Boris Herrmann

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Boris Herrmann (born 1981) is a German yachtsman.

Sailing career[edit]

In 2001 Boris Herrmann was the youngest (and only German) participant in the Mini Transat race, a single-handed yacht race across the Atlantic. He came to finish eleventh which earned him his first larger appearance in the yachting press. In 2006 Herrmann finished second in the European Championship as well as in the German Championship in the 505 class. In spring 2008 Herrmann sailed his Class 40 yacht “Beluga Racer” to a second in the Artemis Transat, the oldest transatlantic regatta for single-handed yachts.

Boris Herrmann won the Portimão Global Ocean Race, a five leg regatta around the world for Class 40 boats. He and his co-skipper Felix Oehme (the Beluga Offshore Sailing Team) came to win three of the five legs of the race, and left behind the team Desafio Cabo de Hornos. This makes them the first German professional team on a German yacht to win a leg of an international trans-ocean race and the whole race itself.

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