Please select your home edition
Edition
Selden
Product Feature
P&B Streaker Wave Sail
P&B Streaker Wave Sail

Transat Jacques Vabre: Alex Thomson Racing update

by Sarah Taylor 5 Nov 06:34 GMT
Alex Thomson aboard Hugo Boss - Transat Jacques Vabre © Lloyd Images / Alex Thomson Racing

“Together with Alex and Neal, our technical team has today been evaluating a number of different options. The decision has been made that the safest course of action is for the skippers to sail to the Cape Verde Islands, around 800nm away from HUGO BOSS’ current location.

“Alex and Neal are currently sailing at up to 7 knots in light winds. They will continue to sail cautiously in a south easterly direction to the Verde Islands. With the current weather conditions, we estimate that the journey will take around five days.

“We are in constant dialogue with Alex and Neal onboard, and are continuing to closely monitor the boat’s status. Our technical team is preparing to meet HUGO BOSS in the coming days, in order to offer assistance to Alex and Neal in bringing the boat safely into port.

“The safety of our skippers, and that of the boat, remains our number one priority”.

For more information visit www.AlexThomsonracing.com.

Related Articles

Transat Jacques Vabre: Hugo Boss arrives safely
Alex Thomson and Neal McDonald forced to retire The incident, which occurred on the morning of Sunday 3rd November - when Thomson and McDonald were just over a third of the way into the race - left the pair with no choice but to detach their 4.5m long keel from the yacht. Posted on 8 Nov
Transat Jacques Vabre: Hugo Boss update
Alex and Neal are safe and making good progress "Alex and Neal are safe and making good progress onboard HUGO BOSS. They are now around 300 miles away from the Cape Verde Islands, sailing with caution at around 10 knots." Posted on 6 Nov
HUGO BOSS detaches keel
Ballast tanks filled and foils fully extended for stability Last night Alex and Neal were both able to get some rest onboard HUGO BOSS. In the early hours of this morning the skippers resumed their attempts to stabilise the keel. Posted on 4 Nov
Hugo Boss retires from Transat Jacques Vabre
Skippers are continuing to work to stabilise the boat in order to sail safely Britain's Alex Thomson and his co-skipper Neal McDonald have been forced to retire from the Transat Jacques Vabre Normandie Le Havre, the team's debut race onboard the new HUGO BOSS boat. Posted on 4 Nov
Transat Jacques Vabre Day 3 HUGO BOSS update
Alex Thomson records this video from onboard they yacht Hi everybody. Well I finally get a chance to make a video. It's been pretty tiring out here for the first days, lots of little niggles and stuff. Not quite right. But still, very happy with how we're doing. Posted on 30 Oct
Transat Jacques Vabre Day 3: Hugo Boss update
Alex and Neal are now committed to the western route Alex and Neal are now committed to the western route onboard HUGO BOSS. Over the coming days, it will appear on the race tracker that the boats which took the southerly course are further ahead, ticking more miles off towards the finish line. Posted on 29 Oct
Thomson's debut onboard new Hugo Boss in TJV
Thomson and his co-skipper - fellow Briton Neal McDonald - departed from Le Havre British sailor Alex Thomson today began the Transat Jacques Vabre Normandie Le Havre, his debut race onboard the new HUGO BOSS racing yacht. Posted on 27 Oct
The new Hugo Boss boat hits the water
As Alex Thomson Racing bids for Vendée Globe glory British sailing team Alex Thomson Racing is announcing the completion of the new racing yacht, which it hopes will lead the team to victory in the 2020-21 Vendée Globe round-the-world race. Posted on 5 Aug
Introducing the new HUGO BOSS boat
Built with one goal in mind - to win the Vendée Globe in 2020-21 Designed by Alex Thomson Racing and naval architects VPLP, and built by world-renowned boat builder Jason Carrington, the new HUGO BOSS boat is the first of its kind in the world. Posted on 4 Aug
Alex Thomson awarded top honour by French Embassy
Presented with the prestigious French National Order of Merit British skipper, Alex Thomson, has been awarded the prestigious French National Order of Merit ("Ordre national du Mérite") by French Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Jean-Pierre Jouyet. Posted on 14 Jun