BOSS x Sailing

  • Step into the world of sailing

    From epic voyages to sharing his incredible stories, sailor Alex Thomson has a packed schedule. Take a look at what Alex has been up to and what’s next for the round-the-world skipper and the HUGO BOSS yacht.

  • HUGO BOSS sailing boat on the Route du RhumHUGO BOSS sailing boat on the Route du Rhum
    November 2018
    Route du Rhum

    For the first time, Alex competed in the 3,542 nautical mile non-stop, single-handed race from France to the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, crossing the line in first place as the fastest boat in the fleet. The HUGO BOSS skipper was awarded third place overall due to a time penalty imposed after a technical problem. "There are a lot of positives to take away from this," Alex concluded.

  • March - April 2019
    Latin America Hospitality Tour

    Alex Thomson and the HUGO BOSS boat will stop in Brazil and Mexico on their final tour before the new yacht is launched this summer. Alex will visit several BOSS stores, and selected guests will get the chance to experience a unique sailing trip with him onboard the boat.

    March: Rio, Brazil

    April: Cozumel, Mexico


Trilogy beyond the ordinary

Challenging the power of wind

Always in search of the next adrenaline rush, Alex Thomson has completed three breathtaking stunts – the Keelwalk, the Mastwalk and the Skywalk – all the while wearing a unique BOSS suit in water-resistant, stretch fabric

All about the Vendée Globe

Known as the Everest of the Seas, the Vendée Globe is one of sailing's greatest challenges. We take a look at some facts and figures, which reveal why many sailors do not even reach the finish line.

Athlete Alex Thomson racing on HUGO BOSS yachtAthlete Alex Thomson racing on HUGO BOSS yacht
HUGO BOSS yacht at Vendee Globe competitionHUGO BOSS yacht at Vendee Globe competition
The HUGO BOSS yacht

A feat of technical design, the HUGO BOSS yacht has taken Alex from battles with the Atlantic waves to a second-place finish in the Vendée Globe. The journey continues. Alex will sail a new and improved HUGO BOSS boat for the 2020 race, and he has victory in his sights.