Thomson set to finish third

Alex Thomson
Alex Thomson
Alex Alley, from Gosport.

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GOSPORT skipper Alex Thomson is set for third place in a round-the-world race.

French sailor Jean-Pierre Dick, the current fourth position holder in the Vendee Globe, has broken his keel and is heading the Azores for repairs.

Thomson’s team expect he will make up the distance by Thursday to officially take third position.

An update from Thomson yesterday said his on-board computer calculated a finish for him on January 29 but he expects it will take longer.