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From Monaco to Longyearbyen on Spitsbergen

A unique international expedition at sea from Monaco to Albert I-Land in memory of Prince Albert 1er, to promote international understanding, people's diplomacy and create environmental awareness.

Expedition legs

Depends on final number of participating sailing teams, the number of legs can be increased.


Yacht Club de Monaco


Nice, Saint-Tropez, Brest


Mallorca, Barcelona


Lisbon, Porto


Gibraltar, Dover




Wilhelmshaven, Hamburg, Nord-Ostsee-Channel, Kiel


Oslo, Tromsö, Longyearbyen

Expeditions as an instrument to create international understanding and people's diplomacy

The Expedition Blue Ocean is organized by Global Offshore Sailing Team (GOST), an international group of dedicated sailors comprised of members from all over the world. GOST which navigates on oceans worldwide and in which many teammates have naval backgrounds, have made it a priority to keep naval traditions alive and to use expeditions as instrument for the creation of international understanding and peoples’ diplomacy.

Mission Statements

Healthy oceans and seas are essential to our existence. At the sight of tremendous damage to the oceans that we've managed to do, everyone can help to ensure conservation of life below water and sustainably use of oceans, seas and marine resources. GOST aims to further disseminate the legacy of Prince Albert I of Monaco and shared mission: "knowing, loving and protecting the oceans"

Philippe Nguyen,

Chief Sustainability Officer, Communication Officer
Following the remarkable example of Prince Albert I, Expedition Blue Ocean will promote international understanding through People's Diplomacy, knowing that this has always been the basis for peaceful coexistence between peoples

Guido Zoeller,

Chief Liaison Officer, Co-Founder GOST
Expedition Blue Ocean will serve as a platform for all crews and supporters in ports to enthusiastically promote the beauty of our oceans through events, fundraisers, international media coverage, etc., and to raise civil society awareness of the importance, and fragility of our planet marine ecosystem in relation to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 14 – “Life Below Water”.

Jochen Werne,

Expedition Leader, Co-Founder GOST

Expedition Ambassador

You are passionate about offshore sailing and want to make positive impact with regards to oceans conservation? Join us to become an EXPEDITION BLUE OCEAN Ambassador and to be part of GOST community.