Top Bossing

Sailing aerial images of the IMOCA boat Hugo Boss, skipper Alex Thomson (GBR), during training solo for the Vendee Globe 2016, off England, on September 16, 2016 - Photo Cleo Barnham / Hugo Boss / Vendée GlobeImages aériennes de Hugo Boss, skipper Alex

Le Cleac'h then gybed back alongside rival Vincent Riou (PRB) - just two miles apart - and the French duo who train together at the Pole Finistere Course au Large centre are now duelling side y side behind Thomson. On the 2100hrs UTC position report this Saturday evening, nearly one week into the course, Thomson was polled faster over the four hours until the report but was slightly slower on the 30 minute speed gun.
Meantime Tanguy de Lamotte who reported a problem at the masthead of Initiatives Coeur has backed off to seven knots whilst he seeks a solution.


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