Alex Thomson is forty two years of age and has been a competitive sailor, being an active participant in the latest Vendee Globe sailing race that sees 29 boats that left on November 6th from France on a solo expedition around the world. Indeed, the race is considered one of the toughest in the world as it includes sailors who need to sail unassisted around the world, covering major port destinations and crossing the Atlantic, Pacific as well as the Indian Ocean.
Among the different participants Alex has been able to maintain a leading position and the 42 year old sailor had been very close to reaching a world standard as he would have broken the record that was set by a previous sailor in the same category. On the same day when he was close to breaking that record his boat struck an object that was submerged. Continue reading