Alex Thomson arrives home

Following December’s retirement from the Vendée Globe, Alex Thomson and his crew have arrived back at their home base of Gosport, having sailed close to 8,000nm from Cape Town on board HUGO BOSS.

The British skipper and his crew of three spent close to four weeks at sea, delivering the IMOCA racing yacht safely back to port. The team will now undertake a routine service before announcing their plans for 2021 and beyond.

Alex said: “It is great to be back home. 8,000 miles – I have learned an awful lot, as we always do when we go sailing, and I am looking forward to looking back at that data and doing some analysis.”

“For me now, I will go home and spend some time with my family. HUGO BOSS will come out of the water and go into a service, which should not take long. No major issues to report, apart from a bit of a tidy up of the repair I have done and then we will be back in the water very soon.

“I know a lot of you have been asking what is next for me and the team. Well, there is a lot to think about. There are a lot of opportunities and I will be sitting down with my team over the next few weeks to talk about it. So as soon as I know… you will know!”

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