VIDEO: The Boss is back

Published on May 14th, 2021

The last we heard from British sailor Alex Thomson was during the 2020-21 Vendée Globe in which damage on November 27 to the starboard rudder required him to abandon the race and limp towards Cape Town, South Africa.

But the team is ready to begin racing again and will do so in the Fastnet Race on August 8.

The 695 nautical mile Fastnet Race with a record 450+ boats starts from Cowes, UK and sails via the Fastnet Rock off south west Ireland to finish, for the first time in the race’s 96-year history, in Cherbourg, France.

Thomson will compete double-handed with a co-skipper yet to be decided by his team.

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