Alex Thomson and Andrew Cape are claiming a new record of 499 miles a day in Hugo Boss

Bravo to Alex Thomson and Andrew Cape, who are claiming a new speed record for Open 60s, a hair-raising 499.22 miles in the new Hugo Boss, which they set in the two-handed Barcelona World Race.

If the mileage is ratified, it will beat Alex’s own record in the old Hugo by 31 miles.

You can work out the average speed statistically, but they’ll probably have been sitting on 25 knots plus a lot of that time. And it’s also interesting that there is a bit of a ‘but’ to this new record, one that Alex seems only too well aware of.

Read more about this on Elaine Bunting’s blog