Colman constructed a jury rig after dismasting 700 miles from the finish line. He lasted out his final days on survival rations from his life raft.
Former Clipper Race skipper Alex Thomson received a hero’s welcome last Saturday when he returned to his hometown of Gosport after beating the British Vendée Globe record.
Join Alex Thomson for a Parade of Sail through the Solent as he returns to his home base in Portsmouth Harbour
Two days after finishing second in the Vendée Globe, British skipper Alex Thomson has confirmed that he intends to do the race again in 2020.
British yachtsman Alex Thomson has taken the runner-up spot in the Vendée Globe to become the solo round-the-world race's second-fastest sailor ever.
French sailor Armel Le Cléac'h has today won the Vendée Globe, setting a new record for the solo non-stop round the world race in the process.
With 40nm separating Vendée Globe leader Armel Le Cléac'h from Alex Thomson and 350nm left to the finishing line, victory in the solo round-the-world race now comes down to one…
Irish skipper Enda O'Coineen has vowed to 'complete' the Vendée Globe by sailing his yacht Team Ireland - Kilcullen Voyager back to Les Sables d'Olonne.
Friday the 13th might be unlucky for some, but not for British skipper Alex Thomson who has pulled back 85 crucial miles on Vendée Globe leader Armel Le Cléac'h in…
Ten days since his world quite literally came crashing down around him, Irish skipper Enda O'Coineen says he is still contemplating his next move.
British sailor Alex Thomson has regained ground on arch rival Armel Le Cléac'h following a frustrating 24 hours in the Doldrums for the Vendée Globe leader.
The coastguards have reached Thomas Ruyant’s boat and two sailors have gone on board with a pump. Thomas told his team that he now hopes he can save his boat.…
It is not too soon, as the situation has grown worse with the Vendée Globe boat sinking her bow down into the water.
Ruyant’s crash with an unidentified floating object - thought to be a shipping container - marks the fifth time a Vendée Globe competitor has struck something and been forced out…
'It's brutal. Absolutely brutal. I do wonder why I do this sometimes", says Britain's Vendée Globe contender Alex Thomson
After taking on water following a collision with an unidentified floating object in the South Indian Ocean, Vendée Globe's Kito de Pavant has been rescued.
Vendée Globe skipper Kito de Pavant has struck an unidentified floating object, which has led to a significant ingress of water aboard the boat.
A French Navy helicopter captured some stunning Vendée Globe race footage of British yachtsman Alex Thomson and his closest rival Armel Le Cleac'h sailing in the Southern Ocean.
The British skipper of Hugo Boss has managed to maintain a lead of 100 miles over his nearest rivals, Armel Le Cléac'h and Sébastien Josse in spite of damage to…