Alex Thomson


British sailor, Alex Thomson is one of the worlds most talented offshore yachtsmen. Throughout his career, he has broken multiple records and continued to cement his reputation as one of the UK’s most exciting sporting talents. Thomson currently holds the world speed distance record.

The youngest skipper ever to win around the world yacht race, Thomson is also the fastest Briton to race single-handed, non-stop around the world in a monohull, a record he set in 2017 when he finished second in the gruelling Vendee Globe race. Alex’s next challenge is to build a successful campaign to win the 2020 Vendee GlobeAside from his evident sailing talent, Thomson has also made a name for himself as a daredevil sportsman, releasing no less than three breath-taking stunts all captured on board or alongside his IMOCA 60 HUGO BOSS race boat. The Keel walk (2012) The Mastwalk (2014) and Skywalk (2016) have now been watched and shared by millions of people all over the world.

To book Alex Thomson as the motivational speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

When he’s at corporate events, Alex is known to cover the following topics:

  • Sailing around the world on your own – why would anyone do it?
  • Mental preparation & mental toughness
  • Resilience & endurance
  • Overcoming challenges
  • Risk taking v performance
  • Drive & motivation
  • Team work in solo sailing
  • Dealing with setbacks
  • Responsibility
  • Communication skills (when you’ve had no sleep)
  • Dealing with highs and lows
  • Making critical decisions in stressful situations
  • Feeling isolated is worse than being alone…
  • Digging deep to find positive energy

Take a look at Alex’s records, below:

1999 – Youngest skipper to win a round the world race

2003 – Singlehanded Monohull 24hr world distance record

2007 – Double handed Monohull 24hr world distance record

2012 – Singlehanded Transatlantic Monohull world record

2017 – Singlehanded Monohull 24hr world distance record

2017 – Fastest Brit to sail solo, non-stop around the world in a monohull