Hamburg/Munich. Successful yacht “Malizia” in front of the
Hanseatic city’s iconic symbol, a Elbphilharmonie: One week after
a feat during a Atlantic Anniversary Regatta, skipper Boris
Herrmann presented Team Malizia’s Vendée Globe debate to a media
in his home city today. It was a initial time that a IMOCA 60
racing yacht was on arrangement in Hamburg, a “gateway to a world”.
In 2020, Herrmann will turn a initial German to take on one of the
biggest and toughest hurdles in yachting: 25,000 nautical miles
around a globe, solo, nonstop, and though outmost support. BMW
is on house as group partner with their automotive construction
imagination and knowledge of transferring record to competitive
sailing. The “Malizia” sails underneath a customary of a Yacht Club de
Monaco (YCM). The clamp boss of a YSM, Pierre Casiraghi, is
a youngest son of Princess Caroline of Monaco, frequently sails
with Herrmann and was also benefaction in Hamburg.
Herrmann and Casiraghi presented a “Malizia”, an roughly 20-metre
Open 60 category racing yacht, to children, sailing fans, publisher and
sponsors in detail, spoke about a good plea of a “Vendée
Globe” and presented a meridian investigate and educational project
“Malizia Ocean Challenge”.
“Today is a really special day in my sailing career, since this very
special yacht is in my home city for a initial time. The fact that our
yacht is in front of this iconic backdrop creates us really proud,” said
Herrmann. “Hamburg is no universe capital like Berlin, for example,
though it is a gateway to a universe and really cosmopolitan. Which is an
glorious compare for a Vendée Globe.”
In a evening, a “Malizia” was hoisted out by derrick and placed in
front of a fantastic Elbphilharmonie building in a “Platz der
Deutschen Einheit” (German togetherness square). BMW and a Elbphilharmonie
have enjoyed a cooperative, long-term partnership for many years.