We wanted to say congratulations to British yachtsman Alex Thomson whom we met at Cowes Week last year. He has just established a new solo atlantic crossing record from West to East for 60-foot Open monohulls. He started from Ambrose Lighthouse (Staten Island, New York City, USA) on July 17th at 19:09 GMT and crossed the finish line at Lizard Point (Cornwall, UK) on July 26th at 17:17 GMT after 8 days, 22 hours 8 minutes at sea. Living on astronaut food and dealing with the Atlantic Ocean one handed, makes this a true test of endurance. Lucky he had his Hugo Boss sunglasses to see him through.