For those wishing to have their boat racing abilities tested on all levels, Ocean Cup has five opportunities to set world records sanctioned by the APBA and UIM in 2023.

Success will be measured by the pilot’s navigational skills and ability to understand wind, waves and swells, as well as their vessel’s maintenance and seaworthiness. Courses are navigationally challenging crossing open ocean, out of the sight of land, and each is more than 100 miles.

Here's the 2023 Ocean Cup events calendar:

May 4–7 (to be confirmed)—Miami around the SS Sapona Shipwreck (Bimini Bahamas). 106 miles.
June 1-4—Palm Beach to West End (Bahamas) and back. 111 miles
Aug. 17–20—San Francisco around Farallon Islands. 138 miles.
Sept. 14–17—San Francisco to Marina del Ray to Long Beach. 435 miles.
Sept. 28–Oct. 1—Pacific Airshow, Huntington Beach around Catalina Island. 112 miles.

The Pacific Airshow is presented in a four-day format:

Day 1: Arrivals and VIP Pilot Dinner Party.
Day 2: Briefings, Inspections, Meet and Greet, and Media Opportunities.
Day 3: World Speed Record Attempts, Awards, and Closing Party.
Day 4: Departures.

Ocean Cup competitions are for the bold and adventurous, having the skills and desire for a man and his machine challenge in the open ocean. Every team must be prepared for any and all eventualities with regard to their own safety and be prepared to be effectively on their own until help, from whatever source, can arrive. Pilots are required to hold sea survival and first-aid certificates.

For more information, please contact:

Ronald Saja (561) 301-7283, email Ronald@OceanCup.com
Simon Trumper (949) 678-0138, email Simon@OceanCup.com