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Onboard Update: Day 11

Check in with Alex onboard HUGO BOSS as he celebrates crossing the equator in first place.

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  1. The last Engineer

    The last Engineer

    8 dagen geleden

    All the best Alex, keep sailing.

  2. Team33

    Team33

    13 dagen geleden

    Racing in a jump suit and a T-shirt ! I know it's very intense, but the images give quite the opposite feeling. Keep it up Alex. This is your year. This is your time. All you were training for all these years were the foils. Cheers.

  3. Para 132

    Para 132

    13 dagen geleden

    Full respect and prayers for safety. Now win this. 👍

  4. Boris Herrmann

    Boris Herrmann

    14 dagen geleden

    Keeping an eye on you mate - doing great!

  5. Prof.Dr. Mustafa Uygar Kalaycı

    Prof.Dr. Mustafa Uygar Kalaycı

    15 dagen geleden

    Go Alex

  6. Edward Smail

    Edward Smail

    15 dagen geleden

    These updates are so cool, keep going Alex👍

  7. john bell

    john bell

    15 dagen geleden

    Hi Alex, Great videos and updates, can you spare a moment to explain what is being adjusted. Several times you moved what looks to be a cleat or lock on the line and then winched, what was moving being adjusted? The course or route to choose after the equator looks very complicated good luck with your choices. Whishing you the very best speed.

  8. nicolas Nicolas

    nicolas Nicolas

    15 dagen geleden

    ALEX ALEX ALEX ! GO FAST AND WIND THE RACE I AM WITH YOU THIS YEAR THE VICTORY IS FOR YOU 🤘 SORRY I M FRENCH AND IL DON T SPEAK VERY WELL

  9. Thomas Johansson

    Thomas Johansson

    15 dagen geleden

    Jussi vendee Globe

  10. kevin gardei

    kevin gardei

    15 dagen geleden

    Any place one can see everyone else, and your, place on the globe? A kind of race course. Really interested in how you drive the boat while you sleep, eat. It looks in these vlogs you are constantly moving about with something. Do you just park while you sleep? So many questions don't want to bother you. Do if you could just verbally say a site one can follow this event. Thanks

  11. Shaun McCormack

    Shaun McCormack

    15 dagen geleden

    Alex, please could you run us through your cockpit. Cheers!

  12. OnDasherOnDancer

    OnDasherOnDancer

    15 dagen geleden

    Go Alex! From Arizona with love! 🙌🏼🤗

  13. John Scott

    John Scott

    15 dagen geleden

    Well done on doing so well to be up ahead of the pack and to cross the Equator. All the best.

  14. Ian Scott

    Ian Scott

    15 dagen geleden

    Good luck and keep in front, we need some good news.

  15. kope ducati

    kope ducati

    15 dagen geleden

    “ he wasn t on board” Conspiracy theories next ? 🤣

  16. Shad

    Shad

    15 dagen geleden

    Is it a vidéo from international space station?

  17. Chris Dainty

    Chris Dainty

    15 dagen geleden

    You’re looking so much better, must be eating and sleeping better! Go! ( but don’t break the boat!”

  18. Malintha samaranayake

    Malintha samaranayake

    15 dagen geleden

    I hope you win

  19. Malintha samaranayake

    Malintha samaranayake

    15 dagen geleden

    We love you Alex!!!

  20. Laynet Ludovic

    Laynet Ludovic

    15 dagen geleden

    I am french and your my favorite skipper since 8 years all my thinks are 4 u budy come on Alex go go go 😉

  21. Laynet Ludovic

    Laynet Ludovic

    15 dagen geleden

    Come on Alex the best , you must be the first non french man to win this race ...

  22. nigel hoare

    nigel hoare

    15 dagen geleden

    Great stuff Alex from Portugal! Safe sailing!

  23. Lucy Pemberton

    Lucy Pemberton

    15 dagen geleden

    Keep it up Alex, we're rooting for you here in Cornwall.

  24. Kyle Laxton

    Kyle Laxton

    15 dagen geleden

    Keep it up Alex you got this.🔥🔥

  25. Anki Kamunen

    Anki Kamunen

    15 dagen geleden

    Do you ever go outside? This is like a spaceship, booooring!

  26. Luc Melin

    Luc Melin

    15 dagen geleden

    Your the best !

  27. Steven Liebig

    Steven Liebig

    15 dagen geleden

    We are emotional too, Alex!!! Allez, dear man. Allez!

  28. David Brinkman

    David Brinkman

    15 dagen geleden

    The very large difference in speed and the closing of the gap between the Boss and LinkedOut and Apiva does not make any sense and must raise the question of what is slowing the Boss down? Does he have an issue or could there be contamination on his keel or rudders?

    • Gottenhimfella

      Gottenhimfella

      14 dagen geleden

      Usually when that happens it's because the following boats have been first to be overtaken by stronger winds from aft of the beam. Then they bring those winds up to the leader with them.

  29. Robert Morgan

    Robert Morgan

    15 dagen geleden

    Finding myself constantly checking for updates, great news, and well done on passing the equator 👍

  30. carlo ristori

    carlo ristori

    15 dagen geleden

    Come on Alex! a little bit faster...there are two guys just behind you that are running like wolves..don't let them catch you!!

  31. Marion S

    Marion S

    15 dagen geleden

    Go Alex!

  32. Richard Marshall

    Richard Marshall

    15 dagen geleden

    Alex you a unbelievably amazing athlete , a real inspiration to me😉

  33. Georg Wolf

    Georg Wolf

    15 dagen geleden

    Am I the only one thinking they go to Cape of Good Hope first? This was the route 2016.

  34. Zane Byrne

    Zane Byrne

    15 dagen geleden

    I keep wondering what the mechanism is that you turning there?

    • Gottenhimfella

      Gottenhimfella

      14 dagen geleden

      He's turning the "coffee grinder winch" handles to make the drums of the bigger winches rotate, and in turn control the heavily loaded lines which bring the sails closer to the centreline of the boat.

    • Aykut ALTINOVA

      Aykut ALTINOVA

      15 dagen geleden

      Me too? Can someone here explain us pls

  35. Engué Signal

    Engué Signal

    15 dagen geleden

    c'est ton année Alex ! Goo

  36. korting

    korting

    15 dagen geleden

    AllezAlex!!!

  37. S B

    S B

    15 dagen geleden

    Never seen ihm that emotional! A tough guy!

  38. RHP9898

    RHP9898

    15 dagen geleden

    I wonder what that drain pipe is swinging around to the left side of the screen?

    • RHP9898

      RHP9898

      15 dagen geleden

      @elektrolyte I'd be a bit concerned if it was, it looks like something that he found in the garden shed.

    • elektrolyte

      elektrolyte

      15 dagen geleden

      is that not a link to the tiller??

  39. Kyle Gresham

    Kyle Gresham

    15 dagen geleden

    great update Alex!

  40. Thomas Becker

    Thomas Becker

    15 dagen geleden

    Good Luck.

  41. Oskars Strelnieks

    Oskars Strelnieks

    15 dagen geleden

    Impressive physical and mental performance. Inspiring!

  42. Elmer Burley

    Elmer Burley

    15 dagen geleden

    Great work Alex keep it up stay the course and stay strong and safe God bless, you will be with family soon

  43. GynGeesthacht

    GynGeesthacht

    15 dagen geleden

    Great yachtsman 👍! Hope you win !!!

  44. Franklin Jackson

    Franklin Jackson

    15 dagen geleden

    Fair winds

  45. CARL WILCOX

    CARL WILCOX

    15 dagen geleden

    Really enjoying this race, rooting for you. Keep on your toes, have to keep the competition at bay.

  46. aliensurfa

    aliensurfa

    15 dagen geleden

    Alex, great job! Please tell me, what does that huge winch you are standing at power? Is it the mainsheet?

  47. Joseph OReilly

    Joseph OReilly

    16 dagen geleden

    what is that jammer to your left that you keep adjusting? And what are your grinding while talking? Finally, what's that pole above and to the right of your head? thanks, great to follow you.

    • Gottenhimfella

      Gottenhimfella

      14 dagen geleden

      I'm guessing it's a clam or cam cleat or climber's "ascender", which is a one-way line gripper, tensioned by a stretchy cord, clapped onto the tail of the sheet he's grinding. A crafty form of "poor man's self tailing". It seems to me there's a couple of advantages: firstly it means the sheet does not have to suffer the wear to the cover of passing through the self tailer mechanism, and secondly it's a form of remote control which means he doesn't have to go to the winch drum (which may be at the far end of the cockpit) whenever he wishes to ease that sheet back out.

  48. Thomas Johnson

    Thomas Johnson

    16 dagen geleden

    What’s the temperature inside vs outside? What adjustments are you doing on your left? Thanks!

    • Olivier Rossignol

      Olivier Rossignol

      15 dagen geleden

      Go the Alex Thomson hub website, you have access to all Alex and the boat vitals, quit interesting

  49. Guillaume Petraud

    Guillaume Petraud

    16 dagen geleden

    Great race, great boat, great skipper !

  50. Bruce Slater

    Bruce Slater

    16 dagen geleden

    Great update Alex, what was the control line to your left that you kept adjusting??

    • Gottenhimfella

      Gottenhimfella

      14 dagen geleden

      I'm guessing it's a clam cleat tensioned by a bungy cord, clapped onto the tail of the sheet he's grinding. A crafty form of "poor man's self tailing". It seems to me there's a couple of advantages: firstly it means the sheet does not have to suffer the wear to the cover (and he does not have to overcome the extra friction) of passing through the self tailer mechanism, and secondly it means he doesn't have to go to the winch drum (which may be at the far end of the cockpit) whenever he wishes to ease that sheet back out.

  51. CHECH MUSIC

    CHECH MUSIC

    16 dagen geleden

    didnt know you where here Alex ! next time bring doc please

  52. CHECH MUSIC

    CHECH MUSIC

    16 dagen geleden

    firm hand shake ! 360 minimum

  53. Jonah Cramer

    Jonah Cramer

    16 dagen geleden

    Its awesome! Go Boss!

  54. Mr Positive TPR

    Mr Positive TPR

    16 dagen geleden

    Congrats!!! Let’s go Alex. You’ve got this!!

  55. Maurice Rignault

    Maurice Rignault

    16 dagen geleden

    Tu est dans un gym Alex 😉

  56. Łukasz Iwan

    Łukasz Iwan

    16 dagen geleden

    #AllezAlex you are fantastic !!! Go for win, it's tour Time. Time of Alex in Vende Globe ⛵🤩👍

  57. Subaru Valit

    Subaru Valit

    16 dagen geleden

    #goAlex

  58. Nicholas Ruscica

    Nicholas Ruscica

    16 dagen geleden

    Good luck Alex! Rooting for you from Canada

  59. John keating

    John keating

    16 dagen geleden

    As someone who knows nothing about yachts or racing boats I am completely enthralled and in awe of your efforts, keep on keeping on ! and stay safe

  60. Rupert Galliers-Pratt

    Rupert Galliers-Pratt

    16 dagen geleden

    Another great video. Good luck

  61. Halcyon Yachts - International Yacht Delivery

    Halcyon Yachts - International Yacht Delivery

    16 dagen geleden

    Go Alex! Great to be leading the fleet.

  62. Jérémy T

    Jérémy T

    16 dagen geleden

    He seems so happy!

  63. Christian Harris

    Christian Harris

    16 dagen geleden

    Amazing achievement to be in first position after 4k nm. Good luck Alex. Go for it! #ftw

  64. Ashley Brydges

    Ashley Brydges

    16 dagen geleden

    Keep it going Alex. Your Family is with you. Safe passage to Cape Horn Thousands watching you.

  65. jam1971 M

    jam1971 M

    16 dagen geleden

    Youre a class act Alex

  66. Matthew Moser

    Matthew Moser

    16 dagen geleden

    oh yeah i love the pip boy by the way

  67. Matthew Moser

    Matthew Moser

    16 dagen geleden

    Hit it Alex you got this so fair fast winds and flat following seas!

  68. frieswithmayo

    frieswithmayo

    16 dagen geleden

    Great stuff as always. Keep going, Alex !

  69. Beaudism

    Beaudism

    16 dagen geleden

    What is that hand bicycle looking thing you've got there?

    • Gottenhimfella

      Gottenhimfella

      14 dagen geleden

      They're "coffee grinder winch" handles to make the drums of the bigger winches rotate, and in turn control the heavily loaded lines which bring the sails closer to the centreline of the boat.

  70. David Levy

    David Levy

    16 dagen geleden

    Awesome work! Great race! On top of that you are a class act with great respect towards other racers. Thumbs up, keep rocking!

  71. liebestraume75

    liebestraume75

    16 dagen geleden

    “We’re going to do our very best to make the public feel like they’re onboard HUGO BOSS with me. I’m looking forward to entertaining everyone!” La promesse était belle, mais l'immersion, ce n'est pas seulement des battements de coeur et une hauteur de vagues sur un écran. Comparé à 2016, il n'y a aucune immersion et c'est un vraie déception pour moi qui suis totalement fan et souhaite sa victoire. Allez, des vidéos d'extérieur, des manoeuvres, des vagues, de l'air frais ! Il est temps ! On étouffe dans ce cockpit noir et la caméra du mat n'apporte pas grand chose.....

    • liebestraume75

      liebestraume75

      16 dagen geleden

      Allez Alex, mets ta go pro, va prendre l'air, fais nous profiter un peu, prends exemple sur Pip Hare qui nous fait rêver avec pas grand chose. DE L'IMMERSION !

  72. Peter Grundy

    Peter Grundy

    16 dagen geleden

    Going well Alex keep it up

  73. Luke Free fall

    Luke Free fall

    16 dagen geleden

    You should easy win with the finance backing you have. Its not a fair race

  74. George Robbins

    George Robbins

    16 dagen geleden

    @Alex Thompson Racing what is the line that he keep adjusting in the video?

  75. Max Collis-Smith

    Max Collis-Smith

    16 dagen geleden

    Come on!!!!

  76. Mark Pedler

    Mark Pedler

    16 dagen geleden

    Fantastic effort so far Alex. Third in 2012, second in 2016, this your year! Fair winds and following seas.

  77. Simone Beck

    Simone Beck

    16 dagen geleden

    Congratulations on being the first to cross the equator.. ! I check the hub several times a day, join in the excitement and try to give my best in the virtual regatta :-) all the best, I keep my fingers crossed for a good way around cape of good hope :-)

  78. paul wellard

    paul wellard

    16 dagen geleden

    why is interior black? great to get real up dates. keep on flying.

    • Gottenhimfella

      Gottenhimfella

      14 dagen geleden

      Paint is quite heavy

    • René van Quekelberghe

      René van Quekelberghe

      15 dagen geleden

      To save weight

  79. Max Jean Tallet

    Max Jean Tallet

    16 dagen geleden

    Mega top 💪💪💪 go go go

  80. T

    T

    16 dagen geleden

    Go Alex Go! ✈️✈️✈️

  81. Wolfie Smiff

    Wolfie Smiff

    16 dagen geleden

    C’mon Alex you can do it. Are you able to be more conservative now you have established a reasonable lead?

  82. Dazzy Duck

    Dazzy Duck

    16 dagen geleden

    👍

  83. Simon Hillier

    Simon Hillier

    16 dagen geleden

    Fantastic Alex, keep pushing, take good care of yourself and keep your yacht in one piece. Really great following your progress, such an amazing feat for all you sailors taking part in the hardest of human endeavours. Inspirational for my two young girls to see, the eldest (Maisie, almost 7) is struggling to comprehend the enormity of the challenge, so good for young kids to look up to such fantastic role models. Best regards 👍

  84. SBK_JymicK

    SBK_JymicK

    16 dagen geleden

    Thank you so much Alex !

  85. Jonathan Bernbaum

    Jonathan Bernbaum

    16 dagen geleden

    you the man Alex!

  86. Bruno Wiebelt

    Bruno Wiebelt

    16 dagen geleden

    nice that you are honest and show us your feelings tooo....great sailer and man

  87. aeronautekBC

    aeronautekBC

    16 dagen geleden

    Looks like an inter stellar space ship inside! Aloha from Oahu, Hawaii Alex!

  88. Fabien H

    Fabien H

    16 dagen geleden

    Keep that boat in one piece, champion. This one shall be yours

  89. Vykintas Simutis

    Vykintas Simutis

    16 dagen geleden

    Love updates could be longer :))

  90. Peter Ridley

    Peter Ridley

    16 dagen geleden

    Great job Alex you can do it it this year COME ON!.

  91. Robert W.

    Robert W.

    16 dagen geleden

    Just watched this and really don’t understand what’s going on! Could someone please explain how he is controlling the ship from inside and, above all, why? I have only just started following Alex and have to admit, I’m somewhat nonplussed🤔

    • Glenn Arradon

      Glenn Arradon

      16 dagen geleden

      Unfortunately, hB team must have decided all videos would be from that vantage point. Seemingly high-tech but not so interesting. The reality is different. sail changes, deck checks, etc, relax Alex.. open up.

    • Bro Yout

      Bro Yout

      16 dagen geleden

      Look up the videos on his channel about the design of the new Hugo Boss. The enclosed cockpit is a new feature. I think he does have to venture outside for some things, but it was designed that most could be done from the enclosed cockpit.

    • Fin Murden-Simpson

      Fin Murden-Simpson

      16 dagen geleden

      All of the sheets (ropes to control the sails) go into the cockpit (enclosed for aerodynamics) that’s the most basic explanations can give

  92. Andy UK - SY Corrival - Rival 32

    Andy UK - SY Corrival - Rival 32

    16 dagen geleden

    Fabulous Alex, keep it up. If you can would you give a run down of some of the controls you uses during the video. The line to your left you adjusted and you are using the coffee grinder, can you say what you are adjusting and why for us sailors. Also be great to see your speed but that might be a trade secret... Stay safe. Andy UK

    • Glenn Arradon

      Glenn Arradon

      16 dagen geleden

      Haha

  93. BDJ M

    BDJ M

    16 dagen geleden

    Nice job Alex, great to see you out in front and across the Equator !!

  94. bas oui

    bas oui

    16 dagen geleden

    I am french ,what? 😀😎🤣 Do you speak french 😀😀😀😀

  95. Milu Socal

    Milu Socal

    16 dagen geleden

    Go Alex! 👍🏻🍻

  96. Five Linus 4

    Five Linus 4

    16 dagen geleden

    Coolest guy on earth right now

  97. Michael Polkabla

    Michael Polkabla

    16 dagen geleden

    Way to go Alex... Keep up the great work and fight for each step forward towards the finish. We are pulling for you and all the competitors (and teams) for a safe adventure and journey!!! ...Cheers Mate!

  98. Simon Puxley

    Simon Puxley

    16 dagen geleden

    Awesome work Alex!!!!

  99. Douglas Maxwell

    Douglas Maxwell

    16 dagen geleden

    Alex must save so much physical and physiological energy by being inside a dry cockpit.

    • Gottenhimfella

      Gottenhimfella

      14 dagen geleden

      @Wouter Heeremans So can teenagers. But do they? :-)

    • Wouter Heeremans

      Wouter Heeremans

      15 dagen geleden

      @Andrew Reid Thomas He can go out whenever he wants to

    • Andrew Reid Thomas

      Andrew Reid Thomas

      15 dagen geleden

      Your definitely right but I was also thinking how the lack of sun and being outside might have the opposite effect, being in a black cave all the time?

    • Stevie Bee

      Stevie Bee

      15 dagen geleden

      I think physical energy and physiological energy are the same thing.

  100. Jack k70

    Jack k70

    16 dagen geleden

    G day Alex Great comment about Je’re’mie Beyou looking over you shoulder 👍 for anyone to have to turn back such disappointment 👎 Fabrice Amedeo as well, Awesome to see them both back in the race 💪💪 stay safe to you and Hugo cheers

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