Boris Herrmann DE

Année de naissance : 1981
Profession : Skipper professionnel


In 2001 Boris was the youngest and only German to participate in the Mini Transat race, a single-handed yacht race across the Atlantic where he finished in eleventh place. In 2006 Herrmann finished second in the European Championship as well as in the Germna Championship in the 505 class. In 2008 Herrmann sailed his Class 40 yacht "Beluga Racer" into second place in the Artemis Transat, the oldest transatlantic regatta for single handed yachts. Boris went on to win the Portimão Global Ocean Race, a five leg regatta around the world on Class 40 boats. He and his co-skipper Felix Oehme came ot win three of the five legs of the race. In 2010, he raced in the Barcelona World Race with co-skipper Ryan Breymaier and finished in 5th place. 
During 2016 Boris crewed on the GC32 Malizia in Pierre Casiraghi's team for the GC32 Racing Tour. In August 2017, with the support of The Yacht Club de Monaco, Malizia 2 was founded and Boris and Pierre sailed her in the Fastnet Race coming in third place, in 2018 they competed in the Monaco Globe Series. Boris went on to compete single handed in the Route du Rhum 2018 securing 5th place.

CV Nautique

- 3rd in the Fastnet Race 2017 with Pierre Casiraghi
- 5th in the Route du Rhum 2018 
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Le bateau

Numéro : 10

Son projet

The Malizia IMOCA project was founded in 2017 by Pierre Casiraghi and Boris Herrmann with the support of the Yacht Club de Monaco in order to realise a dream of sailing in the Vendee Globe and have Monaco's commitment to the sport realised in this ambition. Since the start of the project, Boris and Pierre have competed in double handed races and most recently Boris came fifth in the Route du Rhum.

In 2018 Boris and Pierre founded the Malizia Ocean Challenge project - this initiative aims to combine sailing, science and education to fascinate children about sailing and ocean topics whilst teaching them about climate change and to love our seas with our kids ocean challenge kit. We have engaged over 4000 children with this topic to date. At the same time we carry an onboard sensor to measure the CO2 in the ocean in remote hard to reach locations, this data is then sent to our scientific partners at Geomar and Max Planck Institute.


Yacht Club de Monaco is the main sponsor and Pierre Casiraghi the team founder of Team Malizia, both play a vital role in the project. Not only with their commitment to ocean racing but also in their support of the Ocean Challenge project and with their continued dedication to ocean protection.

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