sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery

 

Sail-World.com : Volvo Ocean Race: Camper completes testing and heads for Europe

Volvo Ocean Race: Camper completes testing and heads for Europe

'Camper rests up outside Emirates Team NZ’s base on a cold wet, winter’s day in Auckland'    © Richard Gladwell    Click Here to view large photo

Boat testing for the Volvo 70, Camper, sailed by Emirates Team New Zealand, has ended.

After sailing 8,000 nautical miles in the last three months, Camper has been lifted out of the water and is being decommissioned before shipping to Europe later this month. Camper was launched in April, since then the team has taken on a schedule, which has included a tour of New Zealand, the Auckland Fiji race, their 2000 mile qualification sail and many offshore sailing trips.

Camper is lifted out of the water in Auckland -  Camper   Click Here to view large photo
Camper/Emirates Team New Zealand skipper Chris Nicholson says: 'Our testing phase in New Zealand is complete we have sailed 8,000 nautical miles since April. We’ve sailed from the tropics to the edge of the Southern Ocean, so it’s been a great opportunity for us to really push Camper in a wide range of true race conditions. With our time in New Zealand now drawing to a close, we have new goals now for Europe leading up to the starting line'.

The sailing team will remain in Auckland until the end of July to finalise details on the sail inventory and other areas ahead of the race.

'We have a lot of work to do over the next few days before we ship the boat to Europe', he added. 'We will analyse all the data that has been collated over three months of testing. Will Oxley and Andrew McLean have been working on the analysis, looking at every possible option for sails, loads, speed and overall performance in different conditions'

'While we’ve been working from constant updates on this throughout the testing period, this is a chance for the whole team to sit down and look through everything and make some final decisions,' Chris Nicholson said.

Just three months remain until the start in Alicante, the team will have some time off over August before they re-group in Europe in early September. Camper will undergo further sail testing during her delivery from the UK to Spain, after which the team will sail to Camper’s headquarters in Palma for corporate activity before their arrival in Alicante at the end of September.

The Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 is due to start on the 29 October in Alicante, Spain and will finish in Galway, Ireland in July 2012.



Camper website
Volvo Ocean Race website




by Sail-World

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=85924

10:07 AM Thu 14 Jul 2011 GMT






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
2011 Emirates Team New Zealand news
2012 Camper - Volvo Ocean Race sale

Related News Stories:

12 Apr 2014  Royals go match racing on the Waitemata: Image gallery - 2
11 Apr 2014  Royals go match racing on the Waitemata: Image gallery - 1
11 Apr 2014  Emirates Team NZ: Royals duke it out on the Waitemata
21 Jan 2014  Extreme Sailing Series: Emirates Team NZ get back into action + Video
02 Oct 2013  America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ pleased to have Aussies on board
02 Sep 2013  America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ's first sail out of the shed
20 Aug 2013  Louis Vuitton Cup: Finals Race 3 - another point for Emirates Team NZ
18 Aug 2013  Louis Vuitton Cup Final: Emirates Team NZ - drama and damage in Race 1
10 Aug 2013  America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ head incredulous on measurement issue
28 Jul 2013  Louis Vuitton Cup: Emirates Team NZ's tally now at eight points
MORE STORIES ...

News - USA and the World



















Anna Tunnicliffe set to compete at the CrossFit Games by Anna Tunnicliffe, Pittsburgh, PA
























Final day shakes up standings at Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek by Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Race Week 2014,














2014 Governor's Cup - Two former winners in the finals by Nancy Mellon, Corona del Mar, CA


America's Cup: Iain Murray explains reasons for Australian withdrawal *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz, Auckland, New Zealand








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
New York Yacht Club Race Week - Marstrom 32 fleet off to anxious start
Melges 32 European Championship - Day 3 images by Max Ranchi
CYC Race to Mackinac - Cruising fleet sets sail in 106th edition
Team Alvimedica getting a touchup
PWA Pozo World Cup - Plenty of drama on day 5
ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship - Day 5 Videos
NYYC Race Week - High performance classes put on shoreside show
2014 Pacific Cup - 'Invisible Hand' the first boat to finish
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - B.C.'s Eric Holden skippers wins
America's Cup: Updates on Team Australia withdraw
J/70 North American titles - Brian Keane moves to top of leaderboard
2016-2017 America's Cup - Team Australia withdraws
VX One North American Championship - Chris Alexander takes charge
America's Cup: Team NZ disappointed, but on track after Australians go
America's Cup: Hamilton Island decides not to proceed with Challenge.
America's Cup: Challenger of Record withdraws from Regatta
WWA Wakeboard National Championships head to Waco   
Farr 40 West Coast Championship - Day 2   
RP52 Scarlet Runner sails in San Francisco   
2014 Governor's Cup - Nevin Snow and team on form   
ISAF Youth Worlds - Americans claim silver medals in Tavira   
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Day 1   
Melges 32 European Championship - Day 2 images by Carlo Borlenghi   
Windsurfing and Kiteboarding World Cup to take place on Fuerteventura   
ISAF Youth Worlds - Medals decided in thrilling Tavira conclusion   
7th Annual Swim for Cystic Fibrosis to take place July 21st   
Melges 32 European Championship - Day 2 images by Max Ranchi   
Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek, Day 2 - It just keeps getting better   
ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship final day preview   
AWT Pacasmayo Classic 2014 - Catching up with Levi Siver   
Top Kiwi Laser sailor just avoids being on downed airliner   
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Trans-Atlantic: Team Alvimedica - 500 Miles   
Pacific Cup 2014 – Photos of ‘Invisible Hand’   
International 14 World Championships - No excuse for not being there   
VX One North American Champ - Four races on opening day lead to tie   
J/70 North American Championship opens with Healy-Keane tight battle   


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