Vendee casualty re-born
Alex Thomson’s Open 60 Hugo Boss has been re-launched following repairs after her disastrous collision before the start of the Vendee Globe. She is back into the water in her home berth in Haslar Marina, after spending the last few months in Endeavour Quay being repaired. She looks in excellent shape having had all structural repairs done, and her hull re-sprayed.
The mast has now been stepped and the boat is being prepped this week for sailing. She will then spend the next few weeks doing sea trials, and will be having the rigging and tuning tweaked to get her back into top condition.
She will be sailing over the next weeks with technicians and sailmakers to ensure she reaches her peak performance.She will then leave during the 2nd week of May for The Mediterranean, where Alex and the team will be present for the Monaco Grand Prix, supporting Hugo Boss and the McLaren team. Alex and our boat captain Ross Daniels will use the delivery trip as training for their double handed challenge in November, The Transat Jacques Vabres.
Alex and Ross have also been putting a great deal of time into their shore-side training, with daily gym and squash workouts.The whole team are now gearing up for the coming 6 months.