Photo by Gerard O'Brien.
Swiss solo sailor Bernard Stamm was still in Dunedin
coastal waters yesterday, having anchored again, this time off
Allan's Beach on Otago Peninsula, to complete repairs to a
Mr Stamm was part-way through the nonstop Vendee Globe 2012
round-the-world yacht race when forced to divert to Dunedin
to undertake repairs on the generator and central winch
He attracted media attention after anchoring off Murdering
Beach, near Dunedin, on Boxing Day, but appeared to rejoin
the race on Thursday afternoon.
However, his yacht, Cheminees Poujoulat, was anchored off the
Reports on the Vendee Globe race website suggested Mr Stamm
had moved because of a change in wind direction and was
continuing repairs, but was almost ready to depart.