ROUTE DU RHUM – DESTINATION GUADELOUPE

 

On the 5th day of the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe race, Malizia II, the Yacht Club de Monaco’s foiling monohull helmed by Boris Herrmann, is currently in second place.

“For his first solo transatlantic race, Boris has made a very good start. He is fighting hard in extremely difficult conditions, hitting winds of up to 45 knots last night, causing a small breakage in the J3 level tack, which he managed to repair. The first three days were very selective. Many IMOCAs were forced to turn back; it is a real satisfaction that Malizia is holding on. Everything is fine on board, we are very proud of Boris,” says a delighted YCM Vice-President Pierre Casiraghi, who initiated the Malizia-Yacht Club de Monaco project. A reminder that this is the first time the Monegasque Yacht Club has enrolled a boat in this prestigious race.

After crossing the starting line in Saint-Malo last Sunday in third place, Boris Herrmann has always remained in the top group of the 20 IMOCA contenders.
Faced with weather conditions that hardened on Tuesday with gusts of over 45 knots and 5-10m troughs, causing numerous breakages to the entire fleet of 123 boats (all classes combined), Boris continued to advance having opted a for more northerly option, taken also by the current leader, British sailor Alex Thomson (Hugo Boss).

It is not over yet. There are still some 2,500 nautical miles to Point-à-Pitre and as the Trade Winds approach, a new battle lies ahead including against Paul Meilhat (SMA), Vincent Riou (PRB) and Yann Eliès (UCAR-Saint-Michel). It is proving a captivating race that is being followed closely by YCM’s young sailors and school children in the Principality, but also by French and German schools in the context of the project entitled “Malizia-My Ocean Challenge”, which aims to promote protection of the oceans, training young people and the scientific study of the seabed wherever Malizia II sails in the world.

 

ROUTE DU RHUM – DESTINATION GUADELOUPE

 

On the 5th day of the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe race, Malizia II, the Yacht Club de Monaco’s foiling monohull helmed by Boris Herrmann, is currently in second place.

“For his first solo transatlantic race, Boris has made a very good start. He is fighting hard in extremely difficult conditions, hitting winds of up to 45 knots last night, causing a small breakage in the J3 level tack, which he managed to repair. The first three days were very selective. Many IMOCAs were forced to turn back; it is a real satisfaction that Malizia is holding on. Everything is fine on board, we are very proud of Boris,” says a delighted YCM Vice-President Pierre Casiraghi, who initiated the Malizia-Yacht Club de Monaco project. A reminder that this is the first time the Monegasque Yacht Club has enrolled a boat in this prestigious race.

After crossing the starting line in Saint-Malo last Sunday in third place, Boris Herrmann has always remained in the top group of the 20 IMOCA contenders.
Faced with weather conditions that hardened on Tuesday with gusts of over 45 knots and 5-10m troughs, causing numerous breakages to the entire fleet of 123 boats (all classes combined), Boris continued to advance having opted a for more northerly option, taken also by the current leader, British sailor Alex Thomson (Hugo Boss).

It is not over yet. There are still some 2,500 nautical miles to Point-à-Pitre and as the Trade Winds approach, a new battle lies ahead including against Paul Meilhat (SMA), Vincent Riou (PRB) and Yann Eliès (UCAR-Saint-Michel). It is proving a captivating race that is being followed closely by YCM’s young sailors and school children in the Principality, but also by French and German schools in the context of the project entitled “Malizia-My Ocean Challenge”, which aims to promote protection of the oceans, training young people and the scientific study of the seabed wherever Malizia II sails in the world.