Alex receives the Chichester Award

On Monday night Alex was presented with the Chichester Award at the Royal Yacht Squadron in Cowes. Presented by The Princess Royal, this prestigious award was given to Alex in recognition of his offshore sailing achievements. First awarded to Sir Francis Chichester in 1967 for single-handedly circumnavigating the globe in Gipsy Moth IV.  To date, the trophy has only be awarded sixteen times. Other past recipients include Sir Robin Knox-Johnston & Dame Read More

Alex Thomson Racing announce Nin O’Leary as co-skipper for Fastnet Race

British skipper Alex Thomson will compete in the Fastnet Race with Irish sailor Nin O’Leary which starts on Sunday 6th August. Thomson, who finished second in the Vendee Globe earlier this year stated ‘I am looking forward to taking part in the Fastnet again and to have Nin as my co-skipper. It is great to be able to support the new generation of offshore sailors.’ O’Leary, a young, talent in offshore sailing has been training with the Alex Thomson Racing team Read More

Alex Thomson Racing sets the benchmark for delivering value as one of the world’s leading sailing teams.

Alex Thomson Racing announce the results of an incredibly successful four year campaign as they look to the future, with the team’s sights set firmly on winning the Vendée Globe in 2020. The team have delivered over €200 million in sponsorship return since 2014 and have set a new benchmark for delivering value within the sport of sailing.  Setting a benchmark of 12 times return on investment, Alex Thomson Racing have over the past 14 years, built a platform Read More


#Skywalk Alex Thomson Racing have won Gold for the Skywalk Campaign in the sport category at last night’s inaugural London Brand Film Festival awards. The campaigned, released in 2016 was the third in the trilogy of British sailor Alex Thomson’s stunts and reached a huge online audience. The death defying stunt saw Thomson kitesurf over the top of his IMOCA open 60 boat, HUGO BOSS, reaching a height equivalent to a 25 story building and landing his kiteboard Read More

Join Alex Thomson for a Parade of Sail through the Solent as he returns to his home base in Portsmouth Harbour

Alex Thomson will be returning home to Gosport on board his racing yacht HUGO BOSS on Saturday 11th February. A parade of sail and celebratory event will be held in Alex's hometown of Gosport this weekend to celebrate the solo skipper's incredible race and podium finish in the prestigious Vendee Globe, a solo, non-stop, race around the world . The Parade of Sail will commence in the Solent close to Spitbank Fort at 10:15. Alex will then sail into Portsmouth Read More

British sailor Alex Thomson defies the odds to finish second in the Vendée Globe, smashing the British record in the process

After 74 days, 19 hours and 35 minutes at sea, British sailor Alex Thomson reached the finish line of the Vendée Globe on his boat HUGO BOSS at 7:37 UTC Friday 20th January 2017, and in doing so broke his own British record of 80 days for the fastest solo circumnavigation of the globe in a monohull. As well as becoming the fastest Brit to ever sail solo around the world, Thomson has matched Dame Ellen MacArthur’s second place finish which she achieved back in Read More

Vendée Globe Race Update: Wednesday 18th January

With just 390 nautical miles left to the finish port of Les Sable d’Olonne and less than two days until the leading duo are expected to complete the solo, non-stop, around the world race, the Vendee Globe, British sailor Alex Thomson is in second place with just 40 nautical miles behind French rival Armel Le Cléac’h. With 98% of the race complete, Thomson is racing towards the finish against his French rival in the battle for first place, sailing at a speed Read More

Vendée Globe Race Update: Tuesday 17th January

With just 587 nautical miles of the Vendee Globe left and just 3 days until the leading duo are expected back in Les Sable d'Olonne, British sailor Alex Thomson is in second place with just 72 nautical miles behind French rival Armel Le Cléac’h. With 98% of the race complete, Thomson is headed back to the finish port of Les Sable d'Olonne, sailing at a speed of 16 knots. The leading duo, who will be duelling all the way to the finish, are approaching lighter Read More

Alex Thomson breaks 24 hour world distance record

British sailor Alex Thomson has beaten the world sailing record for the second time in the Vendee Globe, travelling 536.81 nautical miles in 24 hours. The previous speed record of 534.48 nautical miles was set by Francois Gabart in the 2012 Vendee Globe, Thomson has sailed an additional 2.33 nautical miles. The record has been confirmed by the Vendee Globe race organisation but has to be ratified by the world sailing council. Thomson’s previous speed record Read More

Vendée Globe Race Update: Friday 13th January

With this year’s edition of The Vendée Globe approaching its final days, British sailor Alex Thomson is in second place, 160 nautical miles behind French rival Armel Le Cléac’h. Alex has claimed back 54 miles overnight in difficult conditions for the leading two IMOCA’s in the North Atlantic.   With 92% of the race complete, Alex is heading towards the Azores and sailing at a speed of 13 knots with 1972 nautical miles standing between him and the race Read More