Beyond the competition, The Ocean Race is an extraordinary human adventure. Six months on the move, punctuated by a magnificent competition at sea and the high points on land that have thrilled us all.

Thank you for the laughter, the adventures, the tears, the stress, the splendid acting and, above all, thank you for all the shared emotions and the memories that you have left us.

In this final episode of the original series of the behind-the-scenes stages of the crewed round the world race, opens with Team Malizia's victorious finish in Genova.

Yet a feeling of uncertainty hangs over this finish, as the winner of the Grand Loop is not yet known. It is the 11th Hour Racing Team that is awaiting the jury's decision, following the collision with Guyot Environnement-Team Europe at the start in The Hague. The wait for the verdict is interminable for the crew at sea, but then the final victory is magnificent.

It was then time for the prize-giving, the goodbyes and already the nostalgia began to sink in. The race will have left its mark on everyone's minds and that every participant, from sailors or shore teams.

500,000 views on the various broadcasting platforms!

STOPOVER, the series produced by IMOCA in collaboration with Ouest-France and Harken, consists of eight episodes produced at the start and then at each stopover of this first edition of The Ocean Race open to the famous hydrofoil monohulls.

For six months, this series, which is already attracting a sizeable audience, explored the consequences of the crews' adventures at sea once back on land. Families, injuries, repairs and logistical challenges, The Ocean Race was much more than a sporting competition, it was a human adventure.

Over the course of the eight episodes, we followed members of the teams and discovered the other side of the race that we normally experience on the map. We shared what the shore teams experience on the edge of the craziest of playgrounds.


Thank you to everyone who made STOPOVER possible. Thank you to the journalist Jacques Guyader, Ouest-France and Harken for supporting this project, thank you to Marin Le Roux and Théo Dolivet-David from the production company polaRYSE for all the moments collected and thank you to the organisation of The Ocean Race and all the participating teams for their confidence.