The first German at the Vendée Globe, which starts on Sunday, November 8th, faces tough competition. A brief portrait of the ten toughest opponents and their boats.
Boris Herrmann (GER) | "Seaexplorer - Yacht Club de Monaco" 39 years old, 1st participation, boat: VPLP / Verdier, shipyard: Chantier Multiplast, 2015 The Hamburg professional skipper enjoys worldwide recognition and is also respected by his competitors. Due to his intensive preparation, he leads the current ranking of the Imoca class. He holds numerous high seas records, among others set up on the Volvo 70 "Maserati". With Francis Joyon he just barely missed the Jules Verne Trophy on the "Idec" trimaran four years ago. At his Imoca premiere in the BarcelonWorld Race in 2011, he finished fifth. With the Class 40 "BelugRacer" he won the 2009 Portimão Global Ocean Rac
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