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THE ROAD TO THE

VENDÉE GLOBE

In November 2016, the HUGO BOSS yacht, skippered by Alex Thomson, will begin a round-the-world voyage that will touch the very limits of endurance. In his unique black boat, designed by Konstantin Grcic, Alex will round three Capes in a months-long odyssey, attempting to improve upon his third-place position in 2012-13.

A UNIQUE
CHALLENGE

Sail of the HUGO BOSS yacht Sail of the HUGO BOSS yacht
Alex Thomson wearing a black sailing jacket by BOSS Alex Thomson wearing a black sailing jacket by BOSS
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The Everest of the seas

Icy conditions, towering waves and roaring winds – the Vendée Globe around-the-world yacht race is one of the toughest endurance tests imaginable.

A ferocious challenge

Two sailing experts reveal the death-defying risks Alex Thomson will take as he tackles this unique round-the-world race in a yacht just 2.75mm thick.

ANYTHING CAN
HAPPEN

Challenge accepted

Back in 2012, Alex Thomson claimed an emotional third place in the Vendée Globe following a gruelling finish to the race which included winds of up to 50 knots. See Alex's family, friends and team welcome him home following almost three months alone at sea.

PREPARING FOR
THE ULTIMATE
CHALLENGE

Alex Thomson wakeboarding wearing a black suit by BOSS Alex Thomson wakeboarding wearing a black suit by BOSS
Alex Thomson wearing a black sailing jacket by BOSS Alex Thomson wearing a black sailing jacket by BOSS
An interview with Alex Thomson

This November, Alex Thomson will set off with his HUGO BOSS yacht to compete in one of the world’s toughest sporting challenges: the Vendée Globe.