Boris Herrmann c Team Malizia-Andreas Lindlahr
Privilège supports Boris Herrmann`s Team Malizia in the Vendée Globe
Les Sables-d´Olonne, 30.10.2020: In the ninth edition of the legendary singlehanded regatta which starts and finishes in Privilège’s home port of Les Sables-d`Olonne, the shipyard is supporting German professional sailor Boris Herrmann and his Team Malizia in a technical partnership. Two-time singlehanded sailing world champion Philippe Jeantot not only invented the Vendée Globe, but also founded the Privilège bluewater catamaran shipyard in 1985. The brand has since become synonymous with comfort and safety at sea.
Boris Herrmann said: "It is an honour to have Privilège as our technical partner for the Vendée Globe 2020. They are closely connected with this region and with the race, and this background is very valuable for me and Team Malizia. I am ready and a little excited to participate in my first Vendée Globe race, and to be the first German sailor to take part in the event. For me, this is about more than just a trophy; I am sailing with the mission to raise awareness of the climate crisis and to deepen our scientific knowledge of CO2 levels in the Southern Ocean with my automated on-board laboratory. Without all my partners, my sponsors and my team, this dream would not have come true. Many thanks to Privilège for your support".
Privilège CEO Gilles Wagner said: "We're Vendée Globe crazy and feverishly await the starting gun every time. We support Boris and his team wholeheartedly and offer them a warm welcome here at Privilège. This partnership is a perfect example of the bond with HanseYachts AG in Germany. We wish Boris the best of luck with his debut Vendée Globe and hope to be a good partner for him.”
Team Malizia and Privilège share not only a passion for ocean sailing, but also an awareness of marine and climate protection. For example, hybrid propulsion technology and integrated energy management are among the options for Privilège sailing catamarans, to enable emission-free motoring and renewable energygeneration.