Alex Thomson received a hero’s welcome when he returned to his homeland Gosport after creating a new British Vendee Globe sailing record. The Former Clipper Race skipper is the youngest skipper to claim the Clipper Race.
He brought his Hugo Boss back to the Portsmouth Harbor after a great race at the Vendee Globe nonstop around the world race. He was welcomed back home by hundreds of supporters last Saturday morning despite the weather being snowy.
Alex completed the Vendee Globe on January 20 after sailing for 74 days, 19 hours and 35 minutes. The winner of the Vendee Globe race was Armel Le Clèac’h. Alex finished in the 2nd sport and this is the best showing by any British man in the race. Alex was 16 hours and 31 seconds behind the winner, Armel. (more…)