Boris Herrmann (born 1981) is a German yachtsman.

Boris Herrmann
Born (1981-05-26) 26 May 1981 (age 38)
NationalityGerman
Occupationyachtsman

Sailing careerEdit

In 2001 Boris Herrmann was the youngest (and only German) participant in the Mini Transat race, a single-handed yacht race across the Atlantic. He came to finish eleventh which earned him his first larger appearance in the yachting press. In 2006 Herrmann finished second in the European Championship as well as in the German Championship in the 505 class. In spring 2008 Herrmann sailed his Class 40 yacht “Beluga Racer” to a second in the Artemis Transat, the oldest transatlantic regatta for single-handed yachts.

Boris Herrmann won the Portimão Global Ocean Race, a five leg regatta around the world for Class 40 boats. He and his co-skipper Felix Oehme (the Beluga Offshore Sailing Team) came to win three of the five legs of the race, and left behind the team Desafio Cabo de Hornos. This makes them the first German professional team on a German yacht to win a leg of an international trans-ocean race and the whole race itself.

On 29 July 2019, it was announced that Boris Herrmann was to sail climate activist Greta Thunberg from Plymouth to New York City in mid-late August 2019 on his emission-free racing yacht Malizia II.[1] They departed on 14 August 2019 and arrived on 28 August the same year.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ correspondent, Jon Henley Europe (29 July 2019). "Greta Thunberg to sail across Atlantic for UN climate summits". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
  2. ^ Justine Calma (28 August 2019). "Greta Thunberg wraps up 15-day carbon-free voyage to New York City". The Verge.

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