12. November 2016
Alex Thomson Racing - Extreme Sailing
Thomson takes the lead for Britain in the Vendee Globe
In the last 24 hours Alex Thomson has climbed through the fleet of IMOCA 60's to take pole position in the Vendee Globe. Alex is currently travelling at 17.8 knots and has overtaken skipper Armel Le Cleac'h onboard Banque Populaire who has been leading the race over the last few days.
The speeds Alex has achieved in the last 48 hours has seen him overtake eight of the fleet putting him into the lead. Alex made the bold decision to pass through a passage between the western Cape Verde islands. By tomorrow evening Alex should be entering the doldrums an area of the Atlantic renowned for its light airs.
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