sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Sail-World.com : Volvo Ocean Race - Amazing turnaround for Camper
Volvo Ocean Race - Amazing turnaround for Camper

'CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand on Leg 7 - Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12'    Hamish Hooper/Camper ETNZ/Volvo Ocean Race©

Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 team Camper with Emirates Team New Zealand, in an amazing turnaround midway on Leg 7 from Miami to Lisbon, stormed to the front of the fleet on Friday having been last 48 hours earlier.

The decision to abandon their southern position and take a more northerly track paid dividends as they left previous frontrunners Telefonica and Groupama in their slipstream.

In the latest position report at 13:02 on Friday, May 25, Camper was 11 nm ahead of second-placed Abu Dhabi, 26 clear of race leader Telefonica and 39 nm in front of Groupama.

Only two days earlier, Chris Nicholson’s Camper crew were more than 80 miles behind the leaders, and their hopes of clawing their way back into contention looked remote. But the brave decision by Nicholson and navigator Will Oxley to cut their losses and adopt a completely different strategy was richly rewarded as they flew to the top of the pack.

Skipper Nicholson was delighted to be in front, but insisted there was still a long way to go in this intriguing leg.
'There’s a lot of variable weather going on with the leg and it makes for an unstable leaderboard,' Nicholson said on Friday. 'There’s so much left to play out in this leg – it’s far from straightforward.'

Nicholson was happy that he and his crew were able to turn things around in such a short space of time.
'It’s never good dropping a huge amount of miles on a sudden cloud, but if you’re going to do it, it’s better to do it early as it gives you more time to make it back up,' he said.'Now we are just trying to skirt around the outside of a high pressure system coming down, and hopefully this is a little bit safer. Then hopefully there will be some good running conditions heading towards Lisbon.'

Media crew member Hamish Hooper was equally restrained in expressing his joy at Camper’s staggering recovery.
'It’s a nice feeling going from one wrong extreme to the right one, but by no means anything to get too carried away with other than a quiet grin and momentary warm sense of satisfaction for the guys who have all been toiling away quietly and focused, sailing the boat to its optimum from a point two days ago where a lot of other teams might have just given up,' he said.

Position report 1300 UTC (25/05/12)
Camper with Emirates Team New Zealand DTF 2058.8nm
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing +11.3 nm
Puma Ocean Racing powered by Berg +18.8 nm
Team Telefonica + 26.2nm
Groupama Sailing + 39.5 nm
Team Sanya + 71.6 nm

Camper with Emirates Team New Zealand website


by Lucy Harwood

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=97677

4:21 PM Fri 25 May 2012GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.

Click for further information on
2011-12 Volvo Ocean Race

Related News Stories:

26 May 2012  Volvo Ocean Race - Frustrating sailing for Puma's Mar Mostro
25 May 2012  Volvo Ocean Race: Leaders set to zigzag to Lisbon
25 May 2012  Volvo Ocean Race - Puma's Mar Mostro claws back
25 May 2012  Volvo Ocean Race - Unexpected twist for the fleet
25 May 2012  Volvo Ocean Race: North or East? That is the Question.
25 May 2012  Volvo Ocean Race - Drastic change of heart for Groupama 4
24 May 2012  Volvo Ocean Race - Puma's Mar Mostro trampled
24 May 2012  Volvo Ocean Race - Lesson learned for Puma skipper + Video
24 May 2012  Volvo Ocean Race: Camper slides to the back of the fleet + Video
24 May 2012  Volvo Ocean Race - Move proves costly for Camper
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World







































America's Cup Book Review: Winging It - Oracle Team USA's comeback *Feature by Richard Gladwell Sail-World.com/nz,




Rolex China Sea Race 2014 - nip and tuck for IRC honours by RHKYC and Guy Nowell, Sail-World Asia, Hong Kong
























Les Voiles de St. Barth - Weather factors in + Video
HUD Vision: An interview with Afterguard Marine’s Alex Moret *Feature
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - US Sailing Team ready for action
Volvo Ocean Race - Dongfeng Race Team first official qualifier
Springtime boat buyers need to take care of a few key things
ISAF Match Race Rankings for 16 April 2014
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres – World’s best to race on French Riviera
Rolex China Sea Race – Fleet off to a clean start
America's Cup: Expected de Ridder penalty should be reduced *Feature
World Youth Sailing Week – Second edition officially presented + Video
Rolex China Sea Race - Sailing classic returns
Les Voiles de St Barth – Fired up for battle
CNN Mainsail Down Under for the 75th JJ Giltinan Trophy - 18ft skiffs
Volvo Ocean Race: North Sails on outfitting the Volvo 65
Image gallery: James Cook High's Royal encounter on Steinlager 2 *Feature
Volvo Ocean Race - Maersk Line named shipping partner
Congressional Cup - Victory for Taylor Canfield and crew
SSV Oliver Hazard Perry joins America's Tall Ship fleet + Video
2014 Halifax – Saint-Pierre Ocean Race
Oyster Regatta Antigua - Glorious conditions prevail on final day
WWA Pro Card Qualifier - Pro Cards earned at Freedom Wake Park   
Christmas Caribbean Rally - Top class sailors to compete   
Earth Day boater tips   
Anna Tunnicliffe - from CrossFit to Extreme 40's   
Charleston Race Week - Photos by Chris Howell   
Image Gallery: Stratis SL33 flies on the Waitemata   
Audi Melges 20- Sperry Topsider Charleston Race Week - Light final day   
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - PSP Logistics prepares for USA   
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères - Crème of the crop to compete   
Congressional Cup: Luna Rossa makes podium in first event   
Int 14 World Championships 2015 launch new event website   
International Optimist Regatta Clinic and Team Race - Register now!   
Congressional Cup: World top rankers finish that way in Long Beach   
Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week Day 3 finale   
America's Cup: Gino Morrelli outlines the new AC62 design   
Doyle Sails New Zealand signs Andrew Brown as One Design Manager   
America's Cup: Dean Barker's Blog - A sail with the Duke and Duchess *Feature   
29er World Youth Sailing Week Easter regatta - Day 1 and 2 overall   
C Thomas Clagett Jr Memorial Clinic/Regatta - Entries start to roll in   
50th Congressional Cup: See the delayed coverage and media conferences   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
X6XL NEW US