Date of birth: 5 March 1962
In: Southampton, England
Something about him you don't know: He made it into the history books by becoming the first Brit to break the round the world record twice, and becoming the first to sail non-stop around the world four times.
Who he is: Thompson is a vastly experienced and successful offshore sailor, having won the Volvo Ocean Race once as part of Mike Sanderson’s ABN AMRO ONE crew in 2005- 06.
Previous Volvo Ocean Race:
2005-06 ABN AMRO ONE