Alex Thomson, an Honorary Member of RLYC, completed the 2016-17 Vendee Globe round-the-world single-handed yacht race in second place despite breaking his starboard foil. Alex crossed the line 15 hours, 59 minutes after the winner, Armel le Cleac'h, who set a record time of 74 days, three hrs, 35 minutes. The 42-year-old Gosport-based Thomson's boat Hugo Boss broke the world record for the most miles sailed in a 24 period being 536.8 nms.
Published 13:39 on 23 Jan 2017
This week incredible footage was captured by the helicopter from the frigate, Nivôse, showing member Alex Thomson flying the Union Jack. Despite his starboard foil being ripped off by a submerged object in the Atlantic Ocean last week, a collision which he estimates is costing him roughly 20 per cent of his boat's potential he remains confident that he can become the first British skipper to win the
Published 18:17 on 5 Dec 2016
The 2016 Royal London Yacht Club rallies were a huge success and 2017 is looking even better. There will be the usual 6 events spanning the season starting in May and the full list is below: Exbury 13 - 14 May Deauville 26 - 29 May Bembridge 16 - 18 June Commodore's Rally 6 August Guernsey 10 - 14 August Lymington 1 - 3 September
Published 18:07 on 5 Dec 2016