Guillermo Altadill and Alex Thomson, the captains of IMOCA 60 HUGO BOSS yacht in the double-handed Transat Jacques Vabre, spark their emergency beacon later this afternoon at 13.25 pm UT. The Spanish Coastguard sent a helicopter to their location, around 82 nautical miles, from the Spanish coast. Both Guillermo and Alex were rescued from the location by helicopter and they are on their way back to the land.
Following the beginning of the race on 25th October, the team asked on 28th October that yacht HUGO BOSS suffered some structural damage, and Guillermo and Alex had hove to at 15:00 to address the troubles. Later in the day, after a repair session, they decided to return to shore to better deal with the situation. (more…)