forsaken! Ocean Race 2023 has begun
The starting signal has been given for the Ocean Race 2023 in Alicante. Five boats, including “Malisia – Seaexplorer” Boris Hermann, took part in the first stage of the team’s legendary round-the-world regatta. It leads more than 1,900 nautical miles (about 3,500 km) to Cape Verde. Estimated arrival is January 22nd.
In general, the ocean race lasts more than half a year. The seventh and final stage will start in The Hague on June 15th. The match ends with the grand finale in Genoa. Arrival expected July 1st.
Eliminated: “Malaysia – Seaexplorer” and Co. on the road
‘Bye, Bye Alicante’: Friends and family bid farewell to the teams, and of course Boris Herrmann could not miss the Hamburg flag. Imoca class boats on their way to the starting line.
Hermann confident before the start of the ocean race
“We’re looking forward to getting off the dock and getting to work. Compared to launching the Vendée Globe when the pressure was just me, I feel comfortable and confident that we have an experienced crew who worked so hard on this project,” said Boris Herrmann shortly before the start, who spoke in an interview with NDR. About Malaysia – Seaexplorer opportunities:
Today the 2023 Ocean Race begins in Alicante
At 4 p.m., the wait for the five teams is over: then the 2023 Ocean Race begins with the first stage in Alicante. From there it is more than 1,900 nautical miles from Cape Verde.
Skipper Stanjek: Finally out in the open sea
Race preparations are stressful, but necessary. Skipper Robert Stanjek from Team Guyot is already looking forward.
Top questions and answers about Ocean Race
How long has the ocean race existed? How is it registered? How many Germans are there? All information is available in the instructions.
5:39 PM – 1/13/2023 5:39 PM
Hermann believes in victory and Buick ‘very excited’
Hermann wants Hamburg to win the Ocean Race premiere. For Beucke from Kiel, who switched to sailing abroad just a year ago, a childhood dream has come true.
Boris Hermann is confident
Before the start of the Ocean Race, Boris Hermann introduced himself full of anticipation and confidence. The captain from Hamburg said that the new chips on the Malizia Seaexplorer have proven themselves well.
Suzanne Beauke is full of anticipation
Suzanne Becky of the Strand near Kiel is taking part in sea regattas for the first time – and looking forward to their premiere. She is part of the crew of Kevin Escoffier (France) at Team Holcim – PRB.
A total of four German sailors
In addition to Hermann and Buick, two more Germans started: Robert Stanjic from Berlin is co-leader with Benjamin Dutroux from France. Phillip Kasüske is part of the crew.
The Ocean Race: Seven stages over 32,000 nautical miles
It will be the most important team regatta in international sailing this year for the Imoka class over seven stages and a total of 32,000 nautical miles (about 60,000 km).
The first stage: Alicante – Cape Verde
Start: January 15th Expected arrival: January 22nd
1900 nautical miles
The second phase: Cape Verde – Cape Town / South Africa
Start: January 25th. Expected arrival: February 9th
4,600 nautical miles
3. The stage: Cape Town – Itagai / Brazil
Start: February 26th Expected arrival: April 1st
12,750 nautical miles
The fourth stage: Itagai / Brazil – Newport / USA
Launch: April 23; Estimated arrival: May 10
level five: Newport / USA – Aarhus / Denmark
Start: May 21; Estimated arrival: May 30
3,500 nautical miles
6. The stage: Aarhus / Denmark – Fly by Keel – The Hague / Netherlands
Start: June 8; Kill (non-stop) June 9; Expected arrival: June 11th
800 nautical miles
Seventh stage: The Hague / Netherlands – Genoa / Italy
Starts: June 15th; Expected end: July 1
2200 nautical miles
Live Tracking: An overview of what’s happening in the race
Hermann wins the first harbor race
The Hamburg captain celebrates a remarkable success in Alicante a week before the official start.