Alex Thomson expected at around 0700hrs UTC this morning

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

At 0400, the British skipper on Hugo Boss had not yet passed the isle of Yeu to his NE. Hugo Boss is due to finish in second place in the eighth Vendée Globe at around 0700hrs. He will enter the harbour in les Sables d’Olonne at 0800hrs UTC. Tide conditions mean he will be able to enter the harbour until 1300hrs UTC.

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