The first of boats in the Globe40 race around the world started to arrive in Mindelo on the island of São Vicente on 5 July. This race then sets off again from Mindelo on Sunday 17 July. The first stage of the race started from Tangiers in Morocco on 26 June. It is the first off-shore race to start on the African continent. Some of the stopping points are interesting and unique, therefore the race brings together competition, travel and adventure. There are seven boats taking part in the 2022 race.
After Cape Verde, the race will call at Mauritius, Auckland, Tahiti, Ushuaia, Recife and Grenada Island before ending at Lorient Agglomération in Brittany, France. The route is more than 30,000 miles long. The Class40 boat is a single hull which is dedicated to off-shore racing. The Globe40 race is open to both amateur and professional sailors.
[15 July 2022]