Oct 23, 2015

Alex Thomson Racing ready for Transat Jacques Vabre with Gleistein on board of HUGO BOSS

Transatlantic test for the new IMOCA 60 yacht

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.