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

 

Sail-World.com : Volvo Ocean Race: Camper takes second In-port race in Cape Town

Volvo Ocean Race: Camper takes second In-port race in Cape Town

'CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand maneuvering for the start of the Cape Town in Port race of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011 - 2012. 10/12/2011'    Emirates Team New Zealand    Click Here to view large photo

Camper with Emirates Team New Zealand has secured second place in the Cape Town in-port race as action kicks off again in the Volvo Ocean Race.

In champagne sailing conditions on Table Bay of a steady 15 to 20 knot south westerly Telefonica took first place, but a solid performance from Camper saw them fight back from a slow start to finish 43 seconds behind.

The result leaves the Volvo leadership board unchanged with Camper still second overall three points adrift of first place.

After being off the pace at the start Camper sat in third place for the first half of the race before taking advantage of a sail handling mistake aboard Puma to slip into second place. Despite a spirited fight back from Puma on the final leg Camper managed to hold onto second for the finish.

Skipper Chris Nicholson while happy with the points is still looking for more.

Start of the Cape Town in Port race of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011 - 2012. -  Emirates Team New Zealand?nid=91710   Click Here to view large photo

'Like leg one it’s great to have the points and I was really impressed with our crew work out there today. It’s just frustrating that we didn’t nail the start. Aside from that I thought it was a good performance. This fleet is so competitive though that one small mistake like we made today can cost you the race.

'I feel that as a unit we’re on the edge of turning in a top class performance so we’ve just got to keep on hammering away until we reach that point. The reality is that in this race if you can consistently get podium finishes then you’re in good shape but we expect more.

'It’s a relief to have came through today without any damage and both boat and crew are in great shape for the start of leg two tomorrow. To be honest we can’t wait to get out there and deliver the result we know we’re capable of. It’s simple – we want to be at the top of the leader board.

'Leg two is going to be just as challenging as the one before it but we’re confident that we’re well positioned to show some good form. The return of Abu Dhabi, Puma and Sanya is going to add a whole new dimension and we know that everybody is going to come out fighting hard for points.

'We’re ready to go racing.'

Camper with Emirates Team New Zealand in the Cape Town in Port race of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011 - 2012. 10/12/2011 -  Emirates Team New Zealand?nid=91710   Click Here to view large photo

In-port races take place in all 10 host ports along the 39,000 nautical mile route and deliver over 20 percent of the points. They are sailed close to shore over short, sharp courses requiring multiple sail changes.

Camper is straight back in action on Sunday with Leg 2 to Abu Dhabi, starting at 1300 GMT/0100 Monday NZT.

The route has been redrawn for the second leg because of the threat of piracy in the Indian Ocean, with the teams due to make for an undisclosed safe haven port and then be transported by heavy lift ship to a position off the Sharjah coastline in the northern Emirates. From there they will sprint in to Abu Dhabi for the finish.




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=91710

9:08 PM Sat 10 Dec 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
2012 Camper - Volvo Ocean Race sale

Related News Stories:

21 Aug 2012  Volvo Ocean Race: Official Video of latest edtion
21 Aug 2012  Volvo Ocean Race: All-Women crew announced for the 2014-15 edition
31 Jul 2012  B&G helps Volvo Ocean Race winner to victory
18 Jul 2012  Volvo Ocean Race: And when the race is over.... + Video
18 Jul 2012  Volvo Ocean Race: Calling up the Reinforcements
16 Jul 2012  The most successful Volvo Ocean Race yet
16 Jul 2012  Volvo Ocean Race: Sanderson wants to go again
16 Jul 2012  Volvo Ocean Race: Reluctant hero Marsh takes seamanship honour
16 Jul 2012  Volvo Ocean race: How the closest ever race was won
10 Jul 2012  Volvo Ocean Race - Perfection never enough for Franck Cammas
MORE STORIES ...

News - USA and the World









Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show - 13 things to See and do by Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show,




Volvo Ocean Race: Update from Team Vestas Wind in images by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,








Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Classic Garda conditions on day 2 by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,
























Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Alessandro Rombelli's 'STIG' leads by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,






















2014 18' Skiff International Regatta - Day 2
2014 Audi Melges 20 World Championship - It's go time in Garda
2nd Annual Keith Dinsmoor Regatta September 13-14
Aldo Alessio Regatta - Three days of tight racing
PWA Alacati World Cup - First blood to Van Der Steen and Offringa
Oakcliff Sailing hosts the Nacra 17, 49er and 49erFX Nationals + Video
International 18ft Skiff Regatta underway on San Francisco Bay
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup 2014 - Quality fleet for Maxi Classic
Sailing Champions League - which is Europe's best sailing club?
Weta fun at the Wine & Roses Regatta
Extreme Sailing Series: The Wave, Muscat claims victory on Cardiff Bay
International 14 World Championships 2015: Not just for boys
Rio de Janeiro achieves 50% treatment of sewage outflow *Feature
2014 AWT Quatro Desert Showdown - Event memorable videos
2014 18' Skiff Int Regatta: Day 1 at San Francisco - Reversal on beach
Emirates Team NZ: Last race boost cannot save team from table bottom
PWA Alacati World Cup - Furious slalom is upon us
J/111 World Championships - The Winner is Shmokin Joe!
J/24 US National Championship - Victory for Will Welles’ Cougar
Extreme Sailing Series: View the Final Day's action - Replay
NYYC Grandmasters Team Race - Reign continues for Noroton Yacht Club   
WSSR announces new World Record Around Britain and Ireland   
IFDS Worlds 2014 - Final day photos by Tim Wilkes   
2014 Detroit Cup - Morvan wins   
Newport Bucket Regatta 2014 -Images by George Bekris   
IFDS Worlds 2014 - Final report: USA qualifies for Rio 2016   
Extreme Sailing Series: Absent With-Out Leave – Ben Ainslie Racing   
2014 IFDS World Championship - New champions claim medals   
2014 IFDS World Championships - Sunday’s race images by Tim Wilkes   
Shark World Championships underway in Toronto   
Anna Tunnicliffe: Alinghi second o'all - Extreme Sailing Series, Day 3   
Formula Kite World Championships - Nocher and Bridge crowned Champions   
Emirates Team NZ: Frustrating Day 3 in Extreme Sailing Series, Cardiff   
Extreme Sailing Series: Light winds help The Wave Muscat - Day 3   
Extreme Sailing Series 2014 Act five - Absent without leave – the wind   
IFDS Worlds 2014 - Images: Race day five   
Herreshoff Classic Regatta 2014 - Images by Ingrid Abery   
Youth Olympics - Gold to Argentinean and Chinese Techno 293 racers   
Youth Olympics Games Nanjing - Double Youth Olympic Gold for Singapore   
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race 2014 - Two Handers celebrate   


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