British sailor Alex Thomson is one of the world’s most accomplished solo sailors.
Competing in the high speed, extreme IMOCA 60 class, Thomson has broken multiple records and achieved countless accolades throughout his decorated career to date.
The youngest skipper ever to win a round-the-world yacht race, Thomson also holds the solo and crewed 24 hour world distance records, as well as the British record for sailing single-handed, non-stop, unassisted round-the-world.
In the 2012-13 edition of the Vendée Globe – ‘the Everest of sailing’ – Thomson crossed the finish line in third place. Four years later, he secured a second place finish after 74 days, 19 hours and 35 minutes at sea.