Alex Thomson and his crew today arrived back to their home base of Gosport, England having sailed close to 8,000nm from Cape Town onboard the HUGO BOSS boat.
After departing from Cape Town last month – following his retirement from the Vendée Globe round-the-world yacht race – the skipper and his crew of three spent close to four weeks at sea, delivering the IMOCA racing yacht safely back to port.
The ocean racing team will now undertake a routine service of the yacht on the UK’s south coast before announcing their plans for 2021 and beyond.
“It’s great to be back home. 8,000 miles – I’ve learned an awful lot, as we always do when we go sailing and I’m looking forward to looking back at that data and doing some analysis” said Thomson.
“For me now, I’ll go home and spend some time with my family. HUGO BOSS will come out of the water and go into a service, which shouldn’t take long. No major issues to report, apart from a bit of a tidy up of the repair I’ve done and then we’ll be back in the water very soon.
“I know a lot of you have been asking what’s next for me and the team. Well, there’s a lot to think about. There are a lot of opportunities and I’ll be sitting down with my team over the next few weeks to talk about it. So as soon as I know…you’ll know!”