The Bremen based Shipping company Beluga Shipping founded and lead by Mr Niels Stolberg sponsored Boris Herrman´s class40 race-yacht named “Beluga Racer” for two intense and successful race seasons.
He achieved a podium position in the famous single-handed transatlantic Ostar Race (Artemis Transat 2008).
Together with his sailing friend Felix Oehme from Hamburg he won the Global Ocean Race around the world, a race over 8 month, 5 legs and 158 days and 33.000 miles at sea. This project has been followed closely by the German media and sailing fans, even more than Barcelona World Race later on. A 60 minutes documentary produced by the WDR television has been broadcasted more than 60 times over the past years. The “coming-home” welcome-reception of our boat and team in Hamburg city gave Oehme´s and Herrmann´s fans and media the opportunity to meet the team and boat “in person”.
The fruitful cooperation with Beluga lead to ambitious plans to build a high-tech IMOCA open60 and to participate in the Vendee Globe 2012. The shipping recession and final crash of Beluga Shipping ended these plans, which since then are waiting to be reborn with a new business partner and sponsor. www.Beluga-racer.com