News about Emirates Team New Zealand, the most successful professional sailing team in the world, competing in the America's Cup, Volvo Ocean Race, Extreme Sailing Series and America's Cup World Series
Volvo Ocean race: Camper crew member suffers injury + Video
By Thomas Pryor,
10:38 AM Tue 22 Nov 2011
Camper's bowman Mike Pammenter has sustained injuries after being thrown into the boat’s shrouds while moving forward to do a sail change. Mike suffered a broken tooth, gash to the face and various bumps and bruises in the fall. He was stabilised immediately by onboard medic Tony Rae (Trae). Includes video of the operation on board Camper ...
Volvo Ocean Race: Camper belts out the miles in the South Atlantic
By Hamish Hooper,
8:45 AM Tue 22 Nov 2011
While a second boat has lost her mast in the Volvo Ocean Race, the crew of Camper, sailed by Emirates Team NZ continue to push on and chip away at the lead enjoyed by the Spanish entry Telefonica, as they head for the first stopover in South Africa.
Here Stu Bannatyne and Chris Nicholson talk about what lies ahead. ...
America's Cup World Series: Emirates Team NZ fights back for lead
By Warren Douglas, www.etnzblog.com ,
7:32 PM Mon 21 Nov 2011
Emirates Team New Zealand retains its overall lead in the America’s Cup World Series at the end of the San Diego regatta.
After three events, combined match and fleet racing points put the team one point ahead of Oracle 4. ...
Volvo Ocean Race:Camper makes small gains and preparing for big breeze
By Thomas Pryor, www.etnzblog.com ,
7:10 PM Mon 21 Nov 2011
On Day 16 of Leg 1 of the Volvo Ocean Race, Camper with Emirates Team New Zealand has made further small gains and is preparing for the heavy weather associated with an imminent southerly front.
The cold front that Camper along with the rest of the fleet expects to pick up in the next few days should deliver robust sailing conditions with winds of more than 30 knots and boat speeds averaging 25 ...
Emirates Team NZ still leads America's Cup World Series pointscore
By Warren Douglas,
2:36 PM Sun 20 Nov 2011
Emirates Team New Zealand has retained its lead in the America’s Cup World Series match racing championship.
After three regattas, Dean Barker, Winston Macfarlane, James Dagg, Ray Davies and Glenn Ashby, with 27 points, have a one-point lead over Oracle 4 (James Spithill). ...
Volvo Ocean Race: Onboard Camper as they play catchup + Video
9:14 PM Sat 19 Nov 2011
The front runners are pushing south in order to hook into the low pressure system that will slingshot them towards Cape Town. But with light winds forecast for the final entry to Cape Town, the chance for compression and the ability for passing opportunities lay on the cards ...
Volvo Ocean Race: Camper crosses the Line + Video
7:34 PM Fri 18 Nov 2011
Camper, sailed by Emirates Team New Zealand, has made it across the Equator in the Volvo Ocean Race. Time for the infamous rituals....
Rotting food, flying fish and cross-dressing sailors have been the order of the day for Camper as they crossed the Equator overnight and observed the centuries old tradition of ‘crossing the line’.
Hamish Hooper and Adam Minoprio cop it.... ...
Rod Davis: Thoughts on San Diego - Before and After
By Rod Davis, San Diego, Calif, USA ,
9:50 PM Tue 15 Nov 2011
Coach, Rod Davis writes for ETNZblog.com on his return to his hometown, San Diego for the America's Cup World Series.
First he reflects on the Port Challenge Series, and in a prior posting he previews the series and presents an interesting statistic ...
Emirates Team NZ: Stu Bannatyne on Leg 1 and approaching the Doldrums
10:58 AM Tue 15 Nov 2011
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 ...
Chris Nicholson reflects on a tough first week for Camper
9:37 PM Mon 14 Nov 2011
Camper skipper, Chris Nicholson reflects on the first week of the Volvo Ocean Race and the highs and lows faced by the Emirates Team NZ crewed entry: Well we always knew that this was going to be a tough race and the first week has left this in no doubt. Conditions have been extreme and taken their toll, but at the same time some poor decisions on our behalf have made things even tougher than they ...
Onboard Camper: Come fly with me
By Hamish Hooper, Atlantic Ocean ,
8:18 PM Sun 13 Nov 2011
Onboard CAMPER, I am being reminded each day that it is one less day until we cross the equator. Gee I can’t wait for that! It will be like a stag party but worse- nothing to drink…While on the topic of the equator and the ITCZ and the doldrums here is a very informative take on our position from someone who knows better than anyone: Our trusty Navigator Will Oxley: ...