International Federation sail – World Sailing – included round-the-world race Ocean Race (formerly the Volvo Ocean Race) in the list of highly important for the development of sailing competitions.
The status of the World Sailing races Special Event has 2021-22 and 2025-26 years. Recall that in the Ocean Race, where for a quarter of a century were exclusively yacht VO65 class, from now on, will also attend the court of the IMOCA 60 class hydrofoil.
Round the world race 2021-22 and 2025-26 years will pass by the rules of the World Sailing. The international Federation organizes anti-doping support teams and will share with the organizers of the race for his expertise in the field of marketing.
“We are pleased that the Sailing World will cooperate with the Ocean Race for the next 7 years, helping to increase audience round the world race, which today amounts to many millions of people on different continents,” said the President of the International sailing Federation the Dane Kim Andersen.
Now the list of competitions, particularly important for the development of sailing, has 6 positions. In addition to Ocean Race, it SailGP series, World Match Racing Tour and the PWA World Tour (surfing), Star Sailors League and world tours Global Kitesports Association freestyle.