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A sailracing thoroughbred washes ashore

The Imoca 60 Hug Boss, which was abandoned in the singlehanded 2006-07 Velux 5 Oceans Race, has been found washed up ashore in Patagonia at the southernmost tip of South America.

British skipper Alex Thomson, who had to be rescued from the yacht by competitor Mike Golding, had lost his keel some 1000 miles from Cape Town in the Southern Ocean in November 2006.

With the finding of the yacht, this translates to it traveling nearly 13,000 miles over 10 years across the Southern Ocean.

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