Speaking this morning, Thompson explained the feat."My main objective was to regain the lead of the race, so I pushed reasonably hard from my Westerly position, and over the last four days have enjoyed exceptional sailing conditions South of the Azores. I knew I could be on for the record yesterday afternoon when I was sure that I was well positioned in this band of strong wind. So to find out this morning that I have passed into the lead of a fleet made up of the best Open 60 skippers on the circuit is superb, but to have broken the 24hr solo record - and by so much - is an amazing bonus."
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