Big welcome for Vendee hero

Hampshire yachtsman Alex Thomson is being welcomed home today by a flotilla of boats after coming third in the Vendee Globe round the world race.

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Flotilla of boats welcomes Thomson home

Sailor Alex Thomson passes Portsmouth Harbour celebrating his Vendee Globe triumph Credit: Guy Phillips, ITV

The record-breaking sailor Alex Thomson has been officially welcomed home to Gosport in Hampshire, after coming third in the round the world Vendee Globe race.

Thomson finished the route in eighty days, setting a new British record. He was greeted today by a flotilla of boats.

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