The first two boats, Race For Water and Veolia, will be competing in August’s Rolex Fastnet Race, but the first official MOD70 event, the Krys Ocean Race, from New York to Brest, France, will start July 4, 2012. A European Tour in September will follow the Krys Ocean Race, with another European Tour taking place from July to August, 2013, before the fleet of 12 boats sets off on their Ocean World Tour in December. The round-the-world race won’t follow the traditional Southern Ocean course, but proceed westward via the Panama and Suez Canals, with intended stops on the West Coast of the United States, Australia, Asia, and the Middle East before returning through the Mediterranean. The first three-year race cycle concludes with another Krys Ocean Race in July 2014. City Races, sailed eight up, will be held during each stopover on the European and World tours.