November 3, 2019
HUGO BOSS has stopped the race
The page of the famous British yachtsman Alex Thomson on Facebook posted a message stating that today at 9.37 London time (12.37 Moscow time), the HUGO BOSS yacht, which at that moment was sailing at a speed of 25 knots, came across an unidentified object.
The blow was strong. Immediately after the incident, Thomson and the second skipper Neil MacDonald stopped the yacht and examined the damage caused to the vessel. It turned out that the keel suffered the most.
Alex and Neil were forced to decide not to continue participating in the Transat Jacques Vabre.
Racers, fortunately, were not injured. The HUGO BOSS coastal team will deliver the yacht to the nearest port.
It remains to add that the race for HUGO BOSS did not work out from the very beginning. Alex and Neil chose an unsuccessful route, and by the time of the collision they were behind the leader – Сharal Jeremy Beiu and Christopher Pratt – by almost 500 miles.
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