Team Malizia was founded in 2016 by Pierre Casiraghi, Vice-President of the Yacht Club de Monaco. Pierre Casiraghi and Boris Herrmann are racing teammates, good friends and ocean explorers. They have worked together to create Team Malizia and sail races across the globe. With Malizia II, an IMOCA 60 the team have their sights set on 2019 and beyond to the 2020 Vendée Globe.
The name Malizia, chosen by Pierre, symbolises the Grimaldi family history and their deep connection to the ocean.
It translates to the Cunning One a name that was given to Francesco Grimaldi in 1297 after he established the family dynasty. Pierre shows that there is a sentimental link to the name and says “I always wanted to give this name to a race boat for what Malizia represents for us in the Principality”.