Gosport Borough FC have welcomed the news that Gosport's Alex Thompson along with his co skipper Neil McDonald, have reached the safety of Cape Verde this morning after suffering a major sailing incident on Sunday morning.
Having sailed a third of the distance in the 4,500 mile Transat Jacques Vabre race from Le Havre in France to Salvador in Brazil, their boat Hugo Boss, which is being supported by the Technical Team based in Gosport, came to a shuddering halt after hitting an unknown obstruction that seriously damaged their keel.
Thankfully they have managed to get themselves & the boat to safety.
The club send their best wishes to both Alex & Neil and look forward to seeing Alex back at the Park when he returns to Gosport.
You can read more on Alex's website.......click here