Team Malizia

Team Malizia was founded in 2016 by Pierre Casiraghi, Vice President of the Yacht Club de Monaco. Pierre Casiraghi and Boris Hermann are racing teammates, very good friends and ocean explorers. They have worked together to create Team Malizia and participate in regattas around the world. With Seaexplorer – Yacht Club de Monaco, an IMOCA 60′, the team is showing its ambitions for 2019 and beyond, for the 2020 Vendée Globe.

Miles Traveled (since August 2018)
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Vendée Globe

A Symbol

The name Malizia, chosen by Pierre, symbolises the Grimaldi family history and their deep connection to the ocean. It translates as “the wily one’’ a name that was given to Francesco Grimaldi in 1297 after he established the family dynasty. Pierre shows that there is a sentimental link to the name and says: “Given what Malizia represents for us in the Principality of Monaco, I’ve always wanted to give this name to a race boat.”

A boat at the service of science & education

Malizia is embarking on an exciting adventure with the Ocean Challenge. Everyone has their own ocean challenge but our mission is to promote ocean science, protection and education around the world whilst inspiring the next generation with sailing adventures.



Science & Education




Birte and Boris are publishing their first children’s book: “My Ocean Challenge – Kurs auf Klimaschutz”

Our Ocean covers two-thirds of the Earth’s surface. It is a habitat, a transport route, an air conditioner, and an oxygen generator. And for Birte Lorenzen-Herrmann, our Ocean Educator, and Boris, our…

Hoisting The Sails Together With SamBoat

We have partnered with the world’s largest boat rental platform SamBoat for a one-year partnership. They will provide our onshore crew with a sailing boat in Guadeloupe during the Route du Rhum in November…

Save the date: Malizia Ocean Festival and Boat Christening on 6 & 7 September in Hamburg

Malizia Ocean Festival and Boat Christening in Hamburg   Back in town! We will celebrate the first Malizia Ocean Festival in the heart of Hamburg, the Traditionsschiffhafen, on 6 and 7 September 2022! With a large two-day…

Results From the First Day SAILING

Today, 30th July 2022 was BORIS HERRMANN and the team’s first day sailing on the new Malizia – Seaexplorer – His reaction when stepping back on land this evening was,…


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