Back on dry land after 28,022 miles

AFTER more than 80 days at sea, British sailor Alex Thomson has claimed third place in the 2012-2013 Vendée Globe solo non-stop around-the-world race.

Alex Thomson: 'I'd do it all over again.'
Alex Thomson: 'I'd do it all over again.'

AFTER more than 80 days at sea, British sailor Alex Thomson has claimed third place in the 2012-2013 Vendée Globe solo non-stop around-the-world race.

And the yachtsman – whose father and stepmother live in St Clement – has said that he wants to do it all again.

Mr Thomson (38) crossed the finishing line at Les Sables d’Olonne in France early this morning in his 60-ft boat, Hugo Boss, after covering 28,022 miles in the world’s toughest and most dangerous solo yacht race.

Read his story in today's JEP.

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Comments for: "Back on dry land after 28,022 miles"

Landlubber

What can one say. . . amazing, incredible and a big congratulations, Alex.

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