Vendee Globe Race Village
Millions came to see the boats and the departing skippers before they set off for there 3 month circumnavigation of the globe.
Oryx Quest Round the World Race
Brian, the winning skipper on the Maxi catamaran Doha 2006, collecting the spectacular trophy from
Artemis Launch
A great day launching the new Artemis IMOCA 60 project in the heart of London.
1 Banque Populaire V - Jules Verne Trophy
Brian and the crew will attempt to break the fully crewed, non-stop, round the world record, which currently stands at 48 days 7 hours and 45 minutes.
1 Cordon Rouge Club
A club for extraordinary explorers on the sea, in the mountains and to the poles. Supported by Champagne Mumm.
slider_vf Vendee Globe 2008/09
In 2009, after 98 days 20 hours and 29 minutes, Brian Thompson crosses the finish line of the Vendee Globe. A Single Handed, Non-Stop, Round the World race.
slider_bp Banque Populaire V - Jules Verne Trophy
As well as the fully crewed, non-stop, round the world record, Brian and the BPV team have broken the Record SNSM and the round Britain record.
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Brian Thompson onboard Kingdom of Bahrain, sets off on the 2008/09 Vendee Globe; a Single Handed, Non-Stop, Round the World race.
Route du Rhum 2006
Final preparations before the departure to sail 4,000 miles solo to Guadeloupe.
This year Brian will attempt to break the Round the World Fully Crewed Record as helmsman on Banque PopulaireV, the world’s largest and fastest racing trimaran. Target is to beat 48 days and average over 25 knots for the 28,000 mile course. In the process Brian will have sailed 4 non stop circumnavigations of the globe, more than anyone ever in UK.
In November 2012 Brian aims to compete again in the ultimate single-handed Round the World race, the Vendee Globe. The aim is to improve on his previous 5th place finish from 2009 and achieve a podium position and hopefully a first for British Sailing, a race win in the worlds longest and toughest yacht race, the Everest of sailing.
Brian's ultimate goal is o break the ultimate record in sailing - round the world, solo, with no limits, in a giant 105 foot trimaran. Nobody has ever succeeded in holding both the fully crewed and solo Round the World records. This would also mean that Brian would have completed more round the world trips than anyone else in history.