The boat Alex Thomson had to abandon because of the keel break during the Velux 5 Oceans in 2006 has just been found.
But did you know that in 2015 he dismasted and he was rescued again on his new IMOCA 60? The occasion was the Transat Jacques Vabre. The video below shows the rescue.
But Alex Thomson’s ventures go beyond regattas.
He has literally walked on his IMOCA 60’s mast:
…and on its keel
Straightening test after the boat overturning
The two videos below show the conditions to which these incredible racing boats are voluntarily submitted