Southampton UK - B&G, the world’s leading sailing navigation and instrument specialist, are pleased to announce their continued partnership with Team Malizia and Boris Herrmann until 2024.
Team Malizia was founded by Pierre Casiraghi in 2016 and headed by sailor, Boris Herrmann and co-skipper Will Harris - the team’s mission is to compete in the biggest offshore races whilst promoting ocean science, protection and education around the world. In 2021 Boris was the first German to complete the Vendée Globe, finishing fifth and crossing the finish line after 80 days, 20 hours, 59 minutes and 45 seconds. “The Vendée Globe taught me a lot about patience and confidence – confidence in people, confidence in the boat and confidence in the electronics, that’s why we are pleased to continue our partnership with B&G” Herrmann said.
Boris and his team are now beginning a new 5-year program with a new IMOCA launching in July 2022 and a continued focus on ocean science and education. The new IMOCA will continue to use all-renewable energy on board, and the team will continue collecting ocean data including CO2 levels, temperature, salinity and PH in hard-to-reach ocean areas around the globe.