Alex Thomson heads to France for Vendée Globe race start

Alex Thomson heads to France to begin Vendée Globe race, departing onboard his 60ft IMOCA racing yacht, HUGO BOSS

Building 3Di Sails for the IMOCA

North Sails building 3Di Sails for the IMOCA – The next edition of the Vendée Globe race is set to start from Les Sables d’Olonne, 8 November 2020

Alex Thomson – It will go down to ‘are we fast in the right areas?’

Since returning to the water, Alex Thomson and the crew have completed a further 4,000 offshore training miles on HUGO BOSS, now she gets a final strip-down check

Thomson finalises his qualification for Vendée Globe

Alex Thomson completed a six-day solo passage onboard his IMOCA 60, HUGO BOSS, finalising his qualification for the Vendée Globe

Want to know what it’s like to sail on HUGO BOSS?

Latest video updates from Alex Thomson on progress with HUGO BOSS and their training programme leading to the Vendee Globe in November

Alex Thomson pulls out of IMOCA event

Alex Thomson has decided not to take part in the Vendée-Arctic-Les Sables d’Olonn race due to begin on 4 July

HUGO BOSS returns to the water

With five months to go until the start of the Vendée Globe 2020, the HUGO BOSS team are back out on the water with their sights firmly set on winning the race – Video here

Vendée Globe confirms race start date and entry status

Start date of the 9th Vendée Globe is confirmed for 8 November 2020, at 12:02hrs UTC off Sables d’Olonne, France

Light at the end of the tunnel for Alex Thomson

Back in 2014, solo round the world yachtsman Alex Thomson performed the mastwalk and dived into the ocean board from his on his moving yacht, Hugo Boss – preperation video here

Vendee Globe sticking to 8 November start

In terms of racing, nothing prevents the Vendee Globe starting on 8 November, as long as the national authorities allow that to be the case

Vendée Globe 2020 – launch of Corum L’Épargne

With the launch of Corum L’Épargne in Port-la-Forêt on Tuesday, the latest generation fleet of Imoca foilers built for the Vendée Globe 2020 is now complete. Video here

Repairs to HUGO BOSS are now complete

Thanks to the hard work of our team and contractors, repairs to HUGO BOSS are now complete and It’s time to get this beautiful boat out of the shed and back in the water where she belongs