Oct 10, 2019

Transat Jacques Vabre countdown is on for Alex Thomson Racing team on board of HUGO BOSS

Double-handed transatlantic race starts 27 October

The 14th edition of the prestigious Transat Jacques Vabre transatlantic race will set off on Sunday, 27 October 2019. Known as the “Route du Café”, it is regarded as being the world’s longest and toughest two-handed transatlantic race. In 2019, it will set off from Le Havre, France, and finish some 4,350 nautical miles later in Salvador de Bahia, Brazil. A total of 60 boats will head to the starting line, half of which entering in the IMOCA 60 class.

Among the hottest favourites to win the race is the new HUGO BOSS from the Alex Thomson Racing team on which skipper Alex Thomson is joined by fellow British veteran sailor Neal McDonald. The race represents the first race for the new state-of-the-art boat, which only hit the water in August, and is also a major test under real race condition in the lead-up to the iconic Vendée Globe race, which Thomson firmly has his sights on winning in the 2020/21 edition. 

All rigging on board the new HUGO BOSS has been provided by Gleistein Rope: The Official Rope Supplier to the Alex Thomson Racing Team on board of HUGO BOSS.

For now, we wish Alex and his team all the best of luck in the final preparations for what is certain to be an exciting race traversing the Atlantic.