Visit the famous British yachtsman Alex Thomson in “Facebook” reported about that today at 9.37 am London time (12.37 GMT) yacht HUGO BOSS, which at this point was going at a speed of 25 knots, ran into an unidentified object.
The impact was strong. Immediately after the incident, Thomson and second skipper Neal McDonald stopped the boat and conducted an inspection of the ship caused the damage. It turned out that most affected the keel.
Alex and Neil was forced to make a decision to refuse further participation in the race Transat Jacques Vabre.
Racers, fortunately, was not injured. The coast team HUGO BOSS will ensure the delivery of the yacht to the nearest port.
It remains to add that the race for HUGO BOSS went wrong from the beginning. Alex and Neil chose the wrong route, and by the time of the collision behind leader – Сharal Jeremy Bau and Christopher Pratt – nearly 500 miles.