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Volvo Ocean Race: The drips return and a ripped jib hurts on Camper By Hamish Hooper, 8:26 PM Wed 29 Feb 2012
Camper, and her crew from Emirates Team New Zealand, were struck a cruel blow last night when one of their most crucial sails ripped in two while hurtling south at speeds of more than 20 knots. From on board Camper, Hamish Hooper talks us through his day…Includes video from onboard Camper ...[more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Camper slips down the fleet By Sail-World and Emirates Team NZ, 1:43 PM Mon 27 Feb 2012
According to the latest position update run by Sail-World using the route projection and time to finish functions of PredictWind, the New Zealand/Spanish entry in the Volvo Ocean Race, Camper, as slid from being the leg leader to a projected third place. The yachts are not out of the light airs that have bedeviled this leg, and none of the boats are heading south of east. ...[more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Adam Minoprio making his mark offshore By Emirates Team NZ, 7:16 PM Tue 14 Feb 2012
Adam Minoprio is widely regarded as a rising star in New Zealand yachting. Three years ago at just 24 he became world match racing champion the youngest ever and has an impressive string of titles behind him including the Monsoon Cup and New Zealand Sailor of the Year. Adam was only the fourth Kiwi to win the world match racing champs ...[more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Camper takes a relieved third on Leg 3 By Thomas Pryor, 10:01 PM Sat 4 Feb 2012
After thirteen days at sea Camper with Emirates Team New Zealand has taken third place in Leg 3 and has retained their second overall position in the Volvo Ocean Race. At the end of an exhausting last few days beating up the Vietnamese coastline Camper managed to hold off Puma to cross the finish line at 1528 local time/2028 NZT continuing their run of podium finishes. ...[more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Camper reports 20nm from from the finish of Leg 3 By Hamish Hooper, 5:42 PM Sat 4 Feb 2012
Hamish Hooper reports from onboard Camper: Well that’s it Leg 3 almost done and dusted. The guys are truly exhausted, they have really dug it in massively since things didn’t go our way in the Malacca Straits. Since it became evident that our decision didn’t work out and we were leaving the Singapore Straits in fifth position, there hasn’t been a hint of negativity or even disappointmen ...[more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Camper's Tack Fest to China By Camper Media, 9:50 AM Sat 4 Feb 2012
For the past 24 hours Camper has been tacking up the Vietnamese coast avoiding hundreds of fishing boats, debris and uncharted marks and islands. For navigator Will Oxley the final tack away from Vietnam coast came with a huge amount of relief: 'With poor quality charting, multitudes of unlit fishing vessels and miles of nets, not to mention shallow wrecks from the war, the potential for disa ...[more]

America's Cup: Rod Davis: Working with/against the old team By Rod Davis, 9:37 PM Thu 2 Feb 2012
Emirates Team NZ's coach, Rod Davis describes what it is like working with Luna Rossa and coaching against his old team: A change is like a holiday. We are back to training for racing, a week off from testing and development work on our SL33s and working through ideas for the new boat. I must say, it is very nice to be back in AC45 mode and doing ' real' coaching again. ...[more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Camper parks off Malaysia, leaders sailing at 11kts By Warren Douglas, 5:57 PM Sun 29 Jan 2012
Camper with Emirates Team New Zealand became becalmed on the Malaysian coast this afternoon losing the hard-earned miles clawed back earlier in the day. As race leaders Telefonica, Groupama and Puma found better breeze offshore and were able to maintain average speeds of 10-12 knots, Camper along with Abu Dhabi were in trouble closer inshore, barely able to maintain 2-3 knots. ...[more]

Camper tightens the grip as the drag race continues + Video By Thomas Pryor, 8:54 PM Tue 24 Jan 2012
On Day 2 of of Leg 3B of the Volvo Ocean Race, Camper sailed by Emirates Team New Zealand is closing the gap on first placed Puma in the long drag race across the Indian Ocean to the turning point off the north west tip of Sumatra. Camper has continued to build their preferred position to the north of the fleet and is now just over one mile behind Puma. ...[more]

America's Cup: 'We have been fed a fatty diet of spin doctoring' By Rod Davis, 10:17 PM Mon 23 Jan 2012
Emirates Team NZ's coach Rod Davis muses on the times we live in ….. It has been a bizarre time for the America’s Cup; the war of words and press releases has been nonstop for five years when Oracle questioned Alinghi’s Challenger of Record. Since then we have been fed a fatty diet of spin doctoring. Some would say 'situation normal for the America’s Cup'. ...[more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Leg 3B underway with Camper in early lead + Video By Thomas Pryor, 8:51 PM Sun 22 Jan 2012
Part B of Leg 3 of the Volvo Ocean Race has got underway with Camper with Emirates Team NZ out to deliver a vastly improved performance in the 3300 mile slog to Sanya, China than their result in the first stage of Leg 3. The leg restarted from the Maldives after the fleet was shipped across a high risk piracy area ...[more]

America's Cup: Grant Dalton updates on the AC72 build progress By Emirates Team NZ, 11:05 AM Fri 20 Jan 2012
Emirates Team NZ CEO, Grant Dalton, gives this video update on progress with the build of the team's first AC72 from the Cookson Boats facility in Glenfield, Auckland. The wingsails are being constructed in a special facility within Southern Spars in Avondale, West Auckland. ...[more]

Volvo Ocean Race: 'We're capable of better' - Camper's Chris Nicholson By Chris Nicholson ETNZblog.com, 9:11 AM Thu 19 Jan 2012
Camper skipper, Chris Nicholson reviews their performance in the first legs in the Volvo OR, and the team's options to improve performance, plus the difficult options for the remainder of Leg 3 through to Sanya, China: 'It’s fair to say that our performance in the first part of the leg was not good enough and not what any of us were looking for. Includes video interview. ...[more]

America's Cup: Dalton reflects on Jury and Volvo performance By Grant Dalton and ETNZblog.com, 8:49 AM Thu 19 Jan 2012
Emirates Team NZ CEO, Grant Dalton, reviews the developments for the team over late December and early January on the America's Cup and Volvo Ocean Race: We have been back at work formally a week now after the Christmas break. Summer looks like it has finally decided to make an appearance and Emirates Team New Zealand is a good place to be right now. Over the break a number of important deve ...[more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Not Camper's day but second place retained By Thomas Pryor, 8:13 AM Sun 15 Jan 2012
The first stage of Leg 3 of the Volvo Ocean Race has delivered a disappointing result for Camper with Emirates Team New Zealand, but the team have managed to hold onto second overall on the Volvo Ocean Race leaderboard. The short 106 nautical mile sprint down the United Arab Emirates coast to Sharjah produced a thrilling finish with the entire fleet finishing within minutes of each other ...[more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Nicho on the lessons thus far for Camper By Chris Nicholson, Abu Dhabi , 10:28 PM Mon 9 Jan 2012
Camper skipper, Chris Nicholson reviews what has been learned so far in the 2011-12 Volvo Ocean Race, and what needs to be done to close the gap on race leader, Telefonica, but also keep their margin on the rest of the fleet. He explains why 'moding' is so important, and how the crews suggest and test potential changes before trying these in the race itself. Clearly the old days of 'try it and see ...[more]

Volvo OR: Final stage of Leg 2 delivers ups and downs for Camper By Thomas Pryor and Sail-World, 6:48 AM Thu 5 Jan 2012
The final part of Leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race, has provided plenty of positives but also a few areas of improvement for Camper with Emirates Team New Zealand. The short 98 mile sprint along the United Arab Emirates coast from Sharjah to Abu Dhabi delivered the promised close quarters sailing spectacle with the entire fleet finishing within minutes ...[more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Unfinished business for Camper on Leg 2 By Thomas Pryor, 5:09 AM Wed 4 Jan 2012
With the final part of Leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race due to kick off in under 24 hours Camper with Emirates Team New Zealand is eying unfinished business after missing out on winners glory to Telefonica by under two minutes in the first stage of the leg. ...[more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Protests fly at Leg 2, Stage 1 Finish By Sail-World, 8:41 AM Tue 27 Dec 2011
Volvo Ocean Race have reported that both Team Telefónica and Camper have lodged protests against each other following the nail biting finish to Leg 2, Stage 1. Camper skipper Chris Nicholson was the first to lodge a protest, which was related to a manoeuvre made within miles of the finish line, where Telefónica claimed victory by less than two minutes. ...[more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Camper's Christmas wish granted + Video By Thomas Pryor, 11:41 AM Sun 25 Dec 2011
n Day 13 of leg two Camper with Emirates Team New Zealand has had the ideal start to Christmas Day at sea and moved into first place, using the Volvo Ocean Race's orthodromic distance calculation method . After a tense Christmas Eve battle with previous leader Telefonica, Camper managed to slip in front and is now heading into a building westerly breeze and towards the Equator Camper is 2 ...[more]

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