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
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.
Alex Thomson took HUGO BOSS as close to the centre of storm Theta as he considered prudent, before a difficult gybe in around 40kts of wind and 5 metre seas
Profitable night south of the Azores for Alex Thomson as the British skipper opened 30+ nm lead on the chasing Vendee Globe pack
The Vendée Globe solo non-stop race around the world will start from Les Sables d’Olonne on the French Atlantic coast on Sunday 8 November at 12:02hrs UK time.
The ninth edition of the Vendée Globe solo non-stop race around the world will start from Les Sables d’Olonne on the French Atlantic coast on Sunday 8 November
The latest generation IMOCAs are expected to deliver a new Vendee Globe record time. The 9th Vendee Globe will leave Les Sables d’Olonne in France on Sunday 8 November 2020
Alex Thomson and his team are in the final stages of preperation of Hugo Boss for the Start of the Vendee Globe on Sunday 8 November at 12:02 GMT
Alex Thomson heads to France to begin Vendée Globe race, departing onboard his 60ft IMOCA racing yacht, HUGO BOSS
In just two months’ time, British sailor Alex Thomson will take to the start line of the Vendée Globe at les Sables d’Olonne, France
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