Nokia joins forces with Alex Thomson Racing

The HugoBoss IMOCA Open 60 race yacht skippered by Alex Thomson during the start of the 2017 Rolex Fastnet Race. Picture: Lloyd Images
The HugoBoss IMOCA Open 60 race yacht skippered by Alex Thomson during the start of the 2017 Rolex Fastnet Race. Picture: Lloyd Images

A GOSPORT based sailing team has announced a new partnership with Nokia.

Alex Thomson Racing has teamed up with the firm in a partnership that will last until 2021, which will see Nokia Bell Labs join forces with skipper Alex Thomson and his team, as he looks to become the first British sailor ever to win the iconic Vendée Globe race.

Nokia chief technology officer and Bell Labs president, Marcus Weldon, said: ‘We are delighted to be working with Alex Thomson Racing to push the limits of what is possible, and pioneer breakthroughs in the seamless integration of human talent and technological performance, in extremely harsh and often remote environments, in a race against time.

‘Alex Thomson Racing represents an important microcosm of the mission critical focus of Nokia.’