sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Vendee Globe skippers show support for disqualified Bernard Stamm
Vendee Globe skippers show support for disqualified Bernard Stamm

'Bernard Stamm, Cheminees Poujoulat'    Jean-Marie Liot / DPPI / Vendée Globe ©    Click Here to view large photo

Some of the competing Vendee Globe skippers, without passing comment on the jury’s decision, have expressed their support for Bernard Stamm in the context of his request to reopen the case.

Nobody is calling into question the international jury’s neutrality and impartiality and the skippers have chosen to share their opinion on the matter as they believe that this should be taken into account in the final decision. Hereafter is the letter sent to the Presidents of the Jury, the Race Committee and the SAEM Vendée:

Around the World January 4, 2013,

Attention to:

• Mr Bernard Bonneau, Chairman of the Jury
• Mr Christophe Gaumont, Chairman of theRace Committee
• Mr Bruno Retailleau, Chairman of the SAEM Vendée,

Subject: Protest Race Committee against Cheminées Poujoulat - Cases n°4 and n° 5

Chairmen,

We, skippers of the 2012-2013 Vendée Globe, ask that the judgment against Bernard Stamm is revised.

We believe that his disqualification is unfair and that he deserves the right to finish the race and to be ranked.

We ask for this revision on the basis of the following facts:

• Bernard moored his boat on his own;

• The Russian ship moored after Bernard did;

• This became a danger which did not exist when Bernard originally moored his boat;

• The series of facts that followed are consequences of this danger and they could not be foreseen;

• The conduct of the Russian crew was in conformity with Article 7.5 of the Notice of Race on rescue and assistance at sea;

• The conduct of the sailors, on both sides, was exemplary and it deserves to be appreciated not punished;

• Should Bernard have broken the rule, it would have been unwittingly, and we strongly believe that Bernard strictly conformed to the spirit of the rule;

• We consider that the situation Bernard has faced is a force majeure event.

We thank you for taking our views into account in your final decision.


Alex Thomson - Armel Le Cléac’h - Arnaud Boissières - Alessandro di Benedetto - Bertrand De Broc - Dominique Wavre - François Gabart - Javier Sanso - Jean le Cam - Jean-Pierre Dick - Kito de Pavant - Louis Burton - Marc Guillemot - Mike Golding - Samantha Davies - Tanguy De Lamotte

* Vincent Riou, Jérémie Beyou and Zbigniew Gutkowski could not be reached

IMOCA website
Vendee Globe website


by IMOCA

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=105324

5:07 PM Sat 5 Jan 2013GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.

Click for further information on
2012 Vendee Globe

Related News Stories:

05 Jan 2013  Vendee Globe - Jury President speaks on Stamm appeal + Video
05 Jan 2013  Noticias Francés: Vendee Globe - Un message de Bernard
05 Jan 2013  Vendee Globe - Golding, Gamesa approach final Ice Gate
05 Jan 2013  Vendee Globe - Thomson rounds Cape Horn, leaders avoid pitfalls
04 Jan 2013  Vendee Globe - Gains and complexities as skippers push on + Video
04 Jan 2013  Vendee Globe - Golding anticipates Atlantic release
03 Jan 2013  Vendée Globe Day 53 - Jean-Pierre Dick rounds Cape Horn
03 Jan 2013  Vendee Globe - Blow won't deter Cheminées Poujoulat skipper + Video
03 Jan 2013  Noticias españolas: Vendee Globe - Alivio y abatimiento + Vídeo
03 Jan 2013  Vendee Globe - Good speeds for Mike Golding
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World



















The first annual WetaFresh is a big success by Tim Wieringa, Muskegon, MI


















Techno 293 Worlds - France and Italy claim titles by International Windsurfing Association,














420 World Championship - Singapore and Spain out front by 420 International Class Association,
















Round Britain and Ireland Race 2014 - Tactics, endurance, achievement
Alpari World Match Racing Tour moves on to Poland + Video
2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup final qualification system published
Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac - Karma Sailing Group wins
Red Bull 49erFX: Easing into the Olympic scene at Rio
Kempe thrilled to invite himself to Gold Cup party
2014 420 World Championships - Singapore wins Day 2 race
Lightning strikes cut short CFJ Nationals
Etchells Invitational Cup - Girls on top in Cowes
National Sailing Hall of Fame reveals inductees
J/111 North American Championship - Wind Czar victorious
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race sets off August 10th
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Antoine Albeau victorious on day 5
Snipe Western Hemisphere and Orient Championship headed for San Diego
WPA Championships - Kids race divisions offered
New Clever Pig launched by US Sailing
America's Cup: Group agrees to co-operate in London Meeting
Copa del Rey Mapfre - Build-up reveals some remarkable enthusiasm
Marblehead NOOD Regatta - Images by Leighton O'Connor
America's Cup: Two AC72 skippers discuss Foiling Moths and the Cup
RS Feva World Championship - Brilliant sailing on day 2   
America's Cup: Alameda makes overtures on Venue hosting for San Fran *Feature   
Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Race Week 2014 - Relishing a challenge   
Edgartown Race Weekend - BBBR and Round-the-Island Race winners named   
Etchells Invitational Cup - Aussies take early lead in Cowes   
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Antoine Albeau strikes back on day 4   
Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta - All set for test event   
ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 28 July 2014   
29er World Championship - All set in Kingston   
ORC World Championship - Third Course area opens for huge fleet   
Day one of the Allen RS Feva World Championships   
Anna Tunnicliffe: Final two days of the 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games   
Joachim Aschenbrenner takes gold at ISAF Youth Match Race Worlds 2014   
Maxi Soh scores double wins in CMRC Summer Doubleheader   
29er World Championship opening ceremonies in Confederation Park   
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Action resumes on day 3   
Vic-Maui Yacht Race - Polishing the silverware   
Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race Start 2014 VIDEO   
Laser Radial Men’s World Championship 2014- Final day   
2014 Pacific Cup - Scarlet Runner wins   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT