Hamburg (dpa / lno) - circumnavigator Boris Herrmann has another reason to celebrate.

After a successful Vendée Globe premiere with fifth place in the solo race around the world, the man from Hamburg also won the Imoca Globe series.

This was announced by the Imoca class association in Paris.

The association monitors the development of the high-tech racing yachts used at the Vendée Globe and manages the international series.

Herrmann is proud of the victory in the series ranking, which ran over four years from 2018 to the beginning of 2021.

“We finished all the races, never stopped one.

This is really important to me.

It's more important than the result in a single race, ”said the 39-year-old.

"But of course it also takes a little luck."

Herrmann was unable to win any of the seven well-known one and two-handed races in the series in which he and his team had participated since 2018.

The German overall winner relegated the French Vendée Globe winner Yannick Bestaven (517 points) and his compatriot Charlie Dalin (512 points) to second and third place in the series ranking with his consistency and 526 points.

In the press release of the class association it says: "Boris Herrmann sailed all races in his characteristic conservative style and made sure that his boat reached the finish line."

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