Boris Hermann was out at the start due to burns

sAgler Boris Herman He was forced to abandon his participation in the second stage of the Ocean Race after an unfortunate accident. As his team declared “Malaysian”, the 41-year-old from Hamburg suffered severe burns to his foot from boiling water shortly before the end of the first section and had to be treated in hospital.

“I am very sad that I cannot sail at this stage with my team, especially after the success of the first stage,” said Herrmann, who will take a break at sea on medical advice due to the high risk of injury. I’m more excited than ever, but I don’t want to risk my participation in the third stage and I also don’t want to risk our performance in the second stage. According to “Malizia,” Herrmann is “undergoing medical treatment and recovering well.”

Frenchman Jan Ellis will take his place in the second stage, while Britain’s Will Harris will take over as Hermann’s captain.

How does Hermann want to use the time?

Hermann will now fly directly to South Africa to be with my wife and daughter to recover and prepare for the Stage 3 Challenge in the Southern Ocean. “

He continued, “I will be using the time ashore to work closely with our performance team, analyzing boat data and preparing a debrief for the sailors’ arrival in Cape Town. I look forward to welcoming the team to South Africa in a strong position.”

The “Malizia-Seaexplorer” completed the first stage over 1,900 nautical miles (3,519 km) from Alicante to Mindelo in Cape Verde in five days, 16 hours, 35 minutes and 21 seconds, thus taking third place.

In all, the five crews that started had to cover 60,000 km around the world over a period of six months. The second stage of the seven stages of the fourteenth Ocean Race From Mindelo to Cape Town starts on Wednesday.

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