Marlow Ropes to partner with Boris Herrmann and Team Malizia for Vendee Globe 2020 campaign

Marlow Ropes, the world’s leading manufacturer of performance sailing rope has announced that they will be an official supplier to Boris Herrmann of Team Malizia as he embarks on a journey to the 2020 Vendee Globe.

Team Malizia was founded in 2016 by Pierre Casiraghi, 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.

Boris is a professional sailor from Hamburg, Germany. He has done three laps around the planet, one of them non-stop and will soon be attempting this challenge for the first time single handed for the 2020 Vendée Globe, making him the first German to compete in the race.

Over the past years, Boris has been involved in a couple of world records, including the Golden Globe around America, Transpac, Cowes-Dinard, Cape-Rio, San Francisco-Shanghai, Newport-Bermuda, Columbus Route and Giraglia. 

The 2020 Vendee Globe is the world’s most elite offshore race and will see Boris prepare both physically and mentally for the solo 24,000 mile race, circumnavigating the world on Malizia 2, a foiling IMOCA 60’.

Paul Honess, Leisure Marine Sales Director at Marlow Ropes comments: “The Vendee Globe is the world’s most challenging yacht race. And to have a partnership with one of the leading foiling Imoca 60 campaigns in the latest edition of the race will allow us to develop our products in line with the challenges that sailing solo around the planet presents.”

Boris Herrmann, skipper of Malizia said: “We worked with Marlow throughout 2019 and we were really pleased with the products and the service. In a race like the Vendee Globe you are looking for quality, durability and reliability and we have been really happy with all these elements in Marlow’s products to date. We are really pleased to have partnered with Marlow for our Vendee 2020 ambitions and we are looking forward to being back on the water in April 2020 to test our new ropes and new foils.”

Photograph courtesy of Andreas Lindlahr.