The Ocean Race Europe
The inaugural edition of the Ocean Race Europe starts in France and makes its first stopover in Cascais in June, bringing the world's best sailors to Portugal.
This race is a shorter version of the Ocean Race, the world circumnavigation regatta considered the Round the World sailing race, which next edition is scheduled for 2022-23.
Ocean Race Europe departs from Lorient on the west coast of France at the end of May, passes through the Bay of Biscay and will have its first stopover in Cascais, a charming and cosmopolitan town situated 30 kms west of Lisbon. After the Atlantic Ocean, the race continues to the Mediterranean Sea with one more stopover before reaching the finish line in Genoa, Italy, in the third week of June.
This regatta will be a great competition on the water disputed by boats of the IMOCA 60 and VO65 classes and counts with the participation of a sailboat flying the Portuguese flag belonging to the Mirpuri Foundation that has Cascais as its home port.