Oct 23, 2015
This Sunday, 25 October 2015, sees the beginning of the Transat Jacques Vabre transatlantic race starting in Le Havre, France, and finishing around 3 weeks and some 5,400 nautical miles later in Itajai, south of Rio de Janeiro. It will be the first chance to put the new HUGO BOSS – which is completely rigged with lines from Gleistein Ropes – to the test, under race conditions. The boat is around 5% lighter than its predecessor and it will be competing against 19 other yachts in its IMOCA class. Joining Alex Thomson will be co-skipper Guillermo Altadill. The duo previously teamed up for the race four years ago and finished in second position. We want to wish the team the very best of luck – and will keep you up to date on the team’s performance on the Gleistein Ropes facebook page.