It is now official, François Gabart will be at the start of the Route du Rhum (November 6) on the trimaran SVR-Lazartigue. Five days after the decision rendered on July 21 by the Paris court, favorable to the skipper and his shipowner Kresk Development, the Ultim Class
announced on Tuesday his choice not to appeal.“SVR Lazartigue automatically benefits from a temporary derogation from RSO 3.11 for its participation”
, stated the judgment of last Thursday. Without the question of the conformity or not of the boat which opposes the two parties being really decided on the merits.
The trimaran will have to “comply” in the future In its press release published on Tuesday, the Class indicates that
“although they deplore the decision rendered both on the sporting level, as well as on the fairness, and on the technical and safety aspects, the shipowners and skippers who make it up consider that with just over 100 days from the start of the mythical transatlantic between Saint-Malo and Pointe-à-Pitre, it is high time to leave all its place to sport. » The Class nevertheless specifies that it remains “firm on the duty of the trimaran SVR Lazartigue to comply” in the future, if he wishes“participate in races on the Ultim 2023 calendar, in particular around the world” .“The judgment rendered on July 21 and the temporary derogation that the Class must provide to the trimaran SVR Lazartigue for the Route du Rhum only concerns this transatlantic race and does not solve the fundamental problem of the boat’s compliance and compliance with rule 3.11. »
can we still read.