The Briton was one of the favorites in the race.
This is the third time in five participations that he has been forced to retire.
Briton Alex Thomson, one of the Vendée Globe favorites, retired on Saturday, failing to repair damage to his boat, the organizer announced.
Alex Thomson gives up!
The decision is made: unable to repair his starboard rudder, @ ATRacing99 abandons the Vendée Globe.
The British skipper is heading for Cape Town to shelter his HUGO BOSS.
More info to come.
- Vendée Globe (@VendeeGlobe) November 28, 2020
"The decision is made: unable to repair his starboard rudder", Alex Thomson (Hugo Boss) "abandons the Vendée Globe" and "will head to Cape Town", announced the Vendée Globe.
The Welshman gives up for the third time in five appearances.