tied, approaching the finish line. After 126 days of racing spread across 11 legs, the winning margin for Charles Caudrelier’s Dongfeng Race Team was only 16 minutes. The top three teams were separated by just four points.

The next edition of The Ocean Race will start from Alicante, Spain in the autumn of 2021.

Sustainability in The Ocean Race

Building upon the legacy of the previous race, our innovative programme will act as a catalyst for positive change to help restore ocean health by addressing the impacts of plastic pollution.

With a commitment to put sustainability at its heart, the next edition of the race will develop a roadmap to inspire action and create tangible outcomes.