Suffering from an on board energy problem, Sébastien Marsset (Foussier - Mon Courtier Energie) crossed the starting line of Retourn à La Base, before immediately notifying the Race Direction of his intention to make a technical stopover back in the start port.

In the sailing instructions, Fort-de-France being the start port does not require sailors to have a minimum stopover time, unlike stops during the race (four hours minimum). Marsset was able to re-start after two hours of work with his shore team.