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Status: 01/23/2023 00:30 AM

The 2023 Ocean Race with Boris Herrmann kicked off with the first stage from Alicante to Cape Verde. An overview of the route, all important events, sailors’ positions and key information can be found in the live broadcast ticker on NDR.de.

01/23/2023 00:20

Herrmann misses the second stage of the Ocean Race

Bitter news for Boris Herrmann and Team Malaysia. The Hamburg skipper suffered severe burns to his foot in the first leg and will not be able to compete in the second leg of the round-the-world regatta.

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Boris Herrmann sails with Team Malizia in the harbor race in the 14th Ocean Race © picture alliance / dpa / Team Malizia Photo: Antoine Auriol

Shortly before the end of the first stage, the cruising around Hamburg suffered severe burns to his foot. more

22.01.2023 22:50

Beucke in an interview with The Athletic Club prior to his ocean sprint debut

Suzanne Buick will join the Ocean Race next Wednesday when Stage 2 begins in Cape Verde. In an interview with the Sports Club, the woman from Kiel talks about her captain Kevin Escoffier and her mental preparation for the trip to Cape Town.

German sailor Susanne Buick started the ocean race © Screenshot

Video: Ocean Race: Susan Buick is finally allowed to start (min)

01/21/2023 18:56

The highlight of the first stage

Stunning visuals, thrilling racing and Boris Herrmann’s third-place finish: highlights of stage one from Alicante to Cape Verde.

Boris Herrmann's Malaysia Seaexplorer in Ocean Race © imago

Video: Ocean Race: Going from Alicante to Cape Verde (8 minutes)

01/21/2023 14:56

Hermann is “very happy” with his team

After crossing the finish line, Boris Hermann was content with the third place at the first stage. “I am very pleased with the performance of our boat and my team,” said the man from Hamburg. “It took us almost three days to talk to each other because it was so loud and wild on board after take off in rough conditions. After that we enjoyed almost bubbly conditions, very fast and nice sailing.”

Boris Herrmann on the high seas © Team Malizia / Pierre Bouras

Video: Hermann: “I’m happy with the first stage” (1 min)

01/21/2023 08:35

Escoffier’s Holcim team won the first stage – Herrmann won the third

French captain Kevin Escoffier and his crew won the first stage of the Ocean Race. Holcim’s yacht reached the finish line near Mindelo on the night from Friday to Saturday. The 11-hour race team finished second, 2:50 hours in arrears.

Team Malizia, led by Boris Herrmann, crossed the finish line in third place on Saturday at 8.35 am German time.

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Top questions and answers about Ocean Race

How long has the ocean race existed? How is it registered? How many Germans are there? All information is available in the instructions.

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Das Ocean Race 2023 from Alicante © IMAGO / NurPhoto

The 2023 Ocean Race kicked off in Alicante with Boris Herrmann. The most important facts about the legendary sailing regatta. more

01/21/2023 07:35

The Ocean Race: Seven stages over 32,000 nautical miles

It will be the most important team regatta in international sailing this year for the Imoka class over seven stages and a total of 32,000 nautical miles (about 60,000 km).

The first stage: Alicante – Cape Verde
Start: January 15th Expected arrival: January 22nd
1900 nautical miles
The second phase: Cape Verde – Cape Town / South Africa
Start: January 25th. Expected arrival: February 9th
4,600 nautical miles
3. The stage: Cape Town – Itagai / Brazil
Start: February 26th Expected arrival: April 1st
12,750 nautical miles
The fourth stage: Itagai / Brazil – Newport / USA
Launch: April 23; Estimated arrival: May 10
level five: Newport / USA – Aarhus / Denmark
Start: May 21; Estimated arrival: May 30
3,500 nautical miles
6. The stage: Aarhus / Denmark – Fly by Keel – The Hague / Netherlands
Start: June 8; Kill (non-stop) June 9; Expected arrival: June 11th
800 nautical miles
Seventh stage: The Hague / Netherlands – Genoa / Italy
Starts: June 15th; Expected end: July 1
2200 nautical miles

Ocean Race Track from Alicante to Genoa © NDR

Video: Ocean Race 2023: That’s the Way (1 minute).

01/20/2023 21:02

The chasers shorten the gap to the leading boat

Teams from 11th Hour Racing and Malizia, led by Boris Herrmann from Hamburg, are gradually closing in on the leading boat. Team Holcim, led by Captain Kevin Escoffier, is still quite ahead, although it is only 100 nautical miles from the finish of the first stage in the Cape Verde Islands. With the chasers able to cover ten nautical miles per hour, Holcim has recently been picking up speed again.

01/20/2023 14:05

Leader Holcim is less than 250 nautical miles from the end

Holcim’s team around leader Kevin Escoffier continues to lead the race and is now less than 250 nautical miles away from the end of Stage 1. Meanwhile, Boris Herrmann continues to pressure the 11 o’clock racing team and, in third place, narrows the gap to nearly ten nautical miles.

01/20/2023 08:28

Hermann increases the pressure

Boris Herrmann and his crew have significantly reduced the gap with leader Kevin Escoffier (Team Holcim). The boats are expected to arrive in Cape Verde between Friday evening and Saturday – can the Hamburg captain continue to attack at the front?

About 360 nautical miles from the finish, third-place Malizia Seaexplorer was about 60 nautical miles behind Escoffier on Friday morning. Charlie Enright and the 11 Hours race team lead in second place, by just 17 nautical miles.

01/19/2023 13:06

Malizia Seaexplorer plows across the ocean

Boris Hermann and his crew chase the leading duo. At times topping out at 33.7 knots, the Malizia Seaexplorer was plowing through the Atlantic Ocean trying to narrow the gap, which was still about 90 nautical miles on Thursday afternoon.

01/19/2023 07:35

Holcim team maintains the lead

On Thursday morning, Team Holcim, led by Captain Kevin Escoffier, continued to move ahead of the 11 Hours racing team. During the night there was a brief change of lead between the two boats before Team Holcim regained the lead.

Boris Herrmann remains in third place with Malizia Seaexplorer. The speed is still high – the first boats may arrive in Cape Verde as early as Friday.

01/18/2023 15:10

Sunrise and sailing change in Malizia team

01/18/2023 08:38

Gibraltar passed – Herrmann went on to third

The five yachts have cleared the Strait of Gibraltar as they speed through the Atlantic. Boris Herrmann of Hamburg and his crew were still in third place with the Malizia Seaexplorer Wednesday morning — about 56 nautical miles behind Captain Kevin Escoffier’s flagship Holcim.

01/17/2023 14:25

Changing the guard and fighting the waves

Wake-up call for Boris Herrmann, fight against swell Rosalyn Kuiper: Impressions of Malizia Seaexplorer in the first leg of the Ocean Race.

Seaexplorer Malizia by Captain Boris Herrmann at Ocean Race © picture alliance / dpa / AP Photo: Alberto Saiz

Video: Ocean Race: Changing of the Guard and Malaysia’s Seasickness (1 minute)

01/17/2023 08:15

Hermann is in third place on Tuesday morning

At the front of the race on Tuesday morning was Team Holcim with leader Kevin Escoffier. Second was the 11-hour race team, right behind it. The two boats parted slightly during the night. Boris Herrmann was in third place with Malizia Seaexplorer, about 40 nautical miles away.

01/17/2023 08:00

Live Tracking: An overview of what’s happening in the race

01/15/2023 18:45

Next stop is Cape Verde

Given the expected strong support winds in the Strait of Gibraltar, it is likely that the racing yachts will only need about five days for the first stage. “Whoever gets to the trade winds first has a good chance of winning the stage,” says Boris Herrmann. After a short stop in Cape Verde, the race will continue on January 25 with the second stage to Cape Town.

Seaexplorer Malizia by Captain Boris Herrmann at Ocean Race © picture alliance / dpa / AP Photo: Alberto Saiz

Video: Ocean Race: The Race Around the World – With Four Germans (2 minutes)

01/15/2023 17:45

Buick warns of the Strait of Gibraltar

For the first time in 40 years, a German woman, together with Susan Buick, takes part in the ocean race – from the second stage. The 31-year-old from Strande near Kiel from Holcim – PRB team has followed around captain Kevin Escoffier starting in Alicante from an escort boat and knows what to expect from her teammates:

Suzanne Becky from Kiel, Ocean Race Team crew member

Video: Ocean Race sailor Beucke: “Breaking the mast and boards for everybody” (1 min)

01/15/2023 16:10

forsaken! Ocean Race 2023 has begun

The starting signal has been given for the Ocean Race 2023 in Alicante. The five boats in the Imoka class, including Boris Herrmann’s “Malizia – Seaexplorer”, took part in the first leg of the team’s legendary round-the-world regatta. It leads more than 1,900 nautical miles (about 3,500 km) to Cape Verde. Estimated arrival is January 22nd.

In general, the ocean race lasts more than half a year. The seventh and final stage will start on June 15 in The Hague. The match ends with the grand finale in Genoa. Arrival expected July 1st.

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Seaexplorer Malizia by Captain Boris Herrmann at Ocean Race © picture alliance / dpa / AP Photo: Alberto Saiz

In Alicante, the captain of the Hamburg team crossed the starting line with the “Malisia – Seaexplorer”. The Regatta around the world ends in July. more

01/13/2023 07:00

Live Tracking: An overview of what’s happening in the race

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