Genoa is the world capital of sailing. From 24 June to 2 July 2023 the town will host The Grand Finale, the final stage of The Ocean Race, the round-the-world crewed sailing race.
This historic event, which together with the Olympics and the America’s Cup represents the grand slam of sailing, will land in Italy for the first time on the occasion of its 50th anniversary, and has choosen Genoa as the city to host the final stage of the round-the-world race, with a route more than six months long.
The Ocean Race 2022-23 is the 14th edition that has started in Alicante, Spain, on 15 January 2023 and will end in Genoa in June. The race route is divided into 8 stages (Alicante, Cape Verde, Cape Town, Itajaí, Newport, Aarhus, Kiel (Fly-by), The Hague, Genoa), for a distance of about 32 thousand miles, across the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans, as well as the inhospitable icy depths of the Southern Ocean surrounding the area close to Antarctica.
The new Waterfront will host the Ocean Live Park, dressing up to celebrate the regatta. During the 9-day free opening, the Village areas will offer activities for everyone. Cultural experiences, family activities, “sea and sailing” themed edutainment, and an entire “Island of Sustainability” where the over 300,000 expected attendees will be able to experiment with new sustainable forms.
A backdrop of events with sport as the protagonist: the Pro-Am and the In-Port-Races, the two coastal regattas will ply the waters of Genoa, amidst colourful sails inflated by the wind and the enthusiasm of the public.