New British record for Thomson

It's a new British record. Hampshire yachtsman Alex Thomson is now the fastest person to sail around the world in a single hulled boat.

The 38 year old set the record in the Vendee Globe race - an 80 day marathon during which he survived vicious storms and slept in 20 minute bursts.

He crossed the finish line in 3rd place. Sally Simmonds has more.


Hampshire sailor's race success

Hampshire sailor Alex Thomson has taken 3rd place in the Vendee Globe.