A mega event
10 October 2017
Malizia on cracking form
13 October 2017

Everything to play for on GC32 Malizia

Marseille is once again the fifth and final stage on the international GC32 circuit. Eleven of these new generation foiling catamarans have competed in most of the 2017 meetings, including Pierre Casiraghi’s Malizia. The Monegasque boat has had a superb season, posting some fine performances at the various regattas, even missing out on victory by a whisker (due to damage on the last day) during the Corsica stage in September.

 

In line with ambitions

 

Team Malizia has been steadily improving, having worked hard on their starts, to present a serious challenge. On the button, well-placed, quick, and in complete control of their tactical options and position, the Monegasque team will have to keep a close eye on the transom as the boat is lying 5th in the provisional overall ranking. Just six points separate them from the Japanese on Mamma Aiuto! Who are currently in 3rd.

 

At the helm, Pierre Casiraghi is very much at ease. With seven wins out of 14 in the previous stage, the Monegasque team is a serious contestant.  “Last minute damage lost us the podium in Corsica when we were 11 points ahead. We are counting on converting the try in this next stage to make it onto the podium, as we really have what it takes,” confided Pierre Casiraghi a few days before the start.

 

In the lead, Esteban Garcia’s Realteam appear untouchable. With seven points and having won two of the four stages held, the Swiss team is on track to succeed Norauto (powered by Groupama Team France from the America’s Cup 2017), helmed by Franck Cammas and winner of last year’s edition.

 

Rendezvous Thursday 12th October for the grand finale.

 

 

Malizia II on start of the Transat Jacques Vabre

 

Head of Team Malizia, YCM Vice-President Pierre Casiraghi decided to enter the IMOCA 60’ Malizia II – Yacht Club de Monaco for the 13th Transat Jacques Vabre. The decision was taken in the wake of an excellent 3rd place in the Rolex Fastnet Race in August.

 

Known for being demanding, this biennial race for double-handers leaves Le Havre on 5th November 2017, heading for Salvador de Bahia in Brazil. Boris Herrmann, an experienced sailor and loyal member of the Malizia crew since the start, will do this offshore race with Thomas Ruyant (Pierre Casiraghi not being available). Boris and Thomas, who both have the Vendée Globe in their sights, will be one of 13 pairs in the IMOCA class.

 

“I would like to thank Pierre Casiraghi for giving us this amazing opportunity. It will be the first transatlantic race for Malizia II. With Thomas, we will do our best to give the competition a run for their money, teams like Dick-Elies (Saint-Michel-Virbac), Meilhat-Gahinet (SMA), Lagravière-Peron (Des Voiles et Vous) and De Pavant-Bestaven (Bastide Otio),” says Boris, who has one of the fastest boats in the fleet.

 

 

Marseille is once again the fifth and final stage on the international GC32 circuit. Eleven of these new generation foiling catamarans have competed in most of the 2017 meetings, including Pierre Casiraghi’s Malizia. The Monegasque boat has had a superb season, posting some fine performances at the various regattas, even missing out on victory by a whisker (due to damage on the last day) during the Corsica stage in September.

 

In line with ambitions

 

Team Malizia has been steadily improving, having worked hard on their starts, to present a serious challenge. On the button, well-placed, quick, and in complete control of their tactical options and position, the Monegasque team will have to keep a close eye on the transom as the boat is lying 5th in the provisional overall ranking. Just six points separate them from the Japanese on Mamma Aiuto! Who are currently in 3rd.

 

At the helm, Pierre Casiraghi is very much at ease. With seven wins out of 14 in the previous stage, the Monegasque team is a serious contestant.  “Last minute damage lost us the podium in Corsica when we were 11 points ahead. We are counting on converting the try in this next stage to make it onto the podium, as we really have what it takes,” confided Pierre Casiraghi a few days before the start.

 

In the lead, Esteban Garcia’s Realteam appear untouchable. With seven points and having won two of the four stages held, the Swiss team is on track to succeed Norauto (powered by Groupama Team France from the America’s Cup 2017), helmed by Franck Cammas and winner of last year’s edition.

 

Rendezvous Thursday 12th October for the grand finale.

 

 

Malizia II on start of the Transat Jacques Vabre

 

Head of Team Malizia, YCM Vice-President Pierre Casiraghi decided to enter the IMOCA 60’ Malizia II – Yacht Club de Monaco for the 13th Transat Jacques Vabre. The decision was taken in the wake of an excellent 3rd place in the Rolex Fastnet Race in August.

 

Known for being demanding, this biennial race for double-handers leaves Le Havre on 5th November 2017, heading for Salvador de Bahia in Brazil. Boris Herrmann, an experienced sailor and loyal member of the Malizia crew since the start, will do this offshore race with Thomas Ruyant (Pierre Casiraghi not being available). Boris and Thomas, who both have the Vendée Globe in their sights, will be one of 13 pairs in the IMOCA class.

 

“I would like to thank Pierre Casiraghi for giving us this amazing opportunity. It will be the first transatlantic race for Malizia II. With Thomas, we will do our best to give the competition a run for their money, teams like Dick-Elies (Saint-Michel-Virbac), Meilhat-Gahinet (SMA), Lagravière-Peron (Des Voiles et Vous) and De Pavant-Bestaven (Bastide Otio),” says Boris, who has one of the fastest boats in the fleet.