The Ocean Globe Race is a crewed race around the world following the traditional Whitbread Round the World Race course, celebrating 50 years of the event. Notably, two boats, Maiden and Spirit of Helsinki, are neck and neck as they race up the Argentina coast, with Spirit of Helsinki just six miles behind according to the tracking. Meanwhile, the South African team is nearing Cape Horn, and Explorer is making quick progress with a strong northwesterly breeze. Marie Tabarly is 225 miles from the finish in Punte del Este, with an impressive performance on this leg. Brian Hancock, a seasoned sailor and writer, provides insights and updates on the race.

By the Numbers
  • Two boats, Maiden and Spirit of Helsinki, are racing neck and neck, with Spirit of Helsinki just six miles behind according to tracking
  • Marie Tabarly is 225 miles from the finish in Punte del Este
State of Play
  • Maiden and Spirit of Helsinki are in a close race up the Argentina coast
  • The South African team is nearing Cape Horn
  • Explorer is making good progress with a strong northwesterly breeze
  • Brian Hancock provides daily updates and insights on the race as it progresses
Bottom Line

The Ocean Globe Race sees close competition between Maiden and Spirit of Helsinki, while other teams make significant progress toward key milestones on the challenging course.