Sunday, November 2, 2008

Hugo Boss back in the water...

© SEM Vendée
At 7.30am this morning, Alex Thomson's yacht was lifted back into the water. The team are now finalising repairs and fittings, ready to start sea trials this afternoon. Alex will spend the next 3 days testing the boat with the hope to make it to the Vendée start line.

“I have had so much help from the sailing community, specialists, local suppliers, other Open 60 teams, Team Origin and the local community here in les Sables d’Olonne. It is fantastic that the boat is back in the water. But we have a few more stages to go yet with the repair and testing - my focus and drive are to make it to the Vendée start line. I couldn’t have got here without the support from everyone around me, and I will be forever grateful.”
Alex Thomson, HUGO BOSS Skipper -