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Sailor Boris Hermann of Oldenburg on his way from France to the United States

Sailor Boris Hermann of Oldenburg on his way from France to the United States

The Regatta to New York kicked off in Lorient, France, on Sunday. This is what happens to Boris Hermann, a native of Oldenburg.

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Oldenburg/Lorient – After a race lasting just over a day, professional sailor Boris Herrmann finished seventh in the Transat CIC regatta from Lorient, France, across the North Atlantic to New York City, USA. On Monday afternoon, the Oldenburg native and “Malaysia – Seaexplorer” was about 26 nautical miles (48.1 kilometers) behind French commander Charlie Dallin. Dalin took the lead from the start on Sunday afternoon and was almost 19 nautical miles (35.1 km) ahead of his leading chaser Jeremy Pugh of France on Monday afternoon. The boats behind Dallin are still very close together at this stage of the race. Herman reported that he had eye contact with his rivals several times.

Of the 33 Imoca class boats that started, 31 are still in the race. Frenchman Jean Le Cam, who has already competed in the Vendée Globe sailing regatta several times and finished fourth in 2020/21, has withdrawn from the competition for “personal reasons”, the boat administration announced. Frenchman Arnaud Boissière also had to give up due to problems with his chips.

In total, yachts have to travel about 3,500 nautical miles (6,482 km) to New York. The fastest boat would probably need at least eight days to complete the route. A large part of the current fleet will return to France to participate in the Les Sables d'Olonne regatta in New York (from 29 May).

Hook Richters