Thomson Rounds Cape Horn on Christmas Day

British Skipper Alex Thomson has rounded Cape Horn, an infamous milestone in the Vendee Globe, the solo, non-stop, around the world race. Thomson reached Cape Horn today at 11:42 UTC, arriving at the southern tip of Chile in 48d 23hrs 40mins, 1d 23hrs 8mins behind leader Armel le Cleac’h. Thomson’s time to Cape Horn beats the previous record set by Francois Garbart in the 2012-2013 edition by 3d 6hrs 10mins. This is the first time in the race’s history that Read More

Thomson locked in battle for first place as he passes the halfway mark in the Vendee Globe

British sailor, Alex Thomson, today reached the half way point in the solo, unassisted, non-stop Vendée Globe race. Thomson, who has been locked in battle with Frenchman Armel Le Cléac'h since the race began on November 6th, was sitting in second place as he passed the half way mark - the tip of New Zealand’s south island. It is set to be a physical weekend for the leading duo as they will be met by strong winds and heavy seas as they cross the Tasman Sea. Read More

Thomson passes Cape Leeuwin in the Vendée Globe.

British Skipper, Alex Thomson, has reached the Cape Leeuwin off Australia in a time of 29d 01hrs 28mins  in the Vendee Globe. The second of the three great Capes, Thomson has now completed 45% of the solo, non-stop round the world race, with 13,500 miles to the finish. The next milestone is the infamous Cape Horn, where Thomson will turn the bow north again, and point HUGO BOSS towards the finish port of Les Sables d’Olonne, France. Both Thomson and French rival Read More

Back in front

Thursday 1st December - Today at 14:00 UTC Alex Thomson has regained his lead in the solo, non-stop, around the world race the Vendee Globe.   For the majority of the race Thomson has been leading the fleet, however, after an incident with his starboard foil hitting a UFO on the 21st November, Thomson moved into second place due to his damaged foil when sailing on port tack.   The leading pair passed the north of the Kerguelen Islands, a Read More

Thomson closes in on first place in The Vendée Globe Race.

British Skipper, Alex Thomson, is on track to re-claim his lead in The Vendée Globe Race. Over the past 24 hours Thomson has gained 22.2nm cutting Armel Le Cléach’h’s lead on board Banque Populaire VIII from 29.9nm to 7.7nm. For the vast duration of the race so far, Thomson had been leading the fleet; however a week ago he sustained damage to his yacht, HUGO BOSS, after a collision with an unidentified floating object whilst in the Southern Atlantic. This Read More