In better times


In Bilbao prior to the start of the Velux 5 Oceans Hugo Boss Boat Captain Simon Clarke showed us around their canting keel system
As reported earlier Alex Thomson's Hugo Boss broke the top of the foil for her canting keel in the early hours this morning. In this video clip, taken in Bilbao before the start of the race, Hugo Boss' Boat Captain Simon Clarke describes how the keel system on board works and we take a good long look through the lid of the water tight box containing the keel at the top of the keel and at how its mechanics work. Click here to see the video. NB: This video is formatted to play in Windows Media Player and is 32.1MB in size - therefore only suitable for those with broadband connections. Mac users can now view WMV files by downloading a suitable add on to Quicktime - we for example use Flip4Mac which works a treat. The only noticable difference is that while the clip will play out while downloading on a PC, on a Mac it must download first.

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