Non-stop around a universe with BMW technology.

Posted on 04. Apr, 2018 by in BMW Canada

  • Hamburg’s round-the-world“ record sailor,
    Boris Herrmann, set to turn a initial German to take partial in the
    toughest regatta in a world.
  • Foiling yacht “Malizia” to be optimised with BMW technology
    for a uninterrupted solo competition around a world.
  • Latest era of Open 60 yacht prepared for a record
    try on a Mediterranean with organisation partner BMW.
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Lorient/Munich. For a initial time in history, a German sailor
is set to take on one of a biggest and toughest hurdles in
rival sailing: a Vendée Globe. Hamburg’s Boris Herrmann has
his sights set on competing in a subsequent book of a solo regatta,
that takes place in Nov 2020 and sees competitors sail
uninterrupted around a universe on a Southern Ocean. Team partner for
a debate is associate soldier Pierre Casiraghi, owner of the
Malizia team, that competes for a Yacht Club de Monaco (YCM). BMW
is on house as organisation partner, bringing with it a company’s
imagination in automotive production and a knowledge of
record send in rival sailing.

BMW has been concerned in a America’s Cup given 2002, and won
a many desired prize in sailing with BMW ORACLE Racing in 2010.
Over a entrance year, a foiling Open 60 yacht “Malizia” will be
optimised for a toughest solo competition in a world. The organisation and BMW
growth engineers have together identified areas in that the
automotive organisation can yield support, for instance with a expertise
in lightweight pattern and electric drives.

“Pierre Casiraghi and Boris Herrmann’s Team Malizia debate is a
really desirous plan that will pull male and apparatus to their
comprehensive limits,” pronounced Sven Schuwirth, Head of BMW Brand. “BMW loves
this kind of challenge, that allows us to denote a pioneering
and innovative spirit. We demeanour brazen to ancillary a organisation and,
above all, skipper Boris Herrmann as a initial German to take partial in
a Vendée Globe, and to scheming a racing yacht as effectively as
probable for a successful around a universe competition regulating our
technological imagination and a knowledge gained over a march of
4 America’s Cup campaigns.”

Herrmann will competition a Vendée Globe with an offshore racing yacht
from a IMOCA class. The “Malizia” is one of a latest era of
Open 60 boats and is versed with L-shaped foils, that can lift the
yacht partly out of a water, creation it distant faster than previous
designs. In March, following initial modifications, Herrmann
eliminated a yacht, that was built in 2015, from a shipyard in
Lorient/Brittany to a Mediterranean. It is now during a home yacht
bar in Monaco, where it is undergoing serve alteration for the
regattas ahead.

“I am really unapproachable to have BMW on board. We have a large charge brazen of
us. Among sailors, a Vendée Globe is regarded as a Mount Everest
of a sport,” pronounced Herrmann. “BMW is not usually a illusory code but,
as record partner in a America’s Cup, has also emphatically
demonstrated over a past fifteen years that it knows how to optimise
racing yachts, even during a really limit. We are really happy to be means to
call on this engineering imagination for a campaign.”

The “Malizia” sails underneath a dwindle of a Yacht Club de Monaco (YCM).
Vice President of a YCM, Pierre Casiraghi, is a youngest son of
Princess Caroline of Monaco, sails frequently with Herrmann, and is
ancillary him on a Vendée campaign. Among other things, he will
competition alongside a German during several Open 60 double-handed regattas.
Wind permitting, a duo’s initial competition tour in 2018 will be next
week’s record try on a Mediterranean from Marseille (FRA) to
Cartagena (ESP). Last year, Herrmann and Casiraghi finished an
glorious third in a iconic Rolex Fastnet Race.

“The debate is now picking adult gait this season, and a partnership
with BMW has given us another boost,” pronounced Casiraghi. “I am really
looking brazen to operative with such a eminent and innovative company
as BMW. Together, we can grasp a desirous goals.”

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