23 March 2022 - 12:07 • 580 views

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Swiss Vendée Globe Alan Roura has unveiled his principal sponsor as the Swiss watchmaker Hublot who will support him for the next three seasons including the Vendée Globe 2024. Roura now has one of the most potent IMOCAs in the fleet, the former Hugo Boss developed by Alex Thomson for the 2020-2021 edition. Roura who was the youngest skipper in history to start and finish the Vendée Globe when he finished in 12th place on the 2016-2017 edition when he was just aged 23 went on to finish in 17th place in 2020-2021.

For Hublot, this is not their first link with the Vendée Globe. In 2004-2005, the Swiss manufacturer awarded the Palme de l'Emotion and three numbered 'Vendée Globe' chronograph watches to Vincent Riou Jean le Cam and Mike Golding, who comprised the 2004-5 podium.