Top nautical news to sail straight into 2022

Top nautical news to sail straight into 2022

Jan 03, 2022

2021 is over, and 2022 has great nautical events coming up. Do you know what is expected in the leisure marine industry? We gathered some highlights of what will happen in 2022 as well as the top news the water sports community is talking about. We dive into the most notorious events.   


Boot Düsseldorf 2022 is cancelled

The German government announced the cancellation of trade fairs and the Boot Düsseldorf 2022 due to the rising fear regarding the Omicron variant of Covid-19. Lord Mayor Keller has stated “To contain the omicron variant, do without public fairs such as boot.”

This new regulation bans events taking place with over 750 visitors until the end of January. Boot Düsseldorf normally sees 250,000 visitors, and as the event was due to take place from the 22nd to the 30th of January, it will be cancelled for its second year in a row. 


The Ocean Race 2022-23 will start in Spain

The Ocean Race 2022-23 will visit nine international cities over a period of six-months starting in Alicante, Spain, on January 15th 2023. The start of the 14th edition of this competition will follow the Reyes holiday period in Spain, seeing the two racing fleets (IMOCAs and VO65s) depart on the 32,000 nautical mile race around the world. 

The first leg will be a 1,900 nautical mile sprint from Alicante to Cabo Verde, the first time the Race spots at the African archipelago. Also, for the first time in 21 years The Ocean Race will return to Germany when stopping in Kiel in June 2023. 


Billabong Pro Pipeline takes place later on this January

The first stop of the new 2022 Championship Tour kicks off with the new format in Pipeline. This is the most deadly wave in the world, and considered the holy grail of surf competitions. 

Taking place from the 29th of January 2022 to the 10th of February, the Men’s and Women’s Championship Tour makes its debut this year. 


Dubai International Boat Show returns in March

Between the 8th and 13th of March 2022, the Dubai International Boat Show will return to the Dubai Harbour. This is the largest marine event in the Middle East, and it features luxury yachts and superyachts, the latest diving and aquatic innovations and nautical news. 

The Dubai International Boat Show 2022 is an opportunity for exhibitors and visitors to join surrounded by the latest yacht technology and design. With a cosmopolitan lifestyle, this boat show is an awaited moment amongst yacht lovers. 

You will like: Watching MaxiBoat TV Show and finding out the latest superyachts in the industry.