3 races - 3 double handed winners

HUGO BOSS

Skipper
Alex Thomson
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Co-Skipper
Neal McDonald
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  • Architect : VPLP
  • Launch date : 2019
  • Chantier (constructeur) : Carrington Boats
  • Home port : Haslar (GB)
  • Length : 18.28 Metres
  • Beam : 5.4 Metres
  • Sail area downwind : 0 m2
  • Sail area upwind : 0 m2
  • Source of energy production on board : solaire et hydraulique

Room

Sarah Taylor
Sarah@alexthomsonracing.com
+44 758 74 52 390

Philippine LAURAIRE
philippine@plrp.fr
+33(0)6 76 15 84 10

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Skipper

45 years old - Bangor
Marié
Gosport (GB)

Alex Thomson

Alex Thomson is the youngest skipper ever to win a round-the-world yacht race. When he triumphed in the 1998/1999 Clipper Round-the-World Race he set a record which still stands today. Thomson also holds the British solo, unassisted round-the-world monohull record, which he set in 2017 when he finished the gruelling Vendée Globe race – ‘the Everest of sailing’ – in just 74 days, 19 hours, 35 minutes. Having achieved third and second place finishes in the last two editions of the iconic race, Thomson and his team - together with their long-standing sponsor, HUGO BOSS – now have their sights firmly set on becoming the first British team in history to win the race in 2020/2021

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Co-Skipper

56 years old - Brighton, England
Marié, 2 enfants
La Ciotat

Neal McDonald

McDonald holds more than 30years’experience in professional sailing. Aqualified naval architect, McDonald’s decorated racing career has included representing Great Great Britains Included in the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul and becoming both the International world champion and 49er European Champion in 1989.

The Briton has received recognition for his success in a multitude of major race sin the off shore calendar including the Whitbread Round the World, the Sydney to Hobart and The Rolex Fastnet.

McDonald has competed as both Skipper and Watch Leader in no less than seven Volvo Ocean Races with teams including Ericsson, Telefonica and Green Dragon.

After announcing his retirement from Volvo Ocean Race competition in 2012, McDonald went on to serveas Performance Manager for Ocean Race teams ADOR and, most recently, Mafree, who finished the 2018 edition of therace in 2 nd  place.

McDonald now holds the position of Performance Managerat Alex Thomson Racing, working closely with Skipper Alex Thomson and the Performance and Technical teams at the Britiish offshore racing team.

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