The announcement of Alex Thomson’s retirement from the Vendée Globe sparked a wave of support from the round-the-world fleet. Among them, the very strong one of Fabrice Amedeo. “The Vendée Globe needs a victory from Alex Thomson. I hope it will be for 2024. The race therefore loses a favorite but also a great man today. I think well of him and his whole team ”, wrote the skipper of Newrest-Art & Fenêtres, holding up a sign“ The Boss will be back! ” “Alex has revolutionized our sport: his boats are always the most beautiful and are one step ahead of those of his competitors. Alex modernized communication around sailing by blowing up all barriers: Keel Walk, Mast Walk, Sky Walk. There is him and the others, ”adds Amedeo.