VIDEO: Fine tuning the BOSS
Published on September 16th, 2020
British Sailor Alex Thomson brings us up to speed on the completion of the final service of the HUGO BOSS boat before the Vendée Globe, the installation of the yacht’s new hydrofoils, and the schedule from now until the race start on November 8th.
Video uploaded Sep 16, 2020.
The Vendée Globe is the only sailing race round the world that’s solo, non-stop, and without assistance, and it is all systems go for the 9th edition on November 8, 2020. Beginning in 1989 with 13 entries, the start line on November 8th has 33 skippers set to take off from Les Sables d’Olonne, France.
The development of the IMOCA Class toward foiling will see these boats hurl themselves around the world, teetering on carbon skates through inhospitable regions, chasing the record set in 2016-17 by Armel le Cléac’h of 74:03:35:46.
Source: Vendee Globe