A brand new Clipper 70 ocean racing yacht will join the parade of sail to welcome Alex Thomson home to Gosport after his impressive third place in the Vendee Globe.
At 25 Thomson became the youngest skipper to win a round-the-world race when he led Ariel, one of the first generation 60 foot Clipper Race yachts, to victory in the 1998-99 edition of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race.
Now, one of the latest state-of-the-art third generation 70 foot Clipper Race yachts will be out on the water tomorrow, crewed by Clipper Race staff, many of whom have also raced around the world and have great admiration for Alex’s latest achievement.
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