Alex Thomson and Hugo Boss return to home base in UK

In a final coda to his Vendee Globe race, Alex Thomson slipped into his home base at Haslar Marina, in Portsmouth Harbour, having sailed close to 8,000nm from Cape Town onboard the HUGO BOSS boat – Video here

Thomson retires from Vendee Globe race

British sailor Alex Thomson has ceased racing in the Vendée Globe race and is now sailing his boat towards Cape Town

Vendee Globe – Hugo Boss reduced to one rudder

Alex Thomson has reported that HUGO BOSS has sustained damage to the starboard rudder around 19:00 hrs UTC this Friday evening

Vendee Globe – The Boss is Back

Check in with a very excited Alex Thomson who, having completed the structural repairs onboard HUGO BOSS, is back in the Vendée Globe race, and headed towards the Southern Ocean – Video here

Vendee Globe – Final repairs video from Alex Thomson

Re-join Alex Thomson as he pushes on with the final stages of the repair work onboard HUGO BOSS so he can rejoin the Vendee Globe race

Latest from Alex Thomson on that Repair . . .

At the Tuesday 21:00 hrs Vendee Globe report Charlie Dalin on Apivia had eked has a lead of 76 nm from Thomas Ruyant on LinkedOut still trying to to break through to the southern ocean low pressure

Dalin keeps Vendee Globe lead as Thomson returns to the race

Overnight only Vendee race leader Charlie Dalin (Apivia) is the only skipper among the top 10 to have managed to hold speeds in double figures – See 2 new video here

Alex Thomson video of damaged frame and required repairs

Join Alex Thomson as he shares a video insight into the intricate repair work now underway onboard HUGO BOSS

Thomson starts work on Hugo Boss repair – You have to be able to deal with this stuff

Alex Thomson spoke to his team early Sunday evening to give an update on his thoughts and progress as he seeks to repair a damaged longitidunal frame near the bow of HUGO BOSS

Thomson to carry out Structural Repair work to Hugo Boss

Alex Thomson is now carrying out repair work to Hugo Boss while positioned 875 nautical miles east of Rio de Janeiro, with the boat turned downwind and is drifting at less than four knots

Vendee Globe – Hugo Boss slows with structural problem

At approximately 19:00 UTC on Saturday 21 November, Alex Thomson notified his team on shore of a possible structural issue onboard the HUGO BOSS boat.

Thomson increases lead to the Doldrums

Vendee Globe leader Alex Thomson on Hugo Boss passed 250 miles west of the Cape Verde islands during Sunday night