Michel Desjoyeaux latest casualty

Michel Desjoyeaux is set to become the third boat to return to Les Sables d’Olonne after yesterday’s start of the Vendée Globe. Foncia is experiencing electrical problems and a leak in the ballast systems.

Dominic Wavre on Temenos returned shortly after the start yesterday with battery charging problems.

Meanwhile, Britain’s Brian Thompson was under scrutiny after four members of his support team were still aboard Bahrain Team Pindar in the four minutes leading up to the start. An International Jury is expected to decide soon.