The BIG One | Leg 3 Guide with Simon Fisher | The Ocean Race
6-time The Ocean Race veteran, and former winner, Simon Fisher breaks down the monstrous 12,750nm Leg 3 from Cape Town, South Africa, to Itajaí, in Brazil. The teams will need to decide how to navigate the infamous Southern Ocean, avoid the ice exclusion zones, and know when to push North towards Brazil.
01.04Stéphane Le Diraison will be joining James Harayda for the 2023 season…Gentoo Sailing Team is delighted to announce that Stéphane Le Diraison will be joining James Harayda as co-skipper ahead of the 2023 double-handed IMOCA races. Stéphane brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience in the IMOCA Class and also with Gentoo having already completed one Vendée Globe onboard the boat.…25.03SiFi: "This is going to be my fifth time around Cape Horn"…Just when they were beginning to wonder if this was going to be a relatively benign second half of the voyage around the bottom of the world, the Southern Ocean still has a sting in its tail.…25.03It’s time to throw Conrad Colman a lifeline……The racing apart, the big headlines in the IMOCA Class these days are almost always about new boats, new sponsorships, even new team structures.…22.03Benjamin Dutreux: Now we can be free agents in The Ocean Race…When you take on the responsibility of leading a fully-crewed team in The Ocean Race, you have to be prepared to deal with whatever fate throws at you, and IMOCA star Benjamin Dutreux knows that better than anyone now.…14.03Dalin: Comanche’s 618-mile record is within an IMOCA’s reach…The scintillating performance of the four IMOCAs flying over the Southern Ocean in the third leg of The Ocean Race, has made a lot of people sit up and take notice, not least the reigning IMOCA Globe Series champion Charlie Dalin.…12.03Rosalin Kuiper: A force of nature on board Team Malizia in the Southern Ocean…You may not have heard of the 27-year-old Dutch sailor Rosalin Kuiper before The Ocean Race. But you’ve probably noticed her by now. She’s one tough, brave sailor with a bright and bubbly personality who is a key part of Boris Herrmann’s crew on Malizia.…
Boris Herrmann's Team Malizia wins Leg 3 of The Ocean Race
It's a well-earned win for a resilient team who outsailed and outlasted the competition on the longest leg in race history.•••
How to Follow the Leg 3 finish into Itajaí
After 34 days of racing the end is in sight as the bruised and battered crews push themselves and their boats to the limit in the final hours of Leg 3. The ETA for the winning boat is between 0200 and 0800 local time Sun…•••