This Sunday 4 Feb, Channel 4 will air a documentary about Alex Thomson's Velux 5 Oceans rescue 1/2/07


This Sunday morning at 0800, 4 February you can witness live footage of Alex Thomson’s rescue inOcean Rescue: The Race against Time, a one-off 60 minute documentary that tells the incredible story of Mike Golding’s heroic rescue of Alex Thomson in the Velux 5 Oceans race.

As the Velux 5 Oceans race continues into its second leg, it was only 33 days and 7000 miles into the round-the-world yacht race when Alex Thomson was preparing to abandon ship after the keel on his yacht broke loose in the Southern Ocean, 1000 miles from land. Out of range of the rescue services, with a 50-knot storm imminent, Thomson’s sole chance of survival was for his friend and fellow competitor, Mike Golding, to turn back and sail nearly 100 miles in a force eight gale to attempt his rescue.

See previous news story here