Shortly after 8 am this morning, British skippers Alex Thomson and Neal McDonald arrived safe and sound in Cape Verde aboard their Imoca Hugo Boss.
The two skippers, who took part in the Transat Jacques Vabre on the Imoca 60 Hugo Boss, were forced to abandon the race after hitting an OFNI.
The accident, which occurred on the morning of November 3, when the two skippers had already covered a third of the race, forced them to part with their keel and abandon the Transat Jacques Vabre, which was the inaugural race of the new Imoca 60 Hugo Boss.
Alex Thomson and Neal McDonald were greeted this morning by their technical team in Sao Vincente, Cape Verde, where the Imoca was taken care of.
" It was a pretty scary experience for both of us, and we are very happy to have landed safely with the Hugo Boss team. Says Alex Thomson this morning.
" We will now hoist the boat out of the water, to more accurately assess the damage. We will then bring him back to England to repair him, to leave on the water as quickly as possible. This is of course a setback, but our desire to win the Vendée Globe 2020-2021 remains valid, and it is now our main objective for the coming year. "