How to survive at sea for 74 days with Alex Thomson

In this episode, we speak to British Vendée Globe round-the-world sailor Alex Thomson, about the challenges he faces while spending two-and-a-half months alone at sea, travelling 26,000 miles around the world. Alex tells us about every aspect of his preparation for the marathon effort that he describes as "the world’s most difficult sporting challenge, and the ultimate test of a person’s physical and mental strength."
 

 

 
From surviving on 30 minutes of sleep at a time, to eating freeze-dried food, and the difficulties of going to the toilet, Alex tells us everything there is to know about competing in the race, including how he has learned some of life's biggest lessons in the process.
 

 
Host by Gershon Portnoi

Recorded by Gershon Portnoi and Andy Greening

Edited by Andy Greening

Directed by Andy Greening and Gershon Portnoi




Special thanks to Alex Thomson, Curtis Nice and Sarah Taylor

Podcast artwork by Andy Greening

Photos Alex Thomson Racing




 




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