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Volvo Ocean Race Auckland Stopover News 18 - What a Welcome

'Puma heads for the finish with her Berg underwater graphic visible - Volvo Ocean Race, Leg 4 Finish'    Richard Gladwell    Click Here to view large photo

As the fleet battle it out on the way into Auckland, the Race Village is open in the Viaduct.

The Global Party begins with twelve hours of entertainment every day from 9am to 9pm. Today's line up includes five live bands as well as race highlights and action on the big screens. Then there's the Volvo Experience with the Grinding Challenge, the Race simulator and Air Balls on water plus movies in the 3D cinema and the Dome. And it's all free

AUCKLAND HOSPITALITY SHOWCASE THE RACE SCHOOLS NEWS MEDIA VOLUNTEERS GALLERY

Issue 18

11 March 2012

What a day! All the fleet is now in Auckland, the boats are being hauled out as shore crews work frantically to get the boats in tiptop condition before racing resumes on Thursday.

Read the latest Race news here

Monday is United Arab Emirates day at the Global Party. Check our website for full details of the day's entertainment. See you there!

The 2011/12 Volvo Ocean Race

The Race features nine Legs with Stopovers in Cape Town (South Africa), Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates), Sanya (China), Auckland (New Zealand), Itajai (Brazil), Miami (USA), Lisbon (Portugal) and Lorient (France) with the finish in Galway (Ireland) in July 2012.

Six teams have entered the Race, including CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand.

News from CAMPER

Keep up to date with the latest news direct from Emirates Team New Zealand entry CAMPER by reading the ETNZ blog. Read more here.

Follow the Race

The organisers of the 2011/12 Volvo Ocean Race have made it easy to follow the live action from the Race every minute of the day. There's live video streaming, a Race Tracker, blogs, daily updates on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter in addition to global media coverage. Find all the links here

The Auckland Stopover

The Volvo Ocean Race fleet is now scheduled to arrive in Auckland at the end of Leg 4 from Sanya (China) on Saturday 10 March 2012 (subject to change). The Pro-Am Race is on Friday 16 March and the In-Port Race on Saturday 17 March. The Start of Leg 5 will take place on Sunday 18 March.

Coming down to the Race Village

Check out isitbusy.co.nz to find out about any transport delays and to see what's going on in the Race Village.

Website

Keep up to date with all the news from the Auckland Stopover on our website . We are on Facebook and Twitter too.

What a day!

Uploaded ImagePUMA powered by Berg Propulsion took second place in Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race, arriving in Auckland at 11:55.43.

As skipper Ken Read and his crew wearily climbed onto the stage for the official presentation, the watchers on the water and foreshore watched the climax of a great race for the line between Telefonica and CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand. Telefonica just held off CAMPER, crossing the line 93 seconds ahead - an incredibly small margin after more than 20 days of racing from Sanya.

Less than 40 minutes later, the crowds welcomed home Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing followed by Team Sanya.

"My God, I feel good to be in Auckland," said Read immediately after PUMA finished. "From day one of this Leg, ever since we sailed into the South China Sea, it's been tough. I know that's what we signed up for but man this is a challenging Leg."

"It was a really close race but we just ran out of runway at the end," said CAMPER skipper Chris Nicholson. "It was the toughest Leg so far. Now we're really tired and we're just looking forward to being home."

1. Groupama Finish time: 23:33.47 Sat 10 March (elapsed time 19d 15h 35m 54s)

2. PUMA powered by Berg Propulsion Finish time: 11:55.43 Sun 11 March (elapsed time 20d 3h 57m 50s)

3. Telefonica Finish time: 12:43.15 (elapsed time 20d 4h 45m 22s)

4. CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand Finish time: 12:44.48 (elapsed time 20d 4h 46m 55s)

5. Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing Finish time: 13:18.28 (elapsed time 20d 5h 20m 35s)

6. Team Sanya Finish time: 13:53.36 (elapsed time 20d 5h 55m 43s)

The next generation

Uploaded ImageEight teams of youth sailors have participated this weekend in the Auckland Stopover Volvo Ocean Race Academy.

The Academy worked closely with the New Zealand Optimist Association to bring the teams from Canterbury, Whakatere, Kohimarama, Napier and Murrays Bay into the Viaduct area for a three day training and racing series.

Each of the teams comprise four or five experienced youth sailors, including at least one girl, and their own coach. They represent one of each of the Volvo Ocean Race teams, an Auckland team and a Volvo Ocean Race team.

The Academy began Friday in the Volvo Pavilion with training and coaching sessions and runs through to today with a racing final series.

The goal of the Volvo Ocean Race Academy is to leave behind a trailing wake of new umpires and excited and professionally trained youth in each of the Stopover cities. Thus the training and coaching sessions, lead by Chris Atkins, an ISAF Clinic Instructor, will also be training seven adults to be umpires.

Katie Hearsum, the Academy Youth Sailing Coordinator, said she wants to ensure the kids leave with big smiles having learned some new sailing tactics and be better team racers. “Maybe someday some of these kids will participate in a Volvo Ocean Race themselves,” she says. “Currently, the rules of Volvo Ocean Race dictate that each boat must have at least three sailors under the age of 30 onboard. We believe it is important to nurture the future generations of sailing.”

The Volvo Ocean Race brings 21 Optimists for use in the Academy at each Stopover. The Optimist boat was selected for the Academy because of its common worldwide use and reputation for "growing" professional sailors.

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