THE OCEAN RACE
The Ocean Race is often described as the longest and toughest professional team sporting event in the world, sailing’s toughest team challenge.
Set up in 1973 and it’s now famed as the world’s longest race spanning eight months, eight gruelling months of constant testing of human endeavour, skill and team work. The race has evolved since 1973 utilising new technology, design and boat building techniques to ensure that the race is at the forefront of yacht racing, sporting news and the media.
Keeping Mexico's sailing history Alive
A history of resilience
In 1973, Mexican Ramon Carlin and 13 crew members, including his wife Francisca "Paquita" and his son Enrique embarked on the Sayula II to compete in the Whitbread Round the World Race, 33,000 nautical miles later and without sail in the bow, he won the race and put the name of Mexico on the history book of the great nautical races.
50 years later and following the footsteps of Sayula II, the Mexican ocean sailing team, will embark on the Viva México sailboat to compete in the Ocean Race round the world 2021-2022. The goal is to ensure victory for Mexico once again.
¡ Mexico is back in the race !
A new generation
Director comercial del equipo
Director del equipo deportivo
CREW 10 (4 ≥ 30 YO / 6 ≤ 30 YO / 3 ≤ 26 YO / 3 FEMALES)
MEDIA: 1 REPORTER ON BOARD
Waterline Lenght 20 m (65ft)
Beam 5.60 m (18.4ft)
Draft 4.78 m (15.8ft)
Mast Height 30.30 m (99.4ft)
Gross weight 12,500 kg (25,659 Lb)
ROUTE 2017 - 2018
STATISTICS 2017 - 2018