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Alex Thomson Racing Up to Speed: September 2020

by Alex Thomson Racing 16 Sep 11:25 BST
Hugo Boss sailing © Alex Thomson Racing

British Sailor Alex Thomson brings us up to speed on the completion of the final service of the HUGO BOSS boat before the Vendée Globe, the installation of the yacht's new foils and the schedule from now until the race start on November 8th.

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