Bernard Bonneau, President of the International Jury for the Vendee Globe, issued the following, Saturday 20:30 hrs: "After receiving the written testimony of Professor Marine Khoromov, the jury decided to reopen the investigation of Case No. 4 under the sailing rule 66. This sets out that the Board may reopen a hearing when there has been a significant error, or when a new significant fact becomes available. The jury do not consider they made a mistake, but believe that this testimony offers a significant new fact."
Professor Marine Khoromov is the ship that was supposed to have assisted Bernard Stamm.
5 January 2013 21:34 GMT