Posts tagged Costa Rica

Dec 11

Costa Rica

9°44'60"N 82°49'52"W


The first European explorer to encounter Costa Rica was the Great Navigator himself, Christopher Columbus. The day was September 18, 1502, and Columbus was making his fourth and final voyage to the New World. As he was setting anchor off shore, a crowd of local Carib Indians paddled out in canoes and greeted his crew warmly. Later, the golden bands that the region’s inhabitants wore in their noses and ears would inspire the Spaniard Gil Gonzalez Davila to name the country Costa Rica, or Rich Coast.

Nov 11

Transat Jacques Vabre 2011 IMOCA 60 Hugo Boss Arrival

Puerto Limon, Costa Rica 9º59’87″N 83º0184″W

At 23h20 GMT on 18th November 2011, British sailor Alex Thomson and his Spanish co-skipper Guillermo Altadill, on-board HUGO BOSS, crossed the finish line of the 2011 Transat Jacques Vabre in 2nd place. Alex’s reaction was one of visible pride at their achievement: ‘I’m ecstatic to have finished the race; it has been a tough 4 years.’

Dec 05

Lauryn Eagle & Hugo Boss

Sydney Harbour, New South Wales, Australia 33º51’27″S 151º14’46″E

Lauryn Eagle, the former Miss Teen Australia and water skiing champion was towed behind Hugo Boss on her water skis for Channel 7.
“It’s the second advantage of having deck spreaders apart from no one parking alongside you in the marina,” says Thomson.