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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 ...
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. ...
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. ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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. ...
Volvo Ocean Race: Protests fly at Leg 2, Stage 1 Finish
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. ...
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 ...
America's Cup: Testing ideas in the real world
By Martin McElwee,
10:00 PM Tue 20 Dec 2011
Emirates Team NZ's Martin McElwee, a wing/rigging designer, known universally as Toon, blogs on what’s going on in the wonderful world of wings...
Well it's a busy time in the wing/rig department at the moment. Those of you with a keen eye who are out on the water will notice we now have a new red wing for each of our SL33 catamarans. ...
Emirates Team NZ: The Camper onboard Food Exchange trading rules
By Hamish Hooper,
2:01 PM Sat 17 Dec 2011
Camper's Media Man, Hamish Hooper reports in on Day 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race from the Indian Ocean, east of South Africa: It’s been a slow wet, shifty and frustrating day onboard Camper today, not to dissimilar to the past few days as we continue to try to break free from the clutches of this trough which won’t let us go…It’s been slow but the guys still work equally as hard ...