Alex Thomson

International Yachtsman/ Speaker

British sailor Alex Thomson is one of the world’s most accomplished solo sailors.

Competing in the high speed, extreme IMOCA 60 class, Thomson has broken multiple records and achieved countless accolades throughout his decorated career to date and continues to cement his reputation as one of the world’s most talented offshore sailors.

The youngest skipper ever to win a round-the-world yacht race, Thomson also holds the British solo, unassisted round-the-world monohull record, which he set in 2017 when he finished the gruelling Vendée Globe race – ‘the Everest of sailing’ – in just 74 days, 19 hours, 35 minutes.

In July 2017 Alex was presented with the Chichester Award at the Royal Yacht Squadron in Cowes. It was presented by The Princess Royal and was given to Alex in recognition of his offshore sailing achievements. First awarded to Sir Francis Chichester in 1967 , to date the Trophy has only been awarded 16 times.

Alex has been sponsored by HUGO BOSS since 2003, making their relationship one of the longest and most coveted in sailing and sports sponsorship history.