The past few months have been for Boris Herrmann is not necessarily easy. In November, the 39-year-old professional sailor wants to participate from the yacht club of Monaco as the first German in the Vendée Globe – one of the most dangerous races in the world, solo and nonstop from the French Atlantic coast runs in just under 80 days around the world with the help of the Cape of good hope, the Cape horn and the southern ocean are some of the most mystical and most dangerous sailing passages in the world includes.
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But because of the worldwide outbreak of the Coronavirus and the immense restrictions on travel and the logistics have also done the Training on the high seas is almost impossible, could seas Herrmann at home in Hamburg until recently, only theoretical – for example, with the study of weather models for the various world – on his biggest adventure yet prepare.
"A great opportunity for our Sport,"
However, after the many weeks on the literal Dry it goes for Herrmann, this Saturday at 15.30 now finally back on the ocean and it will directly starts seriously: born in Oldenburg in the Vendee Arctique, a Regatta, because of their Route and the prestigious field of participants as the last great Test and Preparation for the Vendée Globe is taking place this year for the ninth Time, and since its Premiere in 1989, only of a Skipper from France could be obtained. "It's a phenomenal feeling to finally have a Regatta to sail," says Herrmann. "I am very happy that we can now start again and think that it is a great opportunity for our Sport to welcome these first steps."
The Vendee Arctique is the first international sailing Event since the virus outbreak, and one of the first major sports events that can take place in France since the middle of March. The race, the 22 participants from the Start in the French port city of Les Sables d’Olonnes, within ten days, and about 3600 nautical miles to Iceland, gone up to the Arctic circle and then to the island group of the Azores, around, and back to the starting point and destination.
"of Course it is a pity that there are not a large Race Village and at the Start and finish no spectator may be. But it allows us, perhaps, to better focus on the Essentials,“ says Herrmann, who has gained in the past year, a worldwide celebrity, as he sailed the environmental activist Greta Thunberg within two weeks across the Atlantic to New York.Updated Date: 04 July 2020, 04:19