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Volvo Ocean Race Auckland Stopover News 20 - Auckland's new sculpture

'Volvo Ocean Race Village, Auckland, Day 3'    Richard Gladwell    Click Here to view large photo

Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race finished on Saturday night, and the Race Village is open in the Viaduct.

The Global Party is underway 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

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Issue 20

13 March 2012

The shore crews continue their race to repair and maintain - all the yachts are due to return to the water by Thursday morning at the latest in preparation for the practice race that day.

Read the latest Volvo Ocean Race news here

Wednesday is China 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.

New sculpture for Auckland

Uploaded ImageA sculpture with a difference is being created at the Voyager NZ Maritime Museum this week.

Schoolchildren and the public are invited to join Skeleton Sea artist João Parrinha to help create a sculpture of a Whale’s Tail made from beach trash as part of the Volvo Ocean Race’s Keep the Oceans Clean! environmental project.

More than 40 volunteers joined the Motuihi beach clean-up last Saturday to gather up flotsam and jetsam to use for the sculpture. They were surprised at how clean the island beach appeared.

“It’s a problem that we have with this beach. When I was here a few days ago there was very little rubbish,” said Jacqui Smith, co-ordinator of the Keep the Oceans Clean! campaign.“ It is beautifully pristine. I’ve got a little handful of a few things I did pick up so it’ll be interesting to see what you find as it is all going to be quite small and hard to see.”

John Mills, Resident Ranger from the Department of Conservation, explained that although the beach looked debris-free, much is carried by the wind and tides from Auckland City. “There was a party on the beach here last night so you could find anything!” he said.

The volunteers came from all walks of life: some visitors, some residents; all sharing the common goal to keep NZ green. It was “a day to get out and enjoy the outdoors” for the Holder family with their two boys Ethan & Jacob, who read about the event online, and for Maxine and 8 year old daughter Ramatu, “a chance to help out & do some good.”

As both John & Jacqui emphasised, it is the little things that cause the most damage: penguins swimming into plastic that wraps around their body causing drowning or birds ingesting bottle caps causing death.

The clean-up volunteer team became super sleuths. Lifting up a piece of driftwood or using a foot to move washed-up seaweed quickly uncovered plastic lids, string, bits of glass, plastic six-pack rings and more.

By the time the group gathered at the wharf to board the ferry back to Auckland, it was mission accomplished. An ample supply of flotsam and jetsam had been gathered ready for Parrinha to start sculpting.

Pupils from local Auckland schools will help create the whale’s tail with Parrinha in conducted workshops in daily workshops until Thursday as part of the Schools Programme and on Friday and Saturday the workshops are open to the public.

If you want to learn more, Parrinha is holding an informal presentation about the story behind Skeleton Sea - their artwork and experiences at The Dome Cinema in the Volvo Ocean Race Village on Wednesday 14 March at 6:30pm. This is a free event.

Connect with CAMPER!

Uploaded ImageEmirates Team New Zealand are opening the doors to the public tomorrow (Wednesday) for a rare chance to view CAMPER up close.

It's your opportunity to go behind the scenes of the CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand campaign for the Volvo Ocean Race. A full travelling base constructed of shipping containers, which serve as workshops, has been built at the team's Viaduct Harbour base, 135 Halsey Street.

The base will be open from 4.30 - 8.30pm. The entire CAMPER crew and shore crew will be there and, as a bonus, the America's Cup sailing team will be on hand.

Access to the base will be signposted from Halsey Street and Wynyard Quarter.

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