HUGO BOSS and its local retail partner VF Group of Companies officially announce the participation of skipper Alex Thomson in the upcoming edition of the Rolex Middle Sea Race. The Alex Thomson Racing 60-foot long monohull racing yacht HUGO BOSS Imoca 60 will be sailing out of the Valletta Grand Harbour on 19 October at 11am
The yachtsman Alex Thomson has recently participated in the prestigious and challenging 2012 / 2013 Vendée Globe race, which he completed after 80 days 19 hours 23 minutes and 43 seconds at sea. He came in third – a phenomenal victory, as the race is one of the toughest races in sailing.
HUGO BOSS has been actively sponsoring Alex Thomson Racing since 2003 and is looking back on a decade-long successful partnership in sailing. The boat also acts as a brand ambassador, not only strengthening the perceived association between HUGO BOSS and sailing, but also promoting the company's core brand BOSS and the underlying brand spirit of modernity, elegance and confidence.
As an internationally successful organisation, HUGO BOSS has become synonymous with fashion and lifestyle. Based in Germany, HUGO BOSS today has a presence that extends around the globe. In Malta, BOSS Stores are located in St. Julians and at the Departures Lounge of Malta International Airport.
The yacht’s participation was made official during a breakfast press conference organised by local retail partner VF Group of Companies at the BOSS Store of St Julian’s in the presence of Mr Josef Formosa Gauci, Chief Executive Officer - Malta Tourism Authority, Arch Godwin Zammit, Commodore - Royal Malta Yacht Club and Mr Vincent Farrugia, Chairman – VF Group of Companies.
Ms Michelle Farrugia, Managing Director – VF Group of Companies, commented: It is with great pleasure, that I officially announce that skipper Alex Thomson has accepted our invitation to participate in the 2013 Rolex Middle Sea Race. On behalf of the VF Group of Companies and HUGO BOSS, I look forward to welcoming the Alex Thomson Racing Crew and the HUGO BOSS Imoca 60 yacht to Malta. It is an honour for us and all Maltese sailing enthusiasts to have Alex compete in Malta’s most prestigious sporting event.