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
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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: ...
Pete Melvin: What Emirates Team NZ are learning from the SL33 program
By Pete Melvin,
6:47 PM Sat 12 Nov 2011
Top multihull designer, Pete Melvin blogs from the design office about what Emirates Team NZ has learned from the SL33 programme: The twin SL33s are getting a relentless workout at the hands of the Emirates Team NZ sailing crew that far exceeds anything anticipated during the design process. They are revelling in winds up to 30 knots and sea states ...
Camper: From the boat - On our way at last!
By Hanish Hooper,
6:43 PM Sat 12 Nov 2011
Hamish Hooper blogs from on board Camper sailed by Emirates Team NZ: My first thought of the day as I woke was that the overseas voting for the NZ elections had opened. This is great news, elections are so exciting! I love the drama of election night! The trouble is, I’m not really sure how getting voting papers to the Kiwis on board Camper in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean will work? ...
America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ fitting up for the wingsail tests
By Emirates Team NZ,
7:37 PM Fri 11 Nov 2011
Often we hear of the superb job and incredible hours put in by the support and shore teams for the America's Cup and other professional racing teams, but rarely do we get a look behind the shed door to see the teams work their magic. In this series of videos, Emirates Team NZ's boat builder Sean Regan explains some of the repairs and modifications being undertaken on the Emirates Team NZ's SL33s ...
America's Cup: Plenty of upside with innovative Twin Team strategy
By Richard Gladwell,
8:10 PM Thu 3 Nov 2011
Emirates Team NZ and Luna Rossa have announced the first ever formal collaboration between two teams in the America's Cup. The seven campaign competitor will partner with a three time challenger, Luna Rossa to collaborate on design, build and performance within the time frames permitted by the 34th America's Cup Protocol. In short it is very hard to find any downside in this deal for either party ...
America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ test wingsail on Waitemata
By Richard Gladwell, Auckland,NZ ,
2:45 PM Thu 3 Nov 2011
Emirates Team New Zealand today tested a wingsail on one of the two SL33's on the Waitemata Harbour.
The wingsail appeared to be different from the AC45 in profile, and from what could be observed is a two element wing. ...
Volvo Ocean race: Groupama protest Camper Team NZ after Inport Race
7:04 PM Sun 30 Oct 2011
Groupama sailing team's protest against CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand was dismissed after deliberation by the international jury after the first Inport Race in Alicante.
The protest was related to the forestay set-up on CAMPER, which was the subject of an application made to the independent arbitration panel earlier this month. ...