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ATPI is chosen again as the official hospitality agency for The Ocean Race 2022-23

Published:June 30, 2022

Schiphol-Rijk, 30 June 2022 – Business travel and event management organiser ATPI has been chosen once again as the official hospitality agency for The Ocean Race 2022-23. The Ocean Race’s 14th edition consists of seven legs, with stopovers in eight cities (and a fly-by in Kiel.Sailing.City) around the world.

Hospitality

ATPI Sports Events is the official hospitality agency of The Ocean Race and will provide tailor-made hospitality programmes, with a focus on sustainability at all stopovers for The Ocean Race partners, sponsors, and suppliers of the teams. Through ATPI’s hospitality programmes, all guests will contribute to the Race to Zero programme. With this programme, The Ocean Race aims to organise the entire race in a 'climate positive' way. 

Race to Zero

As a signatory of the UN’s Sports For Climate Action, The Ocean Race is participating in the Race to Zero and aims to halve greenhouse gas (GHGs) emissions by 2030 and reach net zero emissions by 2040. The Ocean Race is on track to achieve these ambitious targets early and will have a significant reduction in race organiser emissions during the next edition of the Race.

“We are very proud to be able to fulfil this role for The Ocean Race once more. The Ocean Race is one of the most prestigious events on the global sailing calendar, and ATPI looks forward to creating unforgettable hospitality experiences that bring guests close to the heart of the Race and the action,” said Helen van Berkel, Global Head of Events.

“We know from our past experience with ATPI that our guests will be treated to a VIP, once-in-a-lifetime, hospitality experience,” said Carla Nebreda, Director of Commercial Operations and Relationships. “ATPI works closely with our in-house team to create customised programmes for each stakeholder, delivered with a focus on sustainability.”

The Race is set to start in January 2023 in Alicante, Spain and will finish in Genova, Italy at the end of June – marking the first time The Ocean Race has finished in the Mediterranean or visited Italy. The 2022-23 edition of The Ocean Race includes the longest leg in the event’s almost 50-year history. Leg 3 spans 12,750 nautical miles and this one-month marathon will take the two fleets of mixed crews all the way from Cape Town, South Africa to Itajaí, Brazil. It will be the first leg to pass all three great Southern Capes non-stop: Cape of Good Hope; Cape Leeuwin; and Cape Horn, making this edition of The Ocean Race the most demanding yet.

Racing in Leg 1 starts from Alicante, Spain on 15 January 2023.