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.



Sailing round the world is an epic challenge: You have nowhere to go; you can’t hide from your mistakes and, perhaps most importantly, you come to terms with some hard truths about yourself. You pull out all the stops to get something done. Operating under stressful situations and learning or understanding when a task or job calls for going the extra mile. We roll up our sleeves and do what is best for the race and the team.


We go all in, leaving our family and friends on land, we take the plunge to conquer the toughest sailing race there is. We honor our word to do our best for the team, because we expect the best result. We watch each other’s back, to not only succeed but to make this one of the best sporting experiences in our lives, while trying to make things safe for everyone. We have a team and a country to represent at our backs!


We work together cohesively, towards a common goal, creating a positive atmosphere, supporting each other to combine individual strengths to enhance the team performance. This effort brings the people on board together with a sense of camaraderie and shared vision so that their strengths are applied in a common direction. Winning the race!


Ours, is a misunderstood passion. A bunch of people going round the world in a small boat in, sometimes, miserable conditions. A love for the ocean, a love for nature, a love for the wind in our faces, however tame or savage it may be and a love for adventure. For this passion we practice, we take responsibility, we make ourselves better and improve our skills to become the best we can be to conquer the Apex of sail sports, we are ready!


We not only are committed to the race and our team. We try and figure out how we are going to race, we define our goals, we decide as a team how we will reach those goals, what steps will be needed to accomplish them who and when will the tasks need to be done. We get things done!


We look towards the future and we would like to keep our playground as pristine as we can. We are having fun and would love to see future generations looking at the oceans in the same awe as we do, not compromising it. We firmly believe that the oceans hold the key to solving many of the most challenging tasks facing the world today.


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


Cristóbal González-Aller

Director comercial del equipo


Erik Brockmann

Director del equipo deportivo


CREW 10 (4 ≥ 30 YO / 6 ≤ 30 YO / 3 ≤ 26 YO / 3 FEMALES)


  • 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




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