16 November 2016

Alex Thomson Leads the Vendee Globe Across the Equator (video)

Vendée Globe Day Update Onboard HUGO BOSS:

Alex Thompson aboard HUGO BOSS is making good progress heading into the southern hemisphere on the hunt for stronger breeze. It certainly looks warmer than here at the team HQ in the Northern Hemisphere! Video above published Nov 15, 2016.

Vendée Globe HUGO BOSS Week 1 Highlights:

With the 1st week now behind the skippers of the Vendée Globe here's a look back to the first week's highlights of Alex Thompson onboard HUGO BOSS. Video above published Nov 15, 2016
Alex Thomson on his sailboat HUGO BOSS was leading the Vendée Globe solo, non-stop round-the-world sailing race as he crossed the Equator--the first British skipper ever to lead the solo non-stop around the world race into the Southern Hemisphere as it heads towards the Cape of Good Hope--Vendée Globe 2016-2017 News: "Thomson said he previews a fast, reaching passage towards the Cape of Good Hope. But first a new reference benchmark for Les Sables d’Olonne to the Equator seemed likely to be set by Thomson on Hugo Boss at nine days and around eight or nine hours, comparing favourably with Jean Le Cam’s 10 days and 11 hours passage set in 2004-5 on his Bonduelle. “The boat seems good and it seems like we will soon be into some stronger winds, it will free us up and we will start to go pretty fast I think. The routing I am seeing down to the Cape of Good Hope is quite quick. We are getting pretty close to the Cape in 10 days time. So that is very positive.”"

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Vendee Globe single-handed non-stop round the world race:
  • Start: 6 November 2016 in Les Sables d'Olonne, France
  • Finish: Les Sables d'Olonne, France (ETA - 25 January 2017)
  • Official Event of the IMOCA Ocean Masters World Championship 2015-16
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