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How to follow The Ocean Race 2022-23

by The Ocean Race 7 Jan 02:51 PST 8 January 2023
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No other sporting event gets its fans as close to the action as The Ocean Race and there are multiple ways you can follow the competition throughout the six month event.

The action begins on January 8 with the In Port Race in Alicante before the IMOCA and VO65 fleets depart for Mindelo, Cabo Verde on January 15 on the first leg of the race.

Check out the full route and schedule.

Two classes

The competition is split into two classes: the 5-strong IMOCA fleet will race around the world competing for The Ocean Race Trophy; while the six VO65s will race in Legs 1, 6 and 7, making up the three stages of the inaugural edition of The Ocean Race VO65 Sprint Cup.

Find out about the competing teams.

In Port races

In addition to the ocean passage legs the teams will also compete in an in-port race series with inshore heats taking place at each stopover.

Read a guide to the in-port race series.

Where to watch the The Ocean Race Alicante In Port Races - Sunday 8 January:

VO65 fleet In Port Race from 1400 CET / 1300 GMT and; IMOCA fleet In Port Race from 1530 CET / 1430 GMT

Eurosport / Eurosport Player / Discovery+ platform (check local listings for local timings)

All the racing from Alicante will also be embedded for international viewing on homepage and in most territories on

Follow the action and our social platforms @theoceanrace are your hubs for key content for 2022-23 edition including latest news and analysis, videos and photos from the yachts and a full racing section featuring the offshore race tracker, rankings and scoreboard.

LIVE: Each leg start and finish will be covered live by our broadcast partner, Warner Bros. Discovery and shown on Eurosport platforms, including Outside of Europe, and depending on the territory, you may be able to access live coverage via

At 1200 UTC every day during the offshore legs, come to and tune in to The Race Report - a two-minute quick fix that tells the story of the previous 24 hours in the Race. Watch here on our site and on our YouTube and Facebook channels.

During the offshore legs, our host and commentator Niall Myant-Best will host The Ocean Race Show, a longer format programme that takes a deeper dive into the stories at sea. This too will be available on the race website and our YouTube and Facebook channels.

Short highlights from Leg starts, Arrivals, and In Port races will be posted on The Ocean Race social platforms and website, as well as Eurosport social channels as soon as they are turned around.

You can also find additional updates from the teams on their own websites and social channels:

Streaming & Broadcast TV

Warner Bros. Discovery is The Ocean Race's live broadcast and news distribution partner and fans will be able to watch live coverage from every leg of the Ocean Race 2022-23 with Eurosport and Discovery+, including:

Eurosport TV channels
Live coverage of leg starts, the Grand Finale arrivals in Genova, as well as the In Port racing in Alicante and Genova

Eurosport player and on Discovery+
Streaming live coverage of all leg starts and finishes as well as every in-port race

Eurosport linear channels (free to air locally), Eurosport player and Discovery+
A highlight show summing up the action on each of the offshore legs (two shows for the five-week third leg from South Africa to Brazil)
Regular feature-length shows about life on board The Ocean Race boats will be available throughout the six months of the race
Warner Bros. Discovery and Eurosport social media channels

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