The Ocean Race is back

This month, sailing and sustainability meet where the mountain meets the ocean.

As an oceanside neighbourhood, protecting our coastline is more than a responsibility. It’s in our nature. It’s who we are.

That’s why we are thrilled to welcome back The Ocean Race, a yacht race around the world that’s been bringing people to the water’s edge since 1973. Just like our neighbourhood, this exciting event is inspired by the ocean, and aims to be a catalyst for change by accelerating the protection and restoration of our seas.

As the V&A Waterfront, doing what we can for the sustainability of our seas is in our DNA – and hosting the Oceans Race is a catalyst that continues to evolve the potential of what the Western Cape oceans economy could look like.

Hosting this global race also reinforces our neighbourhood as a global maritime destination and amplifies our commitment to a long and better future for our oceans.

Beyond its greater purpose, the event itself is a fun-filled experience for young and old – and everyone’s invited!

So, join us this month as we welcome The Ocean Race to our shores. Catch all the race action and dive in to learning opportunities that will empower us and the next generation to protect our oceans for all generations that follow.

Don’t miss these exciting happenings:

The Ocean Race Restart (Leg 3)

Pop into our neighbourhood to cheer the teams on as they embark on the third leg of this mighty endurance race – this time on the longest southern-ocean crossing in the event’s history – from Cape Town to Itajaí, Brazil. The start will be preceded by a sailors’ parade and fleet blessing, and promises to be fun for the whole family!

26 Feb, 12Pm departure

Here are some highlights 

12 February 2023, The Ocean Race Leg 2 arrivals to Cape Town. GUYOT environnement – Team Europe celebrates on stage after taking 5th place on Leg 2.
18 February 2023, water activities in the Ocean Live Park in Cape Town
19 February 2023, Ocean Sports Festival at Quay 6 in the Ocean Live Park in Cape Town.
20 February 2023, World Sailing and 11th Hour Racing Sustainability Awards, Cape Town Ocean Live Park.

For a more detailed schedule of daily events that took place, visit: