Sail Survive Succeed - Alex Thomson out to win Vendée Globe

Sail Survive Succeed - Alex Thomson out to win Vendée Globe

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Alex Thomson, onboard Hugo Boss to win Vendée Globe | Raymarine by FLIR

On Sunday 6th November, Alex Thomson commenced his challenge to become the first British skipper to win the Vendée Globe onboard Hugo Boss. The Vendée Globe is a round-the-world single-handed yacht race, sailed non-stop and without assistance. The race is a serious test of individual endurance, and is regarded by many as the ultimate in ocean racing. More people have been into outer space than competed in the Vendée Globe.

Alex will be competing in his brand new IMOCA 60 racing yacht. The yacht has been built entirely of carbon-fibre using similar technologies to Formula 1 and has taken 40,000 man hours to build. This new generation of IMOCA 60 will feature ‘lifting foils’ which will allow Alex to break all previous speed and record boundaries.

Alex will also have the latest Raymarine technology onboard, including our Multifunction Displays with LightHouse II software and Quantum Radar. Alex and his team chose the Quantum Radar due to its lightweight design, low power consumption and use of solid state pulse compression technology. This technology coupled with our unique situational awareness features on our LightHouse II MFD software will undoubtedly improve Alex’s situational awareness and give him a competitive edge over his rivals.

Make sure you get behind Alex and the Hugo Boss team and follow his journey at