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Vendée Globe: Rudder damage on Hugo Boss

by Vendée Globe 27 Nov 2020 15:56 PST 27 November 2020
Hugo Boss in the Vendée Globe © Alex Thomson Racing

Alex Thomson Racing have issued an alert describing rudder damage to Hugo Boss which is reported to have occurred around 1900hrs UTC this Friday evening. Alex Thomson is racing in 12th position and was doing around 10kts in an easterly direction on the 21hrs TU position report.

Team Statement

At approximately 19:00 UTC this evening Alex Thomson notified his technical team on shore of damage to the starboard rudder of his Hugo Boss IMOCA60. The team immediately advised Thomson to disconnect the rudder to regain steerage. He now has control of Hugo Boss with one rudder, and is safe and in no danger onboard. The team is working to assess the extent of the damage. A further update will be released on Saturday 28th November.

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