Alex Thomson Reveals #RoadtoVendee:
With just nine months to go until the Vendée Globe begins, Alex Thomson Racing has unveiled the first in a twelve part series, documenting Thomson’s preparations and progress ahead of the race.
#RoadtoVendee will bring viewers closer than ever before to Thomson, not only as a professional yachtsman but as a brand ambassador, husband, father and loyal team member.
Episode one sets the scene as the Alex Thomson Racing team prepare for the start of the Ocean Masters Vendée Globe. It features a unique insight from the legendary Sir Robin Knox-Johnston and Managing Director of Alex Thomson Racing, Stewart Hosford. In 1969 Sir Robin Knox-Johnston became a hero for being the f…
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Clipper Race: Difficult Days Ahead:
(February 6, 2016; Day 18) – Clipper Round the World Yacht Race teams have been facing blustery conditions more reminiscent of the tough Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race as winds hit 50 knots gusting and high surf speeds are reached on route to Da Nang, Vietnam.
IchorCoal Skipper Darren Ladd, in seventh but racing closely in line with sixth placed Da Nang – Viet Nam, notes: “Continuing under white sails, Andy Murden (circumnavigator) recorded a boat speed of 29.95 knots, beating the boat’s PB by about 6 knots and leaving the rest of us stunned. We were stunned right up to the point where the anemometer read 50 knots. Time to stick in a reef or three and change to the …
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