21 November 2018

Route du Rhum Report: Alex Thomson's IMOCA 60 Crash Finish

Route du Rhum: Alex Thompson's IMOCA 60 Crash Finish

IMOCA 60 leader Briton Alex Thomson got to within 10 miles of Guadeloupe island and went to sleep. His electric probe wake-up watch either didn't fire or he slept through it so he woke up, in a flash, when he hit the rocks. To save his multi-million Euro yacht he started the moter, got off the bricks without too much damage and finished the race.On passing the line the Jury boarded his boat, interviewed him and as a result of starting the motor, they penalized him 24 hours on his elapsed time, which resulted in Thomson finishing 3rd in the IMOCA class. He admitted his mistake widely. An unfortunate incident in his sailing career.--World on Water video above published Nov 17, 2018.

Reliving the race with Alex Thomson

Route du Rhum - Destination Guadeloupe video above published Nov 16, 2018: From start to finish, join Alex Thomson on the highs and the lows of the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe.

More on Route du Rhum: Route du Rhum - Destination Guadeloupe 2018 - LIVE Feed

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