Alex Thomson as well as his co-captain, Spanish sailor Guillermo Altadill, was regenerated off the 60 feet yacht Hugo Boss yesterday around 82 miles off the north coast of Spain. They had explode their emergency EPIRB when what was accounted as a rogue wave capsized the yacht as well as inverted her, flooding Hugo Boss, dismasting her and leaving her disabled.
A helicopter crew from the Spanish Coastguard Salvamento Maritimo, came to the help of the couple, who were taking part in Transat Jacques Vabre race from Le Havre to Itajai in Brazil. In storm force disciplines, the brand new IMOCA 60 yacht had suffered unspecified scathe. While Altadill and Thomson had made primary repairs, they were going for the La Coruña in Spain, where their technical squad was to meet them as well as assess the damage.
When it capsized, they were hove to and making slow advance in thirty knots of wind as well as big seas, and were lucky to have their Mayday call passed on by a Greece bareboat charter. They were nursing their boat and also waiting for the weather to lessen before making fast progress for the La Coruña.
Yesterday, the Hugo Boss yacht was overturned by a wave. Thomson’s shore team reported that Alex and Guillermo managed to close the hatches and also deal with the situation whilst inverted. Alex instantly hit the canting keel push, bringing the yacht back upright. After that, they alerted the rescue services as well as technical team of an emergency situation.