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Offshore Sailing Itinerary

Our sailing itinerary was specifically designed to accommodate sailors of all skill levels, be it a trans-Atlantic yacht race like the Cape 2 Rio or a leisurely sail from the Azores to France.


Expand your proficiency in the fundamentals of offshore sailing, the art of capable seafaring, and develop a risk management mindset essential to crossing oceans safely. You will learn boat preparation and provisioning for offshore sailing, boat handling, weather forecasting, traditional navigation techniques, maintenance at sea and how to manage life onboard.

Our offshore sailing schedule includes our OCEAN GLOBE RACE training program. OGR crew members will join passages over 2500 nautical miles in preparation for the race. All passages include exclusive opportunities to engage with our Ocean Globe Race crew before and during the race.

#1 Cape 2 Rio 2023

A classic offshore race for serious sailors!

3500 nautical miles

27 December 2022 - 2 February 2023


Join us as we take on the infamous Cape 2 Rio! In 2020 we placed 4th on handicap onboard our catamaran Ronin. This time we will be racing some of the best monohull sailors in preparation for the Ocean Globe Race.

A crew member busy with the sails at the inner forestay on Sterna

#2 Brazil to the Caribbean

Via the tropical island of Fernando de Noronha!

3500 nautical miles

 15 March 2023 - 18 April 2023


Between Brazil and the Caribbean lies 3500nm of prime ocean sailing. Along the way we will drop anchor off the seldom visited Fernando de Noronha for a second time in 14 months

Crew members at the winch

#3 Caribbean to Azores

Another trans-Atlantic!

2800 nautical miles

1 - 31 May 2023


The classic trade winds route from Europe to the Caribbean goes "sail south until the butter melts and turn west". In this case we will sail north to Bermuda, to navigate the North Atlantic High, and turn east for the Azores.

Crew members takig a sun sight

#4 Azores to France

Last chance to join an OGR training passage!

1300 nautical miles

1 - 14 June 2023

Join Sterna and the OGR crew on our last training passage before the Ocean Globe race.

Crew members on the foredeck

#5 Rolex Fastnet Race 2023

A bucket-list offshore race, not to be taken lightly!

900 nautical miles

19 - 31 July 2023

Euro 6 000  3 spots left

The Fastnet race is arguably the quintessential British ocean race. In 2021 450 yachts crossed the start line in the Solent, rounded Fastnet rock (the southern most point of Ireland) and made for France. In 2023 we will join them.

Boats sailing in the Rolex Fastnet Race
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