The mission of the team, leads by the founder Pierre Casiraghi and the yachtsman Boris Herrmann, is to promote science and education for the protection of the oceans all over the world. With Malizia II, an upgrade of the IMOCA 60’, the team seeks the Vendée Globe 2020. Thanks to the most advanced technology B&G for sail, Boris Herrmann will be the first German sailor to try this endurance race.
Besides compete in reggattas all over the world, the Team Malizia is gathering data about the levels of CO2 in the oceans, thanks to the onboard laboratory of Malizia II. These data help scientists to better understand the climate change of oceanic waters. The team also worked with schools around the world to inspire and captivate young ambassadors in their sailing adventures.
Goals and consideration of the partners
“I’m glad to collaborate with B&G, I used their instruments for years and I was always impressed by the innovation and high quality of the products. To have onboard this technology, during the race, will be a great resource during the Vendee Globe. As a team, we aim to success the navigation but, on a vast scale, with the Malizia Ocean Challenge, we want to protect our oceans through education and science.
As sailors we witness the change that hit our environment: it’s not enough to navigate fast, we have to work and find solutions against the climate crisis and we have to start now. I’m looking forward to work on this topic with B&G, and decide how implement their techonology for further scientific researchs” says Boris Herrmann.
On the other hand B&G is proud to support Boris and Team Malizia, because there’s a concrete agreement in terms of mission and purposes. “B&G is committed in guarantee a sustainable way of work, protecting the environment” said Simon Conder, B&G supervisor. “Work together with Team Malizia to develop ideas and technologies within their mission about the climate of the ocean, and win the Vendee Globe, are the perfect way to put to good use 50 years of experience and passion for the sailing world” he concludes.