The Race Around
Solo and Double-handed, 1 Boat, 5 Oceans, 1 Circumnavigation, 1 Race
The Race Around is a short-handed, classical, multi-staged around the world yacht race starting in the summer of 2023. Run under Category 0, the Race Around is designed to create, in conjunction with Class40, a race that provides fierce racing within a friendly atmosphere at an affordable price point and achievable timeframe.
The race course will feature the three great Capes of ocean navigation and include the challenging Southern Ocean. A start will be given in late September from a French city and followed by a maximum of 5 legs.
The Boat –
The Class 40 is a performance racing yacht with a maximum length of 40 feet. Class 40 has a strict box-rule, which means there is a maximum overall size for boats within the class.
This box-rule has created a class with 165 registered boats from 18 different yacht designers and over 20 countries making it the most successful short-handed offshore racing yacht of all time.
Most recently 55 Class40s competed in the 2018 Route du Rhum and the global racing calendar continues to expand proving the huge success seen is sure to continue.