Alex Thomson has announced he will not be racing in the 2024 Vendee Race. Credit: Lloyd images

Alex Thomson has announced that he won’t be competing in the 2024 Vendée Globe, but doesn’t rule out returning to the round the world yacht race in 2028

Yannick BESTAVEN takes the 2020 Vendee Globe

Charlie Dalin was the first Vendee Globe skipper to cross the finish line, but it was Yannick Bestaven who took the crown. And disaster befell German skipper Boris Herrmann