Gallery The Hub / Gallery Onboard Understand what life onboard the IMOCA 60 racing boat is like for round-the-world sailor Alex Thomson, as he battles unpredictable winds and ferocious waters. Sailing View spectacular on-water images of the new HUGO BOSS boat, a purpose-built IMOCA 60 carbon fibre yacht, weighing 7.6 tonnes and featuring state-of-the-art hydrofoils. Build Completion (August 2019) Relive the moment when the new HUGO BOSS boat emerged from the shed and hit the water for the very first time, after more than two years in design and build. Launch (September 2019) Go behind the scenes at the official launch of HUGO BOSS on The River Thames in London. Transat Jacques Vabre (October 2019) Take to the water for the start of the Transat Jacques Vabre: Normandie Le Havre, Thomson’s debut race onboard the new HUGO BOSS Repair Completion (March 2020) Join the Alex Thomson Racing team as they complete the repair work to HUGO BOSS – following the collision during the Transat Jacques Vabre – bringing the boat out of the shed and back onto the water. Return to Water (May 2020) Hover over Haslar Marina as the sun rises and the team prepares to go sailing once again on the mighty HUGO BOSS. Departure for Les Sables-d’Olonne (October 2020) Follow the HUGO BOSS yacht as Alex and the crew depart from the UK and head for France, ready for the Vendée Globe 2020. Vendée Globe Race Start (November 2020) Relive the moment that Alex Thomson took to the starting line onboard the HUGO BOSS boat to begin his fifth Vendée Globe round-the-world yacht race.