Swiss skipper Bernard Stamm has been disqualified from the solo, non-stop, round-the-world yacht race the Vendee Globe for receiving assistance, the international jury overseeing the competition said on Wednesday.
Swiss skipper Bernard Stamm sailing onboard his "Cheminees Poujoulat" monohull off the coast of Brest, Western France on October 1, 2012 during a training session. Stamm has been disqualified of the 7th edition of the Vendee Globe solo round-the-world race.
The jury, which is independent of the race organisers, said in a statement that Stamm had been helped when he made a pitstop in the Auckland Islands of New Zealand on December 23 to repair a broken generator.
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