The port of departure will be in Lorient, France, next May and, according to Ocean Race Europe race director Richard Brisus, the Portuguese city will host, in June, the first stop of the race for IMOCA 60s and VO65s of unique design, which will pass through five European cities, ending in Genoa, Italy.

“We came together to develop actions that promote the health of the ocean and we hope to work on that with all our friends and sponsors in Cascais, when we arrive in Portugal, in June,” said Richard Brisus.

This will be the first time that an event of the Ocean Race, the largest regatta around the world - which will also have the participation of Racing for the Planet between 2022 and 2023 -, will visit the Marina of Cascais, for which Paulo Mirpuri, president of Mirpuri Foundation, acknowledged to be “an immense pride.”

The Racing for the Planet crew consists of the French skipper Yoann Richomme, the Portuguese Olympic sailors Mariana Lobato, Bernardo Freitas and Frederico Melo, the Australian Jack Bouttell, winner of the last edition of the Ocean Race, the compatriot Nicolas Lunven, the English Emily Nagel, Spaniard Willy Altadill and Portuguese António Fontes, responsible for the ground team.