Briton Alex Thomson admits that his main goal was to win starting in November, round-the-world race Vendée Globe singles.
Recall that the Vendée Globe 2012/13, Thompson finished third, and four years later became the second. Now he wants to win. But sir Alex – for a start it is necessary to overcome not less than 2000 nautical miles in the upcoming qualification race Vendée-Arctic-les Sables d’olonne.
This race (all of its length is 3,600 nautical miles), the recall will start on 4 July on the route Les Sables-d’olonne (France) to the North (West of Iceland) up to the Arctic circle, turn South to the Azores Islands, and then return to Les Sables-d’olonne. The time of passing the whole distance – about 10 days.
A minimum of 2,000 miles in Vendée-Arctique must overcome such famous riders like Nicolas Troussel, sébastien Simon, Sebastien Destremau, Didac Costa and Louis Burton.
But the main focus in this race is willing to assume, will still be drawn to Alex Thomson and his Hugo Boss new. Not only because of the advances of the British. But because he is the most “promoted” from all of its competitors.
No wonder the most popular sailing website http://www.sailweb.co.uk accompanied the news about the participation of Thompson in the Vendée-Arctique video about one of his most famous performances. Video for six and a half years, but do not let that bother. Looks at one go!globegoingthompsonvendee