sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Volvo Ocean Race: Camper tries to beat Southern Ocean Depression
Volvo Ocean Race: Camper tries to beat Southern Ocean Depression

'Stuart Bannatyne and Adam Minoprio on watch as Camper with Emirates Team New Zealand pass into the ’furious fifties’ on their way South to Cape Horn during leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, from Auckland, New Zealand to Itajai, Brazil.'    Hamish Hooper/Camper ETNZ/Volvo Ocean Race©    Click Here to view large photo

Camper sailed by an Emirates Team New Zealand crew is heading south at speed as the team makes good progress towards Cape Horn in strong running conditions.

For much of the past 24 hours Camper has been averaging boat speeds of around 20 knots as it runs south in a 20 to 25 knot north westerly breeze. The team are expected to round Cape Horn early on Wednesday morning NZT as they race to say ahead of a strong low pressure system that is developing behind them.

Once they are around Cape Horn Camper will be able to head north, and if they can stay in front of the low pressure system a fast trip to Itajai should be ensured with a current estimated time of arrival of April 16/17th (Sail-World: By our calculations, late on the 16th April or early hours of 17th April NZT).

Camper skipper Chris Nicholson says that conditions are looking good for a quick rounding of Cape Horn and trip north.

'It’s not as bad or as hard as what people think. Certainly the next eight days we’re looking at to get to Itajaí, they’re a lot easier than the eight or nine days it took us to get to Puerto Montt when we broke the boat.

'We’ll still have 30 to 40 knots, so it’s still very windy in anyone’s books. It’s all running conditions though and then once we’ve passed the Horn there’ll be a lot of tight reaching.

'But all in all it’s all looking pretty good. We need to get around the Horn reasonably fast, there is a lot of breeze coming so hopefully we can stay in front of all that.

'We will back off a little bit but the boat is in perfect working order so we’re able to run it in full race trim. The incentive for us here is to get a fourth place and get valuable points so we are very focused on pushing the boat as hard as possible.

'Everyone is really looking forward to getting to Cape Horn, hopefully we can just get north before the breeze hits.'

Camper in the latest position report at 1500h 10 April NZT is sailing at 19 knots in a 18.5 knot north westerly.


by Thomas Pryor

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=95901

9:04 AM Tue 10 Apr 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:

10 Apr 2012  Volvo Ocean Race: Camper Blogs from the Horn .. dreamin' of Hooters
10 Apr 2012  Volvo Ocean Race: Ken Read - the adventure so far + Audio and Video
10 Apr 2012  How the Internet can do what other media cannot - a must read!!
10 Apr 2012  Volvo Ocean Race Leg 5 - Groupama continue to make headway
09 Apr 2012  Volvo Ocean Race: Two now heading for Leg 5 finish
09 Apr 2012  Volvo Ocean Race - Telefonica's complex comeback
09 Apr 2012  Volvo Ocean Race - Cammas on the brighter side
08 Apr 2012  Volvo Ocean Race: Camper back in race mode for Itajai +Video
08 Apr 2012  Volvo Ocean Race - Camper back at sea + Video
07 Apr 2012  Volvo Ocean Race: Groupama and Camper resume the chase for third place
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World











































International Moth Worlds: Rashley ahead as Aussies close in by Mark Jardine / YachtsandYachting.com,




















International Moth Worlds - Mothballed on day 4 + Video by Mark Jardine / YachtsandYachting.com,




Gladwell's Line: A change of direction needed in the America's Cup *Feature
29er North American Championship - Day 1 in Kingston
Red Bull 49erFX: First look at the Olympic sailing venue at Rio
Fuerteventura Kiteboarding Grand Slam - Classic conditions on day 3
NYYC Race Week Part II images by Rolex/Daniel Forster
Drowning or electric shock? What you need to know to help save a life
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 1
Six Metre European Championship - Blazing sunshine on opening day
National Sailing Hall of Fame to present Lifetime Achievement Award
International Moth Worlds: Greenhalgh and Rashley tied at the top
PWA Pozo World Cup - Fantastic finale determines winners
Six Metre Class British Open Championship - Llanoria and Valhalla win
Anna Tunnicliffe set to compete at the CrossFit Games
America's Cup: Oracle Team USA holds foiling camp at Wangi SC
Volvo Ocean Race: Abu Dhabi OR completes double Atlantic crossing
Volvo Ocean Race: Team SCA has a 'pull through day' off the Canaries
No tiller sailing - how to steer using just the sails + Video
International Moth Worlds: Three bullets in a row for Greenhalgh
U.S. Junior Women’s Singlehanded Championship - Sophia Reineke wins
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 0 Opening
Fuerteventura World Cup - Slalom action highlights day 2   
2014 Governor's Cup - Sam Gilmour of RFBYC victorious again   
Farr 40 West Coast Champ - Skipper Alberto Rossi leads Enfant Terrible   
Flying Dutchman World Championships - Magyars are the Masters   
Final day shakes up standings at Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek   
2014 -15 Volvo Ocean Race: Team Alvimedica pushing towards Southampton   
NYYC Race Week - Saving the best for last   
VX One North American Championship - Chris Alexander commands   
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Waiting game on Day 3   
International Moth Worlds: Thunderstorms delay racing on Day 1   
Fuerteventura World Cup - Impressive tricks on day 1   
2014 Governor's Cup - Two former winners in the finals   
America's Cup: Iain Murray explains reasons for Australian withdrawal *Feature   
Wilson and Roble remain number one match racers in U.S.   
2014 ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship - Set to start   
PWA Pozo World Cup - Moreno twins dominate home spot   
ISAF Youth Worlds - Record breaking regatta in Tavira + Video   
Melges 32 European Championship - Robertissima remains out front   
Farr 40 West Coast Championship - Italians take one-point lead   
Melges 32 European Championship - Day 3 images by Carlo Borlenghi   


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.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT