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Why the Ocean Globe Race

The Ocean Globe Race makes it possible to sail around the world!

The decision to enter was based on the belief that sailing around the world is a logical progression of everything we have done the last couple of years.


In part, we were inspired by the 2018 Golden Globe Race, in which a number of entrants with modest budgets did exceptionally well. The Ocean Globe Race is the most affordable round-the-world yacht race currently in existence because the retro concept prohibits expensive new boats and equipment. In other words, it makes it possible for more people to circumnavigate by racing.

The Crew

11 Sailors on the Adventure of a Lifetime!

An international team of amateur sailors ready to circumnavigate the globe.


Team Director, Legs 1 and 2 Crew

Gerrit Louw

Gerrit's unwavering sense of adventure led to him entering the Ocean Globe Race. In 2019 he started looking for the right boat and found Sterna! Since, a passionate crew has signed on to join him.

"I look forward to crossing the precipice into a new era of Corinthian round-the-world racing."

  • Go to Gerrit Louw's Instagram Page

Press and Media Opportunities

Exclusive opportunities to interview the crew!

Whether through telephonic or in-person interviews, there will be a chance to gain valuable insights into the race, the challenges faced, and the triumphs experienced. Get in touch with Team Manager Michelle Kock.

Join the Crew

Excited for the Ocean Globe Race and looking to join a crew? It's not too late, you can still join us on legs 2 and 4.

You need minimum 1,500 ocean miles and STCW 95 A-VI/1-3 Elementary First Aid and Personal Survival.

Please fill in the contact form below and we will get in touch!

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