This Sunday, British sailor Alex Thomson, will begin his bid to become the first British sailor ever to win one of the toughest sporting challenges on the planet, The Vendée Globe.
A gruelling single-handed, non-stop, unassisted race around the world – often termed ‘the Everest of Sailing’ – the Vendée Globe sees sailors pushed to their very limits in the quest for victory. This year, 29 skippers will depart from the start line on Sunday, November 6 in Les Sables d'Olonne, France.
British skipper Thomson has now arrived at the race village in Les Sables d’Olonne and, together with his extended team, is making final preparations before setting off, for an average of 26,000 nautical miles in his round-the-world journey alone.
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On the photo: Hugo Boss IMOCA 60, testing foils ahead of the start of the 2016 Vendee Globe start. Copyrights: Hugo Boss