The team from Alex Thomson Racing have been working around the clock since the collision with a French fishing vessel on Friday (17/10/08). The full technical team from Alex Thomson Racing have been drafted in to help get Alex and Hugo Boss to the start line.
Hugo Boss Skipper Alex Thomson after the incident
Hugo Boss was lifted out of the water into the commercial dock in Les Sables d'Olonne on Saturday and the keel removed. The mast was recovered on Friday evening, the top section was lifted from the sea bed by divers and both sections are now on land. All the sails were recovered and remarkably were undamaged.
We will release further information as soon as it is available.