2017 Season

2017 Season

The launch of the new IMOCA 60 marked the start of an exciting race calendar for Alex Thomson Racing in 2015. In May 2016 Alex secured a third position onboard his new IMOCA 60 in the New York to Vendée Race. Thomson successfully claimed a 2nd in the Vendée Globe completing the race after 74 days, 19 hours and 35 minutes at sea. Crossing the finish line of the Vendée Globe on his boat HUGO BOSS at 07:37 UTC Friday 20th January 2017, Alex broke his own record of 80 days, becoming the fastest Britain to sail solo around the globe in a monohull. In addition Thomson broke the world 24 hour distance record sailing 536.81 nautical miles in 24 hours just hours before crossing the finish line.

Race Calender

Offshore Races Route Onboard Date Start Time
 Solent – Fastnet Rock – Plymouth  Alex Thomson  6th August 2017  TBC