British sailor Alex Thomson and his co-skipper Neal McDonald have been forced to retire from Transat Jacques Vabre double-handed transatlantic race after a high speed collision with an unidentified object that has severely the keel of their newly launched high-tech IMOCA 60.
The two sailors sustained no major injuries other than
As CEO of the powerhouse sailmaking brand Doyle Sails Kiwi sailor Mike Sanderson gets involved in just about every area of the fast-evolving professional yacht racing world. From the 52 Super Series and Maxi 72s, through the new generation IMOCA 60s, and up to the heady heights of the America's
Although the start of the next edition of the fully-crewed around the world race formerly known as the Volvo Ocean race is still almost three years away there are already plenty of rumours circulating around the professional sailing world about who might be on the start line in Alicante, Spain
Sébastien Josse is out of the 2018 Route du Rhum after fewer than 24 hours of racing since the start of the iconic singlehanded race from St Malo to Guadeloupe.
The French sailor has been forced out of the race after sustaining damage to the port bow of his Ultim maxi-trimaran
Britain’s Alex Thomson may be best known for his stunts but he really wants to win the Vendée Globe. Thomson failed to finish in his first two attempts, but a third and a second in the last two additions has given him hope that he can conquer this solo non-stop race
Ever wondered what is involved in measuring an IMOCA 60 to make sure it is within the strict class rules? This great little video from Alex Thomson Racing follows the recent re-measurement of Hugo Boss – runner up in the last Vendee Globe – ahead of the Route du Rhum