Pierre Casiraghi

Founder

Pierre Casiraghi is a Monaco-born sailor, entrepreneur and co-skipper of Team Malizia which he founded in 2016, initially with the ten meter GC32 catamaran and now sailing with Malizia II the IMOCA 60. Pierre is also Vice-President of the Yacht Club de Monaco which is right behind Team Malizia and with whose help Boris will be able to compete in the Vendée Globe 2020.

Pierre discovered sailing very early on his family’s 1936 yacht, Pacha III, however, his passion for yachts and the ocean grew further at age 16 with a friend in Morocco and when he first took the helm of Tuiga (1909). Since then Pierre has competed in many races across the world, recently coming third with Boris in the 2017 Rolex Fastnet Race and first in the 2018 Atlantic Anniversary Regatta, finishing in Boris’s home city of Hamburg.

Pierre has gone on to found the Monaco Globe Series which he states is “very much in line with the Club’s sailing policy. Our goal is to get the young generation dreaming and inspire them with new vocations.” It was in this spirit that Pierre wanted to launch the first Monaco Globe Series, a non-stop 1,300nm offshore race embracing some of the most emblematic marks for sailors in the Western Mediterranean. Pierre’s love of the ocean is clear in his dedication to the Malizia Ocean Challenge, a project that was launched in mid-2018 which aims to educate children about the ocean and to advance scientific knowledge. Pierre wants to bring the oceans to schools and using Malizia II as a tool to do this fits perfectly.

Main Results

Sydney Hobart

4th -Maserati

Rolex Fastnet

3rd – Malizia II