Pindar qualifies for Vendée

British solo sailor Brian Thompson has completed all the necessary qualification requirements to take part in the Vendée Globe race in November. Although not very well known by the general public, he is nontheless an experienced offshore sailor. His yacht,Pindaris considered to be the most powerful boat in the fleet.

This leaves only Austrian sailor Norbert Sedlacek to complete his qualification and join the 29 other skippers on the startline on the 9th November.