Briton Johnny Malbon has retired from the Vendee Globe with damage to his mainsail. Now, fewer than half of the original racers are still competing.
From BBC Sport:
Artemis Ocean II’s mainsail has been deteriorating for the past three weeks, and in the last 24 hours it developed a metre-long vertical split.
“My heart is telling me to go on but my head is telling me I have to stop and in the end it is true – I have no choice,” added Malbon.