The German skipper of the Yacht Club de Monaco completed his second Route du Rhum in 14 days, 15 hours, 21 minutes and 41 seconds.
After discovering a problem with the foil hold on board his Malizia-Seaexplorer sailboat which forced him to finish his race without his foils, Boris Herrmann finally finished in 24th place in his category, won by Thomas Ruyant (LinkedOut ).
The main objective has been achieved since it allows us to take a first step towards qualifying for the next Vendée Globe
” I’m very happy to be here, he pointed out on his arrival in Guadeloupe. It’s always something special to do a solo crossing. I was a little disappointed not to have been in the race all the time. But that’s fine, especially since the main objective has been achieved since it allows us to take a first step towards qualifying for the next Vendée Globe. »
With his brand new IMOCA, leaving the site last JulyBoris Herrmann completed his first solo offshore racing event aboard Malizia-Seaexplorer, latest addition to the Team Malizia stable founded by Pierre Casiraghi, vice-president of the Yacht Club of Monaco.
Next challenge for Boris Herrmann: The Ocean Race
Present in the leading group at the start of the race, the fifth of the last Vendée Globe then had a few mishaps, including a computer breakdown and above all this problem with the foils. But on arrival, Boris Herrmann preferred to retain the positive of this crossing of the Atlantic.
There, I am at the very beginning of the mountain, I still have a lot to do to progress
“ I’m starting to give myself with him, to feel more and more at home on board. I’m not where I was with my old boat who I had a fabulous connection with, but it extends in that sense, he acknowledged. There, I am at the very beginning of the mountain, I still have a lot to do to progress. »
On January 15, from Alicante (Spain), the member of the YCM will start The Ocean Race with the ambition of gaining even more experience in his Malizia-Seaexplorer. With a crew this time, on the occasion of this round the world in stages.