Nov 4, 2016
Solo, non-stop, around the world without assistance: the Ocean Masters Vendée Globe is regarded as the world’s toughest sailing challenge. On Sunday, 6 November 2016, the eighth edition of the Vendée Globe will set sail from les Sables d’Olonne, France. After his third place in 2012/2013, distinguished British skipper Alex Thomson will now participate in a Vendée Globe for the fourth time and has perhaps the best chances to date of winning in his new and completely refitted HUGO BOSS. Gleistein Ropes has been the Official Rope Supplier to the Alex Thomson Racing team on board of HUGO BOSS since 2014, delivering the entire running rigging for the beautiful black IMOCA 60. Reliability is key to both completing and winning this formidable race, and not a single rope failure has been recorded to date.
Read the full press release here.
Photo Credit: Alex Thomson Racing/Mark Lloyd