More records broken

Alex Thomson celebrates, photo courtesy of Mark Lloyd Alex Thomson celebrates, photo courtesy of Mark Lloyd

And congratulations also go to British sailor Alex Thompson who finished the Vendée Globe solo round the world race onboard his boat HUGO BOSS despite breaking his starboard foil a few days in.

After finishing in a time of 74 days, 19 hours and 35 minutes, Mr Thomson become the fastest Brit to sail solo around the world matching Dame Ellen MacArthur’s second place finish that she achieved in the 2001 edition of the race. 

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