sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Volvo Ocean Race - Camper aim for Chilean pitstop + Video
Volvo Ocean Race - Camper aim for Chilean pitstop + Video

'The 2,000 Miles to Chile party on CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand 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

In the Volvo Ocean Race, the crew aboard Camper with Emirates Team New Zealand were in a positive frame of mind on Tuesday as the boat pushed on towards Puerto Montt to repair damage sustained in the Southern Ocean.

Temporary repairs have stabilised the bow section and the boat is less than 2000 nautical miles from the Chilean port and sailing in moderate weather. The calmer conditions have enabled the exhausted crew to catch up on some much-needed sleep while a replacement bulkhead and replacement longitudinals (hull supports) are due to be flown to Chile from Auckland on Friday.

'Life onboard is more or less back to normal and we are able to push the boat much harder than in the previous 35-50 knots of breeze,' said Nicholson.

Meanwhile shoreside Camper Shore Manager Neil 'Coxy' Cox is aiming for a quick pit-stop in Chile so the team can resume racing and claim some valuable points by finishing Leg 5 in Itajai.

'We have been in regular touch with Coxy and the shore team and they are getting everything together so that we can have a quick turnaround in Puerto Montt,' Nicholson said. 'Everything that we have done to date: destination, time and logistics all have to mesh as a package and work together, so fingers crossed that it will work and we can get back out in the race.'

'When you are working with very capable people with that attitude and desire they just make it work, which is good for us. Up to about four days ago Coxy and the shore crew were having time off. Now they are just jumping at trying to help get us back going again.'

Nicholson stressed that they were still mindful of the volatile Southern Ocean conditions and would not be throwing caution to the wind.

'Puerto Montt from here is a bit over seven or eight days away. It is hostile part of the world weather-wise and we have to keep that in mind,' he said 'It is still a big expanse of water but the routing looks pretty good at the moment, so hopefully everything goes to plan.'



Volvo Ocean Race website


by Stefano Blin

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=95333

7:56 PM Tue 27 Mar 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:

28 Mar 2012  Volvo Ocean race: Telefonica repair stop in Ushuaia confirmed
28 Mar 2012  Volvo Ocean Race - Puma's Mar Mostro racing for the Horn
27 Mar 2012  Volvo Ocean Race - Groupama helmsman Harmer could miss next leg
27 Mar 2012  Volvo Ocean Race - Team Sanya officially suspend racing
27 Mar 2012  Volvo Ocean Race: Telefonica tipped to make South American pit stop
27 Mar 2012  Volvo Ocean Race - Southern Ocean returns in force + Video
27 Mar 2012  Volvo Ocean Race: Chris Nicholson explains Camper's situation - Video
27 Mar 2012  Volvo Ocean Race - Great day onboard Puma's Mar Mostro
26 Mar 2012  Volvo Ocean Race: Camper's Mr Smooth comes into his own
26 Mar 2012  Volvo Ocean Race: Emirates Team NZ mount major repair effort in Chile
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World

Express 27 National Championship overall + Video by Erik Simonson, Pressure-Drop.US,


















America's Cup: Louis Vuitton Cup's Yves Carcelle dies at 66 *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,












Audi Melges 20 World Championship - ‘Samba Pa Ti’ crowned champion by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,










Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Final race to decide champion by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,










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,




America's Cup: 'The Doc' appointed as Commercial Commissioner
Wake Park Triple Crown - Registration open for final stop
Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Day 2 images by Stefano Gattini
Volvo Ocean Race - Two more join Dongfeng Race Team
OHPRI Teen Summer Camps make a splash
East to West: A profile of Volvo Ocean Race crew Team Dongfeng
Extreme Sailing Series - First-ever Turkish team to race in Istanbul
Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Race 4 images by Max Ranchi
New Around Britain and Ireland Monohull 40ft and less world record
Detroit Cup - Fifth place finish a difficult result for Neptune Racing
Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Alessandro Rombelli's 'STIG' leads
Volvo Ocean Race: Call of Duty comes first for Team Alvimedica
Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Day 1 images by Stefano Gattini
Helping boaters understand weather basics
PWA Alacati World Cup - Exciting finish on day 2
Match 40s find the surface again + Video
Audi Melges 20 World Championship - Day 1 images by Max Ranchi
Clagett Regatta names first Executive Director
Transatlantic Race - Fleet expanded for 2015 edition
IFDS World Championship overall
Anna Tunnicliffe: Alinghi finishes second - Extreme Sailing Series   
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   


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