Alex Thomson Awarded Top Honour by French Embassy

British skipper, Alex Thomson, has been awarded the prestigious French National Order of Merit (Ordre national du Mérite)

Route du Rhum – Meilhat wins IMOCA class

French sailor Paul Meilhat won the IMOCA monohull division of the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe transatlantic race

Thomson finishes Route du Rhum

Alex Thomson finishes Route du Rhum after recovering from grounding on rocks during the final miles of the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe and while leading the IMOCA class

Route du Rhum – Thomson runs aground

Alex Thomsom reported to have grounded on Guadeloupe Island. Thomson is safe, uninjured and in no danger. Structural checks are ongoing

Route du Rhum – Thomson counting down the miles

British skipper Alex Thomson, on Hugo Boss, is in good shape this Thursday morning, counting down the miles to what should be his first taste of victory in the IMOCA class.

Route du Rhum – Less than 1000nm to go for Thomson

Armel Tripon and Alex Thomson should be the next to finish the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe. The leaders of the Multi50 and IMOCA fleets are only 115 nautical miles apart

Route du Rhum – Gabart on course to smash race record

With less than 800 nm to sail to the finish of the 2018 Route du Rhum he French sailor François Gabart is on course not only to win the ULTIME class but to smash the outright race record

Route du Rhum – Thomson powers on

British skipper Alex Thomson on Hugo Boss, who has led the IMOCA fleet since the first morning, is now more than 80 miles ahead of second-placed Paul Meilhat on SMA