• The Boss Heads To The Starting Gates



    Britain’s Alex Thomson heads to France to begin round-the-world Vendée Globe race onboard HUGO BOSS boat

    British sailor Alex Thomson has bid farewell to his home base of Gosport, Hampshire and begun his journey to Les Sables-d’Olonne, the French seaside town which will play host to the start of the upcoming Vendée Globe race.

    Departing onboard his 60ft IMOCA racing yacht, HUGO BOSS, the sailor – accompanied by a small crew – left the dock yesterday afternoon to make the 600 nautical mile(nm) journey to western France, where the boat will remain for three weeks until the race begins on 8th November.



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    Britain’s Alex Thomson heads to France to begin round-the-world Vendée Globe race onboard HUGO BOSS boat

    British sailor Alex Thomson has bid farewell to his home base of Gosport, Hampshire and begun his journey to Les Sables-d’Olonne, the French seaside town which will play host to the start of the upcoming Vendée Globe race.

    Departing onboard his 60ft IMOCA racing yacht, HUGO BOSS, the sailor – accompanied by a small crew – left the dock yesterday afternoon to make the 600 nautical mile(nm) journey to western France, where the boat will remain for three weeks until the race begins on 8th November.






    “Of course, the race start will look quite different this time around because of COVID and I feel sad that I won’t be able to meet the thousands of fans who show up to support the skippers. That being said, this race is made to be consumed digitally so I feel excited at the thought of being out there in the middle of the ocean competing against the other skippers, entertaining everyone watching at home. This time around, we’ll be doing even more to bring people with us on the journey as I race, so that they feel like they’re onboard experiencing the highs and lows with me.

    “Obviously the goal is to go out there and win it. But to get there, you have to finish. And this race is very, very tough to finish. But, if we can get to that finish line, then I’m sure we’ll be in contention for the win. A win would certainly validate everything that we as a team, together with our partners, have put into this journey”.

    The Vendée Globe begins on Sunday 8th November. Follow Alex’s progress live via www.alexthomsonracing.com/the-hub
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