BMW Yachtsport: #TeamMalizia will take the chance to get the victory in the Vendée Globe 2020. BMW is partnering the Campaign of the Yacht Club of Monaco (YCM). Within that partnership Boris Herrmann from Hamburg/GER will be at the helm of the IMOCA OPEN 60 at that single handed sailing race around the globe.
Boris is very experienced in extreme sailing, a strong character and very personable. These are good skills to get such a racer around the globe, which don´t any mistakes.
#TeamMalizia is sailing to success under the flag of the Yacht Club of Monaco, which was founded by Pierre Casiraghi. The youngest son of Princess Caroline von Monaco. Both guys are sailing a lot together to get a feeling for the „RoadToVendee. That´s a long way, there´s a lot to do. Not just races, there ist also a record attempt next week. They will get the best time from Marseille (FRA) to Cartagena (ESP).
BMW announced their partnership that days in Munich. They will start with support in technology and want to be a reliable partner, also in stormy times. Sounds great. For BMW as a mobility provider and car manufacturer is that a real challenge and a source of new initiatives. BMW ist active in sailing since 2002. In the noughties they invented the very successful BMW Sailing Cup, which was a very professional amateur sailing race serie. 2010 was a highlight in their sailing history. Together with ORACLE they won the America´s Cup with a stunning Trimaran. That was really a great show. Seven Years later in 2017 they lost against the unbeatable Team of New Zealand. We will see if BMW will participate at the upcoming America´s Cup Challenge in 2021. Right now we have no statement of BMW regarding a attendance.
Above that we know that HUGO BOSS also takes part at the Vendée Globe in 2021 with their skipper Alex Thomson. It remains to be seen, if Mercedes will support Alex Thomson Racing. If they do, we have an automotive battle on the oceans. stay tuned.