sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Volvo Ocean Race: Noon finish predicted for Camper in Brazil + Video
Volvo Ocean Race: Noon finish predicted for Camper in Brazil + Video

'The Last Supper? Not quite. Rob Salthouse and Stuart Bannatyne eating breakfast onboard 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

The end of Leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race is finally in sight for Camper with Emirates Team New Zealand.

After almost a month of ocean racing the team are just 36 nm in a direct route or 40nm on a sailed course and are approximately 6hrs from the finish as of 2100hrs NZT. The New Zealand Spanish entry is predicted to finish in the early hours of Wednesday morning or around noon local time (1500hrs UTC) .

Latest projections show Camper hitting light winds on the final couple of hours which will slow her, unless there is a route around the hole.

For the past day speeds have been consistently high on Camper as they clock off the remaining few hundred miles with the boat easing along at between 14 and 20 knots of boat speed for much of the past 24 hours.

Camper trimmer/driver Tony Rae says the weather has been kind to the team as the marathon leg nears its end.

Some early preparations for reaching Itajai, change of clothes and checking charts onboard 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

'We’ve probably had the best conditions we could ask for getting up the coast here. It was pretty lumpy and bumpy around the Horn, but the last few days we have been sailing downwind at speeds of up to 20 knots.

'We’ve been making good time and it has been pretty nice sailing actually, so we’re pretty lucky. It means that we’ve got valuable hours onshore to get the boat ready to go, and hopefully have a day off before loading the boat again and hitting the Pro-Am and the In-Port race.

'We haven’t just been cruising along, we’ve been pushing the boat as hard as possible in the conditions we’ve had without doing any damage. We need to get there (Itajai) as soon as possible and I know the shore crew are very keen to pull things apart and get the rig out – we need every hour we can get really.

'What’s comforting is we’ve sailed from Puerto Montt around the Horn and given the boat a pretty good battering again. It gives us a lot of confidence in the repairs that were made.'

Camper in the latest position report at 2100 17 April NZT is sailing at 10.5 knots in a 10.5 knot NE breeze according to the latest update from the Volvo Ocean Race Tracker.


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=96181

8:50 AM Tue 17 Apr 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:

17 Apr 2012  Volvo Ocean Race - Camper close in on Leg 5 finish
16 Apr 2012  Volvo Ocean Race: Camper 24 hours out from the finish in Itajai
16 Apr 2012  Volvo Ocean Race - Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing's Azzam heads for Itajai
16 Apr 2012  Volvo Ocean Race - Camper contemplates perfect conditions + Video
14 Apr 2012  Volvo Ocean Race: Camper only 1,000nm from Leg finish
13 Apr 2012  Volvo Ocean race: Skippers comment on Leg 5 attrition
13 Apr 2012  Volvo Ocean Race - Camper feeling the wrath
12 Apr 2012  Volvo Ocean Race - Camper's pioneering spirit + Video
12 Apr 2012  Volvo Ocean race: Top designer speaks out on structural issues
11 Apr 2012  Volvo Ocean Race: Camper passes the landmark of ocean sailing, at last
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World





























































International Moth Worlds: Rashley ahead as Aussies close in by Mark Jardine / YachtsandYachting.com,






ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards - Nominations now open
BIC Techno 293 Worlds - Steady winds on day 2 + Video
29er North American Open Championship - Qualifying series wraps up
Opening ceremony O'pen Bic World Cup, Travemunde Week, Germany
Six Metre Europeans - Wind fails to make an appearance on day 2
Edgartown Race Weekend - Let the sailing (and good times) begin
ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship - Action commences July 23
International Moth Worlds - Mothballed on day 4 + Video
Spirits high as Team Alvimedica completes Transatlantic crossing
Gladwell's Line: A change of direction needed in the America's Cup *Feature
29er North American Championship - Day 1 in Kingston
Red Bull 49erFX: First look at the Olympic sailing venue at Rio
Fuerteventura Kiteboarding Grand Slam - Classic conditions on day 3
NYYC Race Week Part II images by Rolex/Daniel Forster
Drowning or electric shock? What you need to know to help save a life
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 1
Six Metre European Championship - Blazing sunshine on opening day
National Sailing Hall of Fame to present Lifetime Achievement Award
International Moth Worlds: Greenhalgh and Rashley tied at the top
PWA Pozo World Cup - Fantastic finale determines winners
Six Metre Class British Open Championship - Llanoria and Valhalla win   
Anna Tunnicliffe set to compete at the CrossFit Games   
America's Cup: Oracle Team USA holds foiling camp at Wangi SC   
Volvo Ocean Race: Abu Dhabi OR completes double Atlantic crossing   
Volvo Ocean Race: Team SCA has a 'pull through day' off the Canaries   
No tiller sailing - how to steer using just the sails + Video   
International Moth Worlds: Three bullets in a row for Greenhalgh   
U.S. Junior Women’s Singlehanded Championship - Sophia Reineke wins   
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 0 Opening   
Fuerteventura World Cup - Slalom action highlights day 2   
2014 Governor's Cup - Sam Gilmour of RFBYC victorious again   
Farr 40 West Coast Champ - Skipper Alberto Rossi leads Enfant Terrible   
Flying Dutchman World Championships - Magyars are the Masters   
Final day shakes up standings at Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek   
2014 -15 Volvo Ocean Race: Team Alvimedica pushing towards Southampton   
NYYC Race Week - Saving the best for last   
VX One North American Championship - Chris Alexander commands   
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Waiting game on Day 3   
International Moth Worlds: Thunderstorms delay racing on Day 1   
Fuerteventura World Cup - Impressive tricks on day 1   


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 VIR US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT