I must disappoint fans of the British yachtsman Alex Thomson: he did not become the winner of the transatlantic race Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe in Imoca 60 division.
Sensation it did not become. Moreover, after a jury downgraded the result of Thomson for 24 hours and fined him for the use of the engine, it was clear that the Briton will pass. Too close were the pursuers.
It just happened. The final result of Thomson (with add on fines) – 12 days, 23 hours, 10 minutes and 58 seconds. Have until recently lagged behind his rivals after the decision of the jury time better. Paul Meilhat (he’s the one drinking champagne in the picture) to SMA completed the distance in 12 days, 11 hours, 23 minutes and 18 seconds. Figure Yanna Lie on UCAR-Saint Michel – the 12 days 13 hours 38 minutes and 30 seconds.
Thomson, incidentally, admitted that he himself is to blame. Moreover, she said that didn’t deserve the victory. “What I did was unforgivable. In fact, I myself was disqualified,” said Alex.
As you know, racers in regattas such little sleep, it’s in the rules of the game. According to Thomson, the conventional sound – the alarm clock was supposed to Wake him up in 20 minutes. But there were also special wrist watch with a Taser. Which was to work in 25 minutes.
One problem: Thompson forgot this watch to be recharged.
And his HUGO BOSS bumped into rocks…