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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  1. Heather Edwards

Welcome home Alex! 'Sail of Parade' for Vendee sailor

Yachtsman Alex Thomson sailed round the world in 80 days, setting a new British record and finishing third in the Vendee Globe race. Today he was given a hero's welcome as he entered his home town of Gosport in Hampshire, with a Sail of Parade. Heather Edwards went to meet him and his fans.

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