Quite a number of teams have already wrapped up their Vendee Globe campaign for a varity of reasons. Zbigniew Gutkowski did so quite literally. A Chinese jib, due to yet another Autopilot failure caused this hidious wrap of the genacker around the forestay. Amazingly, Gutek got the wrap eventually out without any major damage to the rig or sail.
His race, like that of Jeremie Beyou (broken keel ram), Sam Davies (dismasted, cause not disclosed), Louis Burton (V1 damage after collision with a fishing boat), Kito de Pavant (hull and rigging damage after collision with a fishing boat) and Marc Guillemot (keel fin failure) is over though due to persistant electronic issues.