NÄSTA

alex thompson out of the vendee globe

November 16, 2008 @ 10:36:06   Foto Photos by VINCENT CURUTCHET/ MARK LLOYD/DPPI / VENDEE GLOBE

Hugo Boss Boat

1 AV 4

Alex Thomson has officially retired from the Vendee Globe race today. The damage sustained to his IMOCA Open 60 yacht HUGO BOSS on Monday night is not repairable by next Wednesday’s restart deadline. It is thought the damage was sustained by a collision with a submerged object.
There is a transverse crack that runs through the outer and inner skin of the boat. The crack extends 5 metres to almost the centreline. The unidirectional fibres that make up the outside layer of the boat have peeled off from the start of the crack to the back of the boat. There is also a 10cm x 10cm compression to the hull which has pushed the core in and a deflection inside the hull.


Alex Thomson speaking on news that HUGO BOSS cannot be repaired in time for the restart: “They think that the repairs are going take a matter of weeks not a matter of days, so it means I’m out of the race, that that’s, the end. So four years and this is where we get to, it’s very disappointing. But enough’s enough, we’ve looked at it and if there was a possibility of fixing it we’d fix it. But apparently there isn’t a possibility. “



KOMMENTERA

Security Image

RELATERADE ARTIKLAR

LÄS SENASTE NUMRET

page1

DE FEM MEST LÄSTA

Trimaransegling med Team Francis Joyon

Vi kliver ombord och åker med på Team Francis Joyon och deras Trimaran IDEC.    Vågsegling har vi sett många exempel på tidigare ...

Kanske den första foilande kölbåten

Det verkar aldrig ta slut på foilande båtar och vi ser fler och fler olika var...

Quiz som inte är gjort för landkrabbor

Vi har fått tips om det här quizet från Danmark. De har översatt det...

HAR DU KOLL PÅ KÄNDA KATASTROFER TI...

Har du koll på katastrofer till sjöss? Det kan du ha nytta av i nästa

Äntligen, Dongfeng presenterar sin ...

Äntligen är hon klar; Dongfengs båt inför årets Volvo Ocean Rac...
















































x