Emirates Team NZ- Stu Bannatyne on Leg 1 and approaching the Doldrums

Stu Bannatyne, watch captain, Chris Nicholson, Skipper, & Adam Minoprio, Trimmer sailing in the Atlantic trade winds onboard CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand during leg 1 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, from Alicante, Spain to Cape Town, South Africa.
Hamish Hooper/Camper ETNZ/Volvo Ocean Race©

Camper co-skipper Stu Bannatyne updates us on Day 9 of Leg 1 as Camper eases into the champagne sailing conditions of the trade winds and heads for the warmer weather of the Equator.

Currently Camper sailed by Emirates Team NZ is on the fringe of the Doldrums, but hoping to pick a better route through the windless zone, and catch up some of the margin between them and the two front runners