Ryan Breymaier is the most prominent and successful USA short-handed offshore sailor on the ocean racing circuit today.
Born and raised in Maryland, Ryan studied and sailed at St. Mary’s College where he developed his passion for competitive yacht racing. Determined to succeed, he pursued his professional sailing career first on a number of American programs before relocating to France to immerse himself in offshore racing. He quickly started to work and compete on the coveted IMOCA circuit and skippered/raced on many accomplished campaigns.
Sailing is a growing market in the business of sports sponsorship. As a title sponsor of international ocean racing, we at Hugo Boss have a skipper with whom we are able to achieve fantastic global press coverage, both print and broadcast.
Til Pohlmann, Head of Sponsorship, Hugo Boss AG
3-times Guiness World Record/World Speed Sailing Record holder as Skipper of VPLP maxi trimaran Lending Club 3
Shortlised for US Sailing's Rolex Yachtsman of the Year Award
1st Place IMOCA New York to Barcelona double-handed transatlantic race on Hugo Boss
1st place multihull division and first to finish Transpac on Orma 72 Lending Club
World speed sailing record holder, ‘The Golden Route’ New York to San Francisco in 47 days onboard VOR70 Maserati.
"Short-handed ocean racing is not for the faint of heart"
To deal with the diversity and challenges of the sea, spirit, focus, endurance, skill and determination are essential qualities of an ocean racing skipper.
Ryan's mission is to incorporate all these elements into a successful program that provides a professional, positive image that mirror the values and challenges of the business world today.
"To provide a versatile communication platform and assure my sponsor significant return on their investment and objectives.
To share the adventurous spirit of the sport by competing in the world’s most extreme ocean races.
To represent my country as the sole American in the discipline and bring the sport of ocean racing to the eyes and hearts of the public worldwide.
To provide all this in the form of a tailor-made international ocean racing program.