Ocean Globe Race, Southampton

The Ocean Globe Race (OGR) is a fully crewed retro race in the spirit of the 1973 Whitbread Round the World Race. It marks the the 50th anniversary of the original event. As our dockside location is mere minutes from this years start and finish point, we're going to bring some exciting hands-on science to the celebrations over at the Race Village on the 7th September.

The Race Village at Ocean Village Marina will open on 26 August 2023, two weeks prior to the start of the race on 10 September. During the run up to the start, the Race Village will host speakers, pre-race activities, past race screenings, hospitality and entertainment as well as the media centre and sailors’ briefing area.

Visit us and join in

7th September: We invite you to our free exhibition stand at the Race Village, no registration necessary. Suitable for people of all ages to discover the fascinating microscopic world that lives in our ocean, such as plankton. These tiny organisms play a big role in planetary health, and we will have microscopes and models on hand to illustrate the breath of ocean biodiversity and the interrelated nature of the marine food chain. No registration is required – just show up anytime between 10 am and 4 pm and say hello!