The Vendee Globe sailing race is a sporting event where Nokia logo fits perfectly. Nokia was always sponsoring extreme sports, and VendeeGlobe is as extreme as it gets. But, besides pushing the limits, Nokia is still dedicated to connecting people or creating a technology that connects us, so it is understandable that Alex Thompson’s Hugo Boss sail racer is full of Nokia tech. To be more accurate, it is Bell Labs tech that will be responsible for mission-critical networks and + explore onboard & shore-based solutions to boost Alex Thompson’s team performance.
I don’t know if you are that much into sailing, but check out the latest version of Hugo Boss sail racer that just got revealed. This boat looks even better than the last year version, with a futuristic design, great hull lines decorated with pink elements. Well, it did cost more than £5 million, and it will take Alex Thompson around the world and hopefully get the Brit a Vendee Globe trophy in 2020. There will be more than 30 teams running after the trophy, but with Nokia’s tech inside, everything will be easier for the Hugo Boss and Alex Thompson. It will be interesting to hear details about the Nokia tech inside and how it is helping the team. There is still one year to get this boat ready before the unique race starts, and for now everything is working well. Chek the official video announcement.
Also, check Alex Thompson Racing Twitter account to see all the preparation stages for the racer.