Raymarine, a brand of FLIR Systems, has today announced its support as an Official Supplier to Alex Thomson Racing. The deal both demonstrates Raymarine’s deep commitment to UK sailing and consolidates its position as a premier choice for international racing campaigns.
Alex Thomson Racing has one clear aim: to be the first non-French team to win the round-the-world Vendée Globe race, to be held in 2020-2021. To be the best, they need the best, and their choice of Raymarine equipment for collision avoidance and digital switching is a ringing endorsement of Raymarine’s market-leading technology.
Scheduled for official launch in London on 19th September, ahead of the Transat Jacques Vabre in October, the innovative new IMOCA 60 yacht ‘HUGO BOSS’ first took to the water on 4th August. Designed by Alex Thomson Racing’s technical team together with the hugely successful naval architects VPLP, and built by Carrington Boats Ltd in Hythe, Hampshire, the new yacht brings together cutting-edge technology and performance in her design, construction and equipment.
Raymarine’s state-of-the-art Quantum Doppler radar is the perfect partner to support Alex Thomson Racing. Identifying marine traffic is crucial for skipper Alex Thomson when he races. Offering unrivalled range and resolution teamed with light weight and low power consumption, Raymarine’s Quantum Doppler radar is able to continuously work in the background as Alex competes.
Alex Thomson Racing’s new IMOCA race boat will also be fitted with a full Raymarine digital switching system. Both this and the Quantum Doppler radar are driven through Raymarine’s award-winning Axiom® multi-function displays.