Boris HERRMANN SEAEXPLORER - YACHT CLUB DE MONACO

Boris HERRMANN

1st participation

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39 years old

Hambourg et Monaco

Boris Herrmann’s goal is far from becoming the first German sailor to take the start of the Vendée Globe. He wants to demonstrate that he is a serious contender among the peloton of serious outsiders, those who could seek the top positions at the finish in Les Sables d’Olonne. Boris is sailing on Seaexplorer - Yacht Club de Monaco and is sponsored by two main partners the Yacht Club de Monaco and Kuehne & Nagel. The team was founded by…

Achievements

2020

Vendée Arctique Les Sables d'Olonne, 7th

2019

Transat Jacques Vabre, 12th
Bermudes 1000 Race, 6th
Fastnet Race, 8th

2018

Monaco Globe Series, 7th
Route du Rhum, 5th

2017

Fastnet Race, 3rd
Transat Jacques Vabre, 4th

2016

Ultim : Third best time in the Jules Verne Trophy aboard Idec Sport

2014

Ultim : Le Cap – Rio, 1st

2012-

2013

Ultim : Record New York – San Francisco on VOR70 Maserati

2011

Barcelona World Race, 5th

2009 Class Mini
Transat 650 La Rochelle – Salvador de Bahia, 11th

2008

Class40 : Transat Plymouth – Newport, 2nd
Transat Québec Saint-Malo, 7th

2006
Olympic dinghy : European Championship 505, 2nd







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Boris HERRMANN

Boris Herrmann’s goal is far from becoming the first German sailor to take the start of the Vendée Globe. He wants to demonstrate that he is a serious contender among the peloton of serious outsiders, those who could seek the top positions at the finish in Les Sables d’Olonne. Boris is sailing on Seaexplorer - Yacht Club de Monaco and is sponsored by two main partners the Yacht Club de Monaco and Kuehne & Nagel. The team was founded by Boris’s long-time friend and keen sailor Pierre Casiraghi, Prince Albert’s nephew. Boris wants to show his compatriots and everyone interested in ocean racing that his project is strong and valuable enough to make him a frontrunner in the race, particularly with the edition of new foils and a big upgrade this winter. 

However, Boris Herrmann’s project doesn’t end there: aboard Seaexplorer - Yacht Club de Monaco  the German navigator will race onboard with an ocean sensor whilst sailing through the remote Southern Ocean, this laboratory measures ocean CO2, PH, salinity and water temperature, in partnership with the Max Planck institute, Geomar and Ifremer this data is used around the world. These twofold sporting and scientific challenges are very important to Boris, especially as he defines himself as a committed activist for the environment. Through the award winning Malizia Ocean Challenge, the team also educates children around the world about ocean and climate change, setting an example for future generations who are also part of his campaign for the Vendée Globe 2020. Carrying out a convincing sporting project would strengthen the message he wishes to send out to the public. To do this, the sailor is well founded. The Southern Ocean holds few secrets for him anymore, after a Barcelona World Race, an attempt in the Jules Verne Trophy alongside Francis Joyon, and a Class40 race round-the-world…

IMOCA monohull

SEAEXPLORER - YACHT CLUB DE MONACO

Designed by the VPLP–Verdier office, this 2016 generation IMOCA stands out with its very low cockpit, impressive foils and well-documented weight specifications. The boat quickly showed its potential during the 2016 Vendée Globe before having to retire after a foil broke and damaged the casing. Since then, the work done has essentially consisted in ensuring the reliability of the monohull. The result is positive as Boris Herrmann was able to finish fifth in the Route du Rhum and sixthin the Bermudes 1000 Race.

SEAEXPLORER - YACHT CLUB DE MONACO

  • Sail number : 16
  • The boat’s previous names: Edmond de Rothschild, Malizia - Yacht Club de Monaco
  • Designer: Verdier - VPLP
  • Chantier : Multiplast
  • Launch Date: 07 August 2015
  • Length: 18,28m
  • Beam: 5,70m
  • Draught: 4,50m
  • Displacement (weight): 7,6t
  • Number of drifts: foils
  • Mast height: 29m
  • Keel blade: acier
  • Upwind sail area: 290m2
  • Downwind sail area: 490m2

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