Alex Thomson has announced he will not be racing in the 2024 Vendee Race. Credit: Lloyd images

Alex Thomson has announced that he won’t be competing in the 2024 Vendée Globe, but doesn’t rule out returning to the round the world yacht race in 2028

Mark Sinclair - one of the skippers taking part in the Golden Globe Race 2022

Katy Stickland meets the skippers turning their backs on modern technology to take part in the slowest yacht race around the world - the Golden Globe Race 2022

Pat Lawless has already sailed 10,000 miles solo in his Saltram Saga 36, including trips to The Azores and Iceland. Credit: Kieran Ryan-Benson

The only Irish entrant in the Golden Globe Race 2022, Pat Lawless reveals his motivations for taking part in the longest and loneliest round the world yacht race

Ertan Beskardes

Ertan Beskardes crossed the start line of the 2018 Golden Globe Race before retiring a few days later, realising he wasn't prepared enough for a non stop race around the…