Arno Böhnert, Stuart Mclachlan, Sharon Ferris-Choat and Shane Diviney with The Ocean Race reporter Brian Carlin leave New York, heading for Europe to set a crewed record of 60 feet

Only a few days after IMOCA's arrival in New York after the zero-emission crossing with Greta Thunberg, Stuart Mclachlan and Shane Diviney's Malizia II, Sharon Ferris-Choat and Arno Böhnert headed back to the old continent to set a crewed record of 60 feet from Ambrose Light in New York to Cape Lizzard off the British coast. The four crew members will be joined by Brian Carlin, reporter on board The Ocean Race - Photography and Video, to document the trip and test OBR systems and workflow in a fully crewed IMOCA environment.

Last June, Boris Herrmann, skipper of the Malizia team confirmed his registration for the 2021-22 edition of The Ocean Race. Indeed, the skipper and his team are determined to tackle the round the world crewed race aboard the IMOCA Malizia II.

"Boris and his team, with their offshore racing programme until the start of The Ocean Race, are in a good position to continue this German heritage. They continue to be a strong advocate for the health of the Oceans, and for sustainable development, which is a pillar of The Ocean Race, as we build the next event," Richard Mason said, Executive Director of The Ocean Race.