Around the world Ocean Race has become "especially valuable"
The International Sailing Federation – World Sailing – has included the Ocean Race (formerly Volvo Ocean Race) around the world in the list of competitions especially important for the development of sailing.
The World Sailing Special Event status is assigned to races 2021-22 and 2025-26. Recall that in Ocean Race, where for the last quarter of a century only class VO65 yachts performed, IMOCA 60 hydrofoil vessels will also take part.
Round-the-world races of 2021-22 and 2025-26 will be held according to the rules of World Sailing. The International Federation organizes anti-doping support for teams and shares its marketing experience with race organizers.
“We are pleased that World Sailing will work with Ocean Race over the next 7 years, helping to increase the audience of the round-the-world race, which today is many millions of people on different continents,” emphasized Danish President Kim Andersen of the International Sailing Federation.
Now the list of competitions that are especially important for the development of sailing includes 6 items. In addition to the Ocean Race, these are the SailGP series, the World Match Racing Tour, the PWA World Tour (windsurfing), the Star Sailors League and the Global Kitesports Association freestyle world tours.
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