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Swiss skipper Bernard Stamm is welcomed by French skippers Vincent... News PhotoArrival,Captain,Circumnavigation,France,French Culture,Horizontal,Individual Event,Les Sables d'Olonne,Sailing,Sport,Sports Race,Swiss Culture,The End,Vendee,Vendee Globe,Water Sport,YachtingPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPSwiss skipper Bernard Stamm (C) is welcomed by French skippers Vincent Riou (L) and Jean le Cam (R) upon his arrival late on February 6, 2013 in Les Sables d'Olonne, western France, after ending the 7th edition of the Vendee Globe solo round-the-world race. Stamm was disqualified on January 2, 2013, after receiving uncalled for assistance after his generator packed up but was later allowed to race on following a successful appeal to the race jury. Le Cam finished fifth of the event as Riou abandoned on November 24, 2012 after his hull was damaged by a metallic buoy. AFP PHOTO JEAN-SEBASTIEN EVRARD (Photo credit should read JEAN-SEBASTIEN EVRARD/AFP/Getty Images)