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In Topic: 2015 Sydney to Hobart

25 November 2015 - 02:01 PM

Hey GS you're back!







Looking forward to this race- hate to say it, but with WOXI getting even more turboed, as much as I'd like to see Commanche have the win,  she'll take even more beating than last time round.

In Topic: New Cubed - First Supermaxi Since Speedboat

08 November 2015 - 10:45 AM

I would imagine moving.

There's too much about the boat that would hold it back in light air- really stiff sails, fat arse, twin rudders etc for it to be fully powered up in 6.

In Topic: Transat Jacques Vabre - 2015

02 November 2015 - 10:32 AM

Really pulling for Sodebo- love the approach they took, taking Geronimo and upgrading her.

In Topic: Transat Jacques Vabre - 2015

31 October 2015 - 04:01 PM

Hugo Boss sinking, skippers fine.


From the facebook page:


Update – Emergency Situation

Alex Thomson and Guillermo Altadill, skippers of yacht HUGO BOSS in the Transat Jacques Vabre set off their emergency beacon this afternoon at 13.25UT. The Spanish Coastguard was informed and sent a rescue helicopter to their location 82 nautical miles from the Spanish coast. Both Alex and Guillermo were rescued from the location by helicopter and are on their way back to land.

HUGO BOSS incurred some structural damage earlier this week forcing Alex and Guillermo to stop racing. The Skippers had made a repair and were on route to A Coruna where the technical team were waiting to meet them. After sailing for a period of 36 hours in high seas and strong winds, the structure of the boat deteriorated further and the boat started to take on water and sink. The technical team are in A Coruna, Spain awaiting further information from the coast guard.

Managing Director Stewart Hosford expresses ‘Our first concern is with Alex and Guillermo and when they are safely on the ground we will address the situation with our IMOCA 60 and begin the salvage process. We are grateful for the swift response from the rescue services in this situation.’

In Topic: Transat Jacques Vabre - 2015

31 October 2015 - 02:24 PM

The Open 40 SNBSM is making a pit stop in Madeira due to damaged mast track.


Neither O Canada nor HB have reached Vigo. Seems like an impossible task. Probably both boats have suffered more severe damages than has been reported  

I think sailing upwind isn't going to happen for them until conditions turn a bit more in their favour.


Has there been any report from Hugo Boss on what exactly the damage is?

It worries me a little that they've been so quiet. The other new 60s have been really open with their problems.

Makes me think that there's worse damge afoot than they are letting on.