Generation 2024 boat
Hermann
Boris Herrmann

Boris Herrmann

MALIZIA - SEAEXPLORER
2nd participation

Profile

Boris Herrmann started his professional offshore sailing career in 2001 as the youngest participant in the Mini Transat race. Since then, he has circumnavigated the world 6 times. The Southern Ocean holds few secrets for him, after a Barcelona World Race, an attempt in the Jules Verne Trophy, and a Class40 race around the world. In 2020, he became the first German to ever compete in the Vendée Globe, finishing in 5th place. After launching the new Malizia – Seaexplorer in 2022, he finished 3rd with his Team Malizia in The Ocean Race, winning two legs, and breaking the 24-hour distance record.

Achievements

2023

  • Retour à la Base

    4th
  • Transat Jacques Vabre

    7th
  • 24-hour distance record for a monohull (Leg 5 of The Ocean Race, crew)

  • The Ocean Race (Winner of Leg 3 and Leg 7)

    3

2020

  • Vendée Globe

    5th (80d 14h 59m 45s - 6h of bonification)
  • Défi Azimut

    7th
  • Vendée Arctique - Les Sables d'Olonne

    7th

2019

  • Rolex Fastnet Race

    7th
  • Bermudes 1000 Race

    6th

2018

  • Route du Rhum

    5th
  • Monaco Globe Series

    7th

2017

  • Transat Jacques Vabre

    4th
  • Rolex Fastnet Race

    3rd

2010

  • Barcelona World Race with Ryan Breymaier

    5th

2009

  • Portimao Global Ocean Race - Class40

    Winner
  • Rolex Fastnet Race - Class40

    3rd

2008

  • The Artemis Transat - Class40

    2nd
  • Transat Quebec - Saint Malo

    7th

2007

  • Mondial 505

    9th

2006

  • Mondial 505

    7th
  • EuroCup 505

    2nd

2005

  • EuroCup 505

    Winner

2001

  • Transgascogne (Mini 6.50)

    4th
  • Mini Fastnet

    10th
  • Mini Transat

    11th

MALIZIA - SEAEXPLORER

  • Architect : VPLP
  • Construction : 2022, Multiplast
  • Launch date : 19 Juillet 2022
  • Lenght : 18,28 m
  • Draught : 4,5 m
  • Mast height : 29 m
  • Upwind sail area : 270 m2
  • Downwind sail area : 550 m2

Team Malizia’s A Race We Must Win – Climate Action Now! mission is only possible due to the strong and long-lasting commitment from its seven main partners: Hapag-Lloyd, Schütz, the Yacht Club de Monaco, EFG International, Zurich Group Germany, Kuehne+Nagel, and MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company. These partners, ranging from the logistics industry, to insurance, to banking band behind Team Malizia to support its campaign, each of them working towards sustainability projects in their own field to innovate around climate solutions.

Commitment

Boris Herrmann runs the A Race We Must Win campaign since 2018, combining sailing, science, and education. Since then, he carries a laboratory onboard that measures valuable Ocean data in partnership with the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, GEOMAR and Ifremer. Through the My Ocean Challenge programme, his Team Malizia also educates children around the world about the Ocean and climate change.