sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Volvo Ocean Race Leg 5 - Camper finally arrive in Itajai + Audio
Volvo Ocean Race Leg 5 - Camper finally arrive in Itajai + Audio

'CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand have arrived in Itajai, Brazil - Leg 5 Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12'    Hamish Hooper/Camper ETNZ/Volvo Ocean Race©

Volvo Ocean Race entry Camper with Emirates Team New Zealand's marathon Leg 5 journey, that started in Auckland 30 days ago, is over. Camper finally arrived in Itajai, Brazil at 12:35:44 GMT on Tuesday (April 17).

The crew had to sail an estimated 3000 plus extra miles compared with their rivals – meaning a total of over 9,000 miles for the leg - after diverting to Chile for repairs to the boat’s damage bow after suffering structural damage in brutal Southern Ocean conditions.

Camper’s gallant effort in reaching the Leg 5 finish line saw them collect 15 valuable points and reclaim third place on the leaderboard.

Skipper Chris Nicholson lauded praise on his team for digging deep to finally get over the line after a month at sea.

'It’s about how resilient the team is,' he said. ' They just stood up and got on with the job, so I’m proud of the effort of the whole team.'

Tony Rae was delighted that the team stuck it out to claim 15 valuable points rather than retiring from the leg and having the boat shipped to Brazil from Chile.

'It’s been a long leg but it’s still really nice to actually sail and not have the boat on a ship,' he said. 'It’s also nice to feel that we’ve actually achieved something in getting some points for the effort.'

Stu Bannatyne echoed the sentiments of his Camper team-mate.

'Through all the trials and tribulations we’ve had on this leg and to still end up with fourth place and 15 points – that’s what this race is all about, gathering points as best you can,' he said. 'No points come easy in this race and this leg has been a classic example of that. We’ve had to fight pretty hard and work hard – the sailing team and the shore team - to get here and collect these points, so there’s an immense feeling of satisfaction.'

Despite having little time to rest, Bannatyne insisted the team would be as competitive as ever in Saturday’s in-port race.

'Our next race is on Saturday, and that’s enough time to get ready and get the essential work done,' he said. 'At the end of the day we’ll come out racing with no excuses not to do well.'

Audio interview with Chris Nicholson:


Camper with Emirates Team New Zealand website
Volvo Ocean Race website


by Lucy Harwood

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=96195

3:19 PM 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 finishes, Leg 5 is completed
17 Apr 2012  Volvo Ocean Race: To Squid or not to Squid? That is the Question.
17 Apr 2012  Volvo Ocean Race: Noon finish predicted for Camper in Brazil + Video
17 Apr 2012  Volvo Ocean Race - Abu Dhabi double up on Azzam repair
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
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 CEO Knut Frostad talks (Part I) *Feature by Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team,


















America's Cup: Team NZ wish Davis well with new team by Richard Gladwell, Sail-world.com/nz,


Fisher's View: Sailing perfection at Hamilton Island- Day 3 by Bob Fisher, Hamilton Island, Queensland




2014 Formula Kite World Championship Day 1 by Markus Schwendtner, Istanbul
























Opera House Cup - Images by Ingrid Abery by Ingrid Abery/Sail-World.com,


Teams descend upon Cowes for inaugural J/111 World Championships by Stuart Johnstone, Cowes, Isle of Wight, England
















Bart's Bash: Over 2300 entered from 588 yacht clubs - Join here
Halifax ready to welcome the world at 2014 IFDS World Championships
RC44 World Championship title to Bronenosec + Video
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week: Day 2 Images by Crosbie Lorimer
IFDS Worlds - Gary Jobson to attend opening ceremonies
Melges 32 U.S. National Championship - Dalton DeVos crowned champion
2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games trailer
2014 Chicago Grand Slam - Canfield wins
Round Britain and Ireland Race - Varuna takes overall lead
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week; Crosbie Lorimer Day 1 Images
Fisher's View: Hamilton Island Race Week - Day 1 - Stayin' Alive
CORK Olympic Classes Regatta 2014 - Day one
Youth Olympics: practice over, athletes welcomed, time for YOG sailing
Round Britain and Ireland Race - Record for Artemis-Team Endeavour
2014 Melges 32 U.S. National Championship - Day 2
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland: Artemis sets fourth course record
2014 Chicago Grand Slam - Top seeds survive as semi-finalists
420 and 470 Junior Europeans - Breezy day 4 in Gdynia
RC44 World Championship - Dramatic improvement for Artemis Racing
18' Skiff International Regatta - Action begins August 25th
Round Britain and Ireland Race - Challenging conditions arise   
Round Britain and Ireland Race - Record-breaking monohull victory   
Round Britain and Ireland Race - Dongfeng Race Team finishes third   
RC44 Marstrand World Championship - Bronenosec the star performer   
Bahamian Olympic Sailor to carry flag in honour of Sir Durward Knowles   
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race: Records continue to tumble   
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race: Course Record for Team SCA   
Round Britain and Ireland Race - Team Alvimedica completes the race   
2014 Melges 32 U.S. National Championship - Day 1   
420 and 470 Junior European Championships - A crazy race day 3   
2014 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race: Monohull record smashed   
2014 Chicago Grand Slam - Top seeds take the early lead   
Frostad proud to have seven Volvo Ocean Race boats with seven sponsors *Feature   
RC44 World Championship - Bronenosec Sailing Team on form   
Round Britain and Ireland Race - Dongfeng defends third position   
Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind emerges into the sunlight   
Volvo Ocean Race: Round Britain on board Team SCA with the   
Volvo Ocean Race: Round Britain on board Azzam and Team Campos   
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race - Twist of fate on day 5   
Mallorca’s Puerto Portals to host the 2015 TP52 World Championship   


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