After supporting Alex Thomson with 8 Ribs at the start of the Vendee Globe as Official Rib Charter Supplier to Alex Thomson Racing, SRC were delighted to see Alex finish the race in third place last week.
Alex set a new round the world record for a British solo sailor finishing the race in 80 days, 19 hours, 23 minutes and 43 seconds. He is only the third British skipper ever to reach a podium position in the Vendee Globe race.
Fellow British sailor Mike Golding is still at sea battling Jean Le Cam for 5th place. SRC have also provided support Ribs to Mike for some years. Earlier on the Vendee Globe website Mike said;
‘I am accelerating now. I have been waiting to get going and finally it is happening, I am pointing past Finisterre and at Les Sables d’Olonne and that certainly feels better but it looks like it will be a windy finish alright! It should be fine in the N’ly closer to the coast.’