Sailor scoops 2017 award

AROUND-the-world sailor Alex Thomson has been named the 2017 Yachtsman of the Year by the Yachting Journalists' Association.

Sunday, 14th January 2018, 6:38 pm
Updated Sunday, 14th January 2018, 6:51 pm

The Gosport sailor received the award for his performance in the Vendee Globe solo round the world race – where he set the second fastest time on record for the competition.

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Alex Thomson joins a distinguished list of previous winners including Sir Francis Chichester and Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, the man behind the Clipper Race.