Boris Herrmann wins German Offshore Award 2021

Boris Herrmann and his IMOCA Yacht "Seaexplorer - Yacht Club de Monaco" received the award for Best German Offshore Yacht 2021 at the fifthteenth German Offshore Award.

This year’s award for best German Offshore Yacht went to the IMOCA yacht "Seaexplorer - Yacht Club de Monaco" and skipper Boris Herrmann. The award ceremony was celebrated in the Great Hall of Hamburg City Hall.  This recognition is presented annually to the best yacht sailing in international regattas under the German flag by a jury of representatives from the major Hamburg sailing clubs, chaired by the Hamburg Sailing Association. 

The basis for determining the winning yacht is a formula that takes into account various factors such as the difficulty of the regatta, the number of yachts entered, the weather and wind conditions as well as the result in the overall classification. This fifthteenth edition of the German Offshore Award recognised the Vendée Globe performance of Boris Herrmann, who was the first German sailor to take part in the non-stop world regatta and who almost managed to sail his way onto the podium, as unique and outstanding. Mona Küppers, President of the German Sailing Association (DSV) presented Boris Herrmann with a silver tray engraved with the entire 28,000 nautical miles route of the Vendée Globe on behalf of the DSV Presidium as a sign of special recognition for his successful Vendée Globe participation.