Friday, October 17, 2008

Interview: Hugo Boss dismats following a collision

© SAEM Vendée
While sailing two miles off Les Sables d’Olonne, Alex Thomson was hit by a fishing boat, which rammed into the side of Hugo Boss causing her to dismast. The monohull is now moored in the commercial harbour, where an inspection will be carried out…

It was around 2h30 (local time) on Friday morning that Hugo Boss was struck by a fishing boat, leading to the monohull dismasting and causing some major damage to the starboard side. The boat was towed to the commercial harbour in Les Sables d’Olonne, where she is due to be inspected later today.

A press conference will be arranged at Vendée Globe Race HQ at 17h00 (Boulevard de l’Île Vertime – Sables d’Olonne) with Alex Thomson, who will explain what exactly happened and give us more information about the intentions of the Hugo Boss team.