Team Malizia and Kuehne+Nagel are both united in the belief, that you cannot manage what you do not measure. By collecting valuable scientific data with the Malizia – Seaexplorer sailing yacht and making CO2 emissions in sea freight visible through the Kuehne+Nagel seaexplorer platform, we strive toward a more sustainable future. Find out why data from remote parts of the ocean is currently so scarce yet so crucial!
12 days, 9hours, 1minute and 3 seconds – this is how long it took for the duo Boris Herrmann and Will Harris onboard the Malizia - Seaexplorer to sail the famous Transat Jacques Vabre from Le Havre, France to the French Caribbean Island of Martinique - however, now they have arrived, there is not much time for rest! The solo race back starts for Boris on the 30th of November!
After harsh weather conditions saw the IMOCAs’ Transat Jacques Vabre race start postponed by over a week, on the 7th of November Team Malizia’s Seaexplorer skippered by Boris Herrmann and Will Harris finally set sail from the French city of Le Havre embarking on a 3750 nautical mile adventure.
Team Malizia is relaunching their bimonthly educational newsletter in French, English and German aimed at promoting climate awareness and ocean advocacy.
The Transat Jacques Vabre is a transatlantic double handed sailing regatta beginning on the 29th of October in Le Havre, France and concluding in Martinique. Boris Herrmann and Will Harris are set to compete in a highly competitive fleet of around 100 other boats onboard the race yacht Malizia - Seaexporer. Read the article to find out how the follow the race from your home.
From the 19th until the 24th of September, the French town of Lorient will become a hub of famous sailors racing to compare their new or tried and tested foiling IMOCA sailing yachts. 35 teams, including Team Malizia’s Boris Herrmann and Will Harris onboard the Seaexplorer, will push their boats to the limits.
During The Ocean Race 2023/24, Team Malizia hosted 16 kids events and reached around 1000 children of all different ages and nationalities with their "My Ocean Challenge" education programme that focusses on oceanic health. As part of the programme, the students designed sails and formulated wishes that were saved and have now been assembled in the Deichtorhallen Hamburg to create a global collective artwork with the title "Make Climate Change Visible".
The Ocean Race 2023/24 saw Team Malizia onboard the Malizia - Seaexplorer sail aross the world oceans at top speeds. However, a successful circumnavigation of the globe was not the teams only goal. Find out how Team Malizia followed their quest to raise awareness for ocean health and advocate for climate action around the world.
British sailor Will Harris will be Team Malizia’s skipper for Leg 4 of The Ocean Race, taking over the role for the second time in the round-the-world race. New addition to the international team is French offshore sailor Christopher Pratt. He will replace Boris Herrmann who is, as planned, sitting out the race from Itajaí to Newport.
It had been less than 24 hours and the news hadn’t fully sunk in in Team Malizia's minds just yet: Team Malizia has won the third leg of The Ocean Race. Yesterday, they turned our Southern Ocean dream into reality.
Team Malizia has won Leg 3 of The Ocean Race, the longest leg in the race’s history after an intense battle with Team Holcim-PRB in a nail-biting end of the leg. The team crossed the finish line on 2 April 2023 at 05:20:28 UTC, after 34 days, 17 hours, 10 min, 28 seconds at sea through the Southern Ocean. Facing big challenges early on during the leg, the team managed to overcome these, catch up with the front of the fleet, take over the lead, and win the mammoth leg.
Team Malizia crossed the Cape Horn waypoint in first place in Leg 3 of the Ocean Race at 16:23 UTC on 27th March 2023, marking the end of the Southern Ocean and a return to the Atlantic.
Rosie is is conscious, stable and recovering.
The international crew skippered by Boris Herrmann has taken the lead of the Southern Ocean leg of The Ocean Race after nearly three weeks of eventful sailing.
It is currently very close racing for Malizia and Holcim PRB - we saw the gap between the two narrow to 0.5nm during the night! Holcim is positioned further to the south which could be a better position due to having to travel slightly less miles (due to the curvature of the earth). Although, over the last 24h Malizia has travelled over 500nm and Holcim around 450nm so there is definitely a chance for our team to catch up.
Team Malizia has crossed the halfway scoring gate in second place during Leg 3 of The Ocean Race at 23:44 UTC. The line which forms directly down from Cape Otway contains half of the points for the whole leg. For crossing in second place the team earnt a respectable 4 points. The fight is now on to reach the finishing line in Itajai Brazil.
With our weather and routing guru Nicolas Lunven onboard, we are lucky to have one of the most experienced and best navigators in the world. Nico is perhaps one of our quietest crew members but should not be underestimated! He is the one that can be found sitting at the computer in the stern of the boat working away on routing, downloading the new weather files and checking the positions of the competitors.
Team Malizia is currently sailing very close to the ice limit that is set by the Ocean Race for Leg 3. The Team is currently in 4th place but in hot pursuit of 11th Hour and Biotherm… the three musketeers making their way along the edge of the ice limit in a hunt for Holcim PRB.
Over the last 12 hours the Team Malizia have been working hard on getting all the other repairs managed whilst they can not sail at full force. This should mean that once the repair is fully cured Malizia - Seaexplorer will be back to 100% (minus the ripped C0 sail).
At first light this morning the boat team wanted to start the repair that had been expertly prepared by the tech team, they had to delay this due to the bad sea state which would have made it incredibly dangerous to start work up the rig. The goal is to laminate a patch of carbon over the damaged mast. As the morning progresses the sea state only improves slightly.
Team Malizia’s sailing crew noticed a crack to the top part of their mast. The sailing crew were safe and immediately notified the shore team of the issue as co-skipper Rosalin Kuiper climbed up the mast to take photos of the damage in order to assess the situation.
At approximately 19:00 UTC on 28th February 2023, Team Malizia were sailing in big waves with good wind conditions when they dropped the C0 sail in the water. The team quickly assessed that it had become unhooked and this was the reason for it falling. This is something that the shore team and sailing team are discussing further to fully understand how this happened.
Team Malizia had a good start in Cape Town, having led almost all of the inshore section, with some spectacular foiling action in an eventful beginning of the leg. The international sailing team will soon face strong weather conditions before reaching the Southern Ocean and heading towards Brazil.
Read here how to follow the race start.
Team Malizia is about to set sail for the most awaited part of The Ocean Race: the Southern Ocean Leg, this year’s being the longest in the race’s history. German sailor Boris Herrmann has recovered from his foot injury and will be back skippering Team Malizia’s yacht in the rough seas of the Southern Ocean, this time with a crew and with high hopes for a good result.
There is a new episode of Team Malizia's docu series...
Malizia - Seaexplorer skippered by 29-year-old Briton Will Harris arrived in Cape Town at 15:16:49 UTC on 12 February in fourth position after an elapsed time of 17 days 21 hours 6 minutes and 49 seconds, marking the end of a second leg of The Ocean Race which was full of suspense.
Skipper Boris Herrmann got injured. He suffered a burn while sailing to Cape Verde. Join Team Malizia behind the scenes on the dramatic first leg of The Ocean Race. Experience the storm in the Mediterranean and catch the speed downwind.
Team Malizia has deployed an Argo float from Malizia - Seaexplorer during The Ocean Race 2023 in order to collect rare data from this remote part of the Ocean.
Today, at 17.10 hours UTC, Malizia - Seaexplorer skippered by Will Harris took the start of stage two of The Ocean Race, which will see the IMOCA fleet sail about 4,000 nautical miles from Mindelo, Cabo Verde, to Cape Town, South Africa. With unusually light wind conditions at the start, the crews can expect difficult strategic choices and a leg duration of about two weeks.
Famous French sailor Yann Eliès will be sailing aboard Malizia - Seaexplorer during the second leg of the round-the-world race, as Boris Herrmann sustained a foot injury during Leg 1. Briton Will Harris will take over the role of skipper for this part of the race.
Follow Boris Herrmann and the Team Malizia behind the scenes around the world in this exclusive documentary series. Find out why they almost missed the start of The Ocean Race. Feel the heartbeat of the team, get on board and become a MALIZIAN.
Topic: “Ocean & Climate change - understanding the interdependencies, risks and consequences and why data plays an important role?”
The international sailing team skippered by Boris Herrmann crossed the finish line of the Alicante In-Port race first, kicking off The Ocean Race on a high note.
After arriving back in Alicante after the Route du Rhum return delivery, Team Malizia discover a big issue with the foils. Can they fix it in time?
Team Malizia is launching a monthly series to coincide with the start of The Ocean Race, with the aim of educating kids all around the world on topics around climate action, science and sustainability.
Team Malizia's Ocean Race sailing crew is complete!
Boris Herrmann has completed his second Route du Rhum race, crossing the finish line of this Atlantic solo race in 14 days, 15 hours, 21 minutes and 41 seconds and finishing in 24th place from 38 competitors.
First solo race for Boris Herrmann since the last Vendée Globe. Read more about the upcoming race.
The Malizia Ocean Festival has come to an end after two days of celebration. Read more about the event.
On the 6th September at 12.30 Malizia – seaexplorer arrives in Hamburg and will be christened.
Team Malizia tests the new boat for the first time during a sailing trip. Boris Herrmann and his co-skippers are very happy with the performance at the field test.
After 35,000 design hours, 10,000 man hours involving 250 people, the new IMOCA race yacht got launched in Lorient, France.
Team Malizia presents the crew for the upcoming edition which starts in January 2023. Will Harris, Rosalin Kuiper and Antoine Auriol join Boris Herrmann for 'The Ocean Race' 2022/23.
Hamburg honoured its athletes of the year at the 16th Hamburg Sports Gala. The Sportsman of the Year award went to Boris Herrmann for his performance in the Vendée Globe 2020/2021 race.
List of participants of the legendary Route Du Rhum Race was announced today. Boris Herrmann will be there at the at the start line on 6 November 2022.
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.
Milestone reached in the construction of the Malizia III: The IMOCA deck got demoulded.
Back in Monaco: Networking and kids event at the Monaco Ocean Week
Since Team Malizia expanded the team and half of the team is based in France, the other half in Germany, they finally planned to meet each other in person.
Team Malizia will be present at Kiel Week, between 4-12 September, 2021.
Team Malizia did not take part in the race, but co-skipper Will Harris did, as a skipper aboard Akzonobel Racing Team's VO65. After a very close finish with Portugal's Mirpuri Foundation Racing Team, who were level on points at the start of the last leg, they finished second.
After 18 days, 11 hours, 24 minutes and 36 seconds, Will Harris and Pep Costa crossed the finish line in the 13th position.
Building on our succesful partnership, we are now embarking on a new five year engagement including The Ocean Race 2022/23 and the Vendée Globe 2024/25.
The seaexplorer – Yacht Club de Monaco is currently in the boatyard in Lorient (France). The team have been working hard to refit and repair the yacht after the Vendée Globe race.
Never before has it been so close on the home stretch of the Vendée Globe as in this 9th edition.
You missed the Vendée Globe start yesterday? No problem! You can still watch it here.
The race yacht “seaexplorer – Yacht Club de Monaco” is ready for the Vendée Globe. Find out how you can follow the sailing race digitally.
Vendée Globe 2020 pontoon tour with shore crew of Team Malizia Edwin Delaat.
The Vendée Globe Race Village will close from 30 October onwards.
In just 30 days, Boris Herrmann, the first German sailor to ever compete in this incredible race, will be on the start line for the 9th edition of the Vendée Globe.
Boris Herrmann and Will Harris are packing all the meals for Boris's 75+ days on the sea during this coming Vendée Globe.
The Defi Azimut race is over. Our partner made it to the finish line in 7th place!
The Defi Azimut race begins. Follow our partner live.
Our partner Boris Herrmann will compete in the Defi Azimut Race. The start will be on September 10, 2020. Our fingers are crossed!
Available so far: English, French, German, Portuguese and Spanish.
The Vendée Arctique is over. Boris finished the race at 01:12 on 15th July 2020.
Boris Herrmann talks about the issues with the mainsail on Seaexplorer - Yacht Club de Monaco.
Today Boris deployed an Argo profiling float. You wonder what that looks like? A video of it can be found here.
Boris Herrmann is likely to face some challenges during the Vendée Arctique. Will Harris, Co-Skipper of Boris Herrmann describes the current race situation. You want to find out how Boris is doing on board? Check out his video updates.
How does Boris Herrmann, skipper of the “seaexplorer – Yacht Club de Monaco”, feel before the Race Arctique? Find out here.
On your mark, get set, go? We will tell you how you can follow the race digitally.
Team Malizia received for their sailing yacht “seaexplorer – Yacht Club de Monaco” a Certificate of Appreciation for participating in the marine data collection programmes coordinated internationally by the Ship Observations Team operating under the auspices of the World Meteorological Organization. This is in partnership with the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO.