Alex Thomson, knight of the French order

Yesterday, the famous British yachtsman Alex Thomson was awarded the French order “For merit”. The ceremony was held at the French Embassy in the United Kingdom. Presenting the award, French Ambassador Jean-Pierre Joye stressed that the award recognizes the contribution of “Grand champion Thomson” in the popularization of the sails – and sports in General. 45-year-old Briton, for his part, said that the brightest moments of his life connected with France and with the French, the passionate love which the Read more

Alex Thomson won 3rd place in tier IMOCA in Route du Rhum

Jury Route du Rhum has decided to fine the Briton Alex Thomson (Alex Thomson) for use of the motor for 24 hours in accordance with the rules of the race. The leader of the IMOCA echelon on the evening of 16 November, slammed into rocks on the North from Guadeloupe just 50 nautical miles from the finish and turned on the engine to lift the boat off the rocks. Wristwatch that was designed had to hit the owner of a Read more

Alex Thomson has hit a rock during the Route du Rhum

Around 01:45 UTC in the night from 15 to 16 November, the British skipper Alex Thomson (Alex Thomson) came down on the reef about 50 nautical miles from the finish of the race Route du Rhum to the North of Guadeloupe. The yachtsman was not injured, what can be said about his IMOCA Hugo BOSS. Crash-box, mounted in the bow, worked, softened the blow, but the boat in this area now receives water. Fortunately, so far, it is holding back Read more

New record Alex Thomson

British skipper Alex Thomson (Alex Thomson) and his team of four people officially broke the world distance record of daily transition for 18.3-meter (60-foot) monohull yachts. The achievement recorded by the Board in speed records of the International sailing Federation. Racing on Board HUGO BOSS IMOCA 60 team successfully passed 539,7 nautical miles. It happened July 19-20, during a transatlantic crossing from new York to the UK. The yacht was going at an average speed 22,49 site. It is noteworthy Read more

A new record Thomson

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 Read more

Alex Thomson will go to the Vendee Globe in a “solar” IMOCA 60

British yachtsman Alex Thomson (Alex Thomson) announced the beginning of the development together with Oceanvolt new “green” Hugo Boss IMOCA 60 racing in the circumnavigation of single Vendée Globe in 2020-2021 years. Thomson intends not just to participate in the regatta on the boat on solar energy and win it. The statement was published on the official website of the athlete. It is planned that the new motor yacht will be powered only by solar panels that install on the Read more