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Gosport’s Alex Thomson wins Pro Sailor of the Year

After thousands of votes cast by readers of the Yachts and Yachting magazine, Gosport’s Alex Thomson was awarded Pro Sailor of the Year for his impressive second position in the Vendee Globe last year.

Despite early damage to semi-foiling Hugo Boss, Alex went to great lengths to keep his fan base engaged by posting videos throughout his journey and remaining open about many of the problems he faced as he battled his way around the globe.

“It’s an honour to even be nominated amongst these huge names in sailing let alone win,” commented Thomson on receiving his award in front of a packed crowd at the London Boat Show.