back to top arrow

Offshore Team Germany steal the Ocean Race Europe

Posted on 19th June 2021

In a tense final race played in light airs off the Italian coast, a ten-year-old IMOCA 60 has won the precursor to the Ocean Race (ex Volvo) by narrowly getting the better of 2016 and 2020 generation foiling 60s in a range of conditions. By the narrowest of margins, Offshore Team Germany, Owen Clarke/Clay Oliver''s 2011 IMOCA 60 finishes second in the last coastal race to win the Ocean Race Europe overall by one point from 11th Hour Racing in second and Linked Out in third.

 This is the canting keel non foiling Offshore Team Germany (ex Acciona) IMOCA Open 60 by designers Owen Clarke Design taking part in the Ocean Race EuropePhoto credit: Felix Diemer OTG

Congratulations to the whole team at OTG, headed by Jens Kuphal. it's been a long road to have this boat back up and running again, make the changes to date and get the project to this point. Truly remarkable performance on the water by skipper Robert Stanjek alongside Annie Lush, Benjamin Dutreux and Phillip Kasuske. Joff Brown, shore team manager extraordinaire and his team saw the boat to the finish as he has on numerous OC boats over the years. Onwards now with sights set on a good result in the TJV and then converting the boat to foils in time for the Ocean Race, around the world. Is' been a long gap all the way back to Illbruck in the Volvo. Germany is now back in this race with another great team.

 This is the final scoreboard in the IMOCA 60 Class for the leaders in the Ocean Race Europe.

For more information go to:

Back To Blog »
Privacy Policy | Web Design By Toolkit Websites