Team Malizia was founded in 2016 by Pierre Casirgahi, Vice-President of the Yacht Club de Monaco. Pierre Casiraghi and Boris Herrmann are racing teammates, good friends and ocean explorers. They have worked together to create Team Malizia and sail races across the globe. With Seaexplorer-Yacht Club de Monaco, an IMOCA 60’ the team the team is showing its ambitions for the years to come.

The team name Malizia, chosen by Pierre, symbolises the Grimaldi family history and their deep connection to the ocean. It translates to ‘the Cunning 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 “I always wanted to give this name to a race team for what Malizia represents for us in the Principality”. The team have their sights set on the Vendée Globe and beyond to The Ocean Race.

Founder

Pierre Casiraghi

Skipper

Boris Herrmann

Malizia Co-Skipper

Will Harris
Will Harris
Co-Skipper (GBR)
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Holly Cova
Holly Cova
Team Director (GBR)
Lucia Nebrada
Lucia Nebrada
Management Team (SPN)
Louis Viat
Louis Viat
Team Manager (FRA)
Stuart Mclachlan
Stuart Mclachlan
Boat Captain (NZ)
Birte Lorenzen
Birte Lorenzen
Education (GER)
Anne-Claire Bihan-Poudec
Anne-Claire Bihan-Poudec
Polar Scientist (FR)
Lydia Goll
Lydia Goll
Executive Video Producer
Ryan Breymaier
Ryan Breymaier
The Expert (USA)
Kerstin Hainke
Kerstin Hainke
Finance Team (GER)
Rebecca Sainson
Rebecca Sainson
Boat Design Team (FRA)
Chris Huelss
Chris Huelss
Design Team (GE)
Elie Canivenc
Elie Canivenc
New Build Manager (FRA)
Marine Villard
Marine Villard
Management Team (FRA)
Borja Nebreda
Borja Nebreda
Boat Build Manager (SPA)
Edwin Delaat
Edwin Delaat
Rigging Manager (NZ)
Jesse
Jesse
Electronics and Energy (UK)
Loic
Loic
Head of the design office (FRA)
Hugo Le Pomellec
Hugo Le Pomellec
Events Manager (FRA)
Andreas Lindlahr
Andreas Lindlahr
Photographer and videographer (GER)
Ricardo Pinto
Ricardo Pinto
Photographer & Videographer (POR)
Antoine Auriol
Antoine Auriol
Content Creator (FRA)

Advisory Team

Arno Böhnert
Arno Böhnert
Management Team (GER)
Thomas Theurillat
Thomas Theurillat
Mental Coach (SUI)
Ralf Brauner
Ralf Brauner
Meteorologist (GER)
Arno Kronenberg
Arno Kronenberg
Consultant & Sponsoring (GER)
Yannick Kethers
Yannick Kethers
Team Journalist (GER/POR)
Stefan Raimund
Stefan Raimund
Ocean Scientist (FRA)
Dr Peter Landschützer
Dr Peter Landschützer
Ocean Scientist (GER)
Daniel Möhler
Daniel Möhler
Chef (SWE)
Dr Jens Holscher
Dr Jens Holscher
Team Legal and Sponsorship (GER)
Dr Toste Tanhua
Dr Toste Tanhua
Ocean Scientist (SWE)