Nap proves costly for sailor in transatlantic race

(CNN)After 11 days and about 3,500 nautical miles at sea, Briton Alex Thomson was primed to win the solo transatlantic Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe race when his boat hit a patch of rocks approaching Grande Terre island.

What was even worse he’d overslept.
Thomson — who like many sailors sleeps in 20-minute bursts throughout the day — had forgotten to charge his shockwave watch, specially designed to release an electric shock to wake him up.

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