Alex Thomson reached the Cape of Good Hope in a race record time of 17d 22hrs 58mins- over 5 days faster than the race record set by Armel Le Cleach in the last Vendee Globe!
Thursday 24th November at 11:00 UTC, British sailor Alex Thomson smashed race record in the solo, non-stop, around the world race, the Vendée Globe as he reached the Cape of Good Hope in 17d 22hrs 58mins.
Thomson has beaten the previous race record to this milestone by 5d 0hrs 48mins. The former record of 22d 23hrs 46mins was held by skipper Armel Le Cléac’h onboard Banque Populaire in 2012.
From Alex Thomson Racing