The Council for the registration of world speed records under sail (World Sailing Speed Record Council) ratified a record set by the crew of the yacht HUGO BOSS IMOCA 60 at the head of the famous Briton Alex Thomson.
In July of this year during the transition from new York to the UK team Thomson overcame a 24 hour 539,71 distance in nautical miles (average 22,49 site). This is now the official world record for the 60-foot monohull vessels.
Note that the previous record (improved by 2.9 nautical miles) also belonged to Thomson and his HUGO BOSS IMOCA 60. It was set in 2017.
I hardly need to remind that Thomson is known primarily for his appearances in round the world race singles Vendee Globe. In 2013, he finished third, 4 years later – the second. Following the race, which starts on November 8, 2020, the British intends to win.
Now for him to build a new “green” HUGO BOSS. The company Oceanvolt design for Thomson motor of new generation, which will be powered exclusively by solar panels: they will set on the deck. The goal of the developers is to provide a boat with energy even in extreme conditions of the southern ocean.