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Emirates Team NZ: Dalton reflects on a tough but very good year
By Grant Dalton,
10:53 AM Tue 13 Dec 2011
Emirates Team NZ CEO, Grant Dalton, looks back on a busy year for the world's most successful sailing team, now campaigning in the America's Cup, Volvo Round the World race and Extreme 40's ….
I guess this can be a Christmas blog. That means I reflect on the year – the good the bad and the ugly.
Not so sure about the ugly or even the bad; there hasn’t really been too much ...[more]
Emirates Team NZ: Sunburnt number crunchers at last
By Steve Collie, Emirates Team NZ,
9:41 PM Tue 6 Dec 2011
Emirates Team NZ's CFD engineer Steve Collie welcomes the return of sunburn and a little less of the maths. He writes on www.etnzblog.com
Finally some reality. It’s been a long time between drinks. Four and a-half years in fact since AC32 when we were last testing and developing sails on the water. ...[more]
Volvo Ocean Race: Reliability key to victory, says Camper skipper
By Volvo Ocean Race,
9:15 PM Tue 6 Dec 2011
The teams forced to retire from Leg 1 will come out fighting in Leg 2, according to Camper with Emirates Team New Zealand skipper Chris Nicholson, who sees reliability as a bigger factor than ever in the Volvo Ocean Race. 'Just like Formula One each generation is finding ways to go faster and faster and as you push the envelope more something has to give' ...[more]
Volvo Ocean Race: Images of Camper's finish in Cape Town
By Compiled by Sail-World,
7:30 PM Mon 28 Nov 2011
Images from the finish of the first leg of the Volvo Ocean Race, Cape Town, South Africa,for Camper sailed by a crew from Emirates Team New Zealand. ...[more]
Volvo Ocean Race: Camper has a tough finish to Leg 2 + Audio and Video
By Thomas Pryor, Cape Town ,
6:59 AM Mon 28 Nov 2011
Camper with Emirates Team New Zealand has secured second place on Leg one of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, the team arrived into Cape Town on Sunday lunchtime, crossing the finish line at 10:48:04 UTC (27.11.11).
Camper now hold 29 points on the scoreboard as they remain in second place overall two points from the lead. A solid performance in the Cape Town In Port race could mean the potenti ...[more]
Volvo Ocean race: Camper - The final 24 hours + Video
By Lucy Harwood,
11:51 AM Sun 27 Nov 2011
Camper have under 300 miles remaining on Leg 1 of the Volvo Ocean Race.
While second place looks more certain by the hour, the Camper with Emirates Team New Zealand crew will be pleased to hear the news that they posted the biggest distance of the leg so far in the 24 hours from 1755 UTC on Wednesday as they blasted east through the South Atlantic riding a cold front. ...[more]
Volvo Ocean Race: Fast and furious as Camper shows her true colours
By Thomas Pryor,
6:07 AM Sat 26 Nov 2011
Camper, crewed by Emirates Team NZ have been chewing up the miles on its way to Cape Town with the boat reaching speeds of between 25 - 30 knots and reducing the distance to the Leg One finish to 670 miles. Yesterday the boat travelled a staggering 551 miles in 24 hours, against a record of 597nm. Features video and also an audio interview with co-skipper Stu Bannatyne. ...[more]
Volvo Ocean Race: Fishing net gets between Camper and speed record
By Thomas Pryor,
6:41 AM Fri 25 Nov 2011
Camper - Emirates Team NZ report from the South Atlantic with only 1,000nm left to sail to the finish. At the current rate of progress that is just two days sailing! Here's the latest report, video and audio off the boat: At the 1340 UTC report CAMPER showed 550.05 nm of distance sailed in the last 24 hr period, averaging 22.95 kts boatspeed ...[more]
Volvo Ocean Race: Wet, wet, wet - Camper blasts to Cape Town + Video
5:25 AM Thu 24 Nov 2011
Camper-Emirates Team NZ are blasting east towards Cape Town, check out the reality of life on deck with Trae and we catch up with Mike as he heads back into the watch system ...[more]
Volvo Ocean race: Camper crew member suffers injury + Video
By Thomas Pryor,
10:38 AM Tue 22 Nov 2011
Camper's bowman Mike Pammenter has sustained injuries after being thrown into the boat’s shrouds while moving forward to do a sail change. Mike suffered a broken tooth, gash to the face and various bumps and bruises in the fall. He was stabilised immediately by onboard medic Tony Rae (Trae). Includes video of the operation on board Camper ...[more]
Volvo Ocean Race: Camper belts out the miles in the South Atlantic
By Hamish Hooper,
8:45 AM Tue 22 Nov 2011
While a second boat has lost her mast in the Volvo Ocean Race, the crew of Camper, sailed by Emirates Team NZ continue to push on and chip away at the lead enjoyed by the Spanish entry Telefonica, as they head for the first stopover in South Africa.
Here Stu Bannatyne and Chris Nicholson talk about what lies ahead. ...[more]
America's Cup World Series: Emirates Team NZ fights back for lead
By Warren Douglas, www.etnzblog.com ,
7:32 PM Mon 21 Nov 2011
Emirates Team New Zealand retains its overall lead in the America’s Cup World Series at the end of the San Diego regatta.
After three events, combined match and fleet racing points put the team one point ahead of Oracle 4. ...[more]
Volvo Ocean Race:Camper makes small gains and preparing for big breeze
By Thomas Pryor, www.etnzblog.com ,
7:10 PM Mon 21 Nov 2011
On Day 16 of Leg 1 of the Volvo Ocean Race, Camper with Emirates Team New Zealand has made further small gains and is preparing for the heavy weather associated with an imminent southerly front.
The cold front that Camper along with the rest of the fleet expects to pick up in the next few days should deliver robust sailing conditions with winds of more than 30 knots and boat speeds averaging 25 ...[more]
Emirates Team NZ still leads America's Cup World Series pointscore
By Warren Douglas,
2:36 PM Sun 20 Nov 2011
Emirates Team New Zealand has retained its lead in the America’s Cup World Series match racing championship.
After three regattas, Dean Barker, Winston Macfarlane, James Dagg, Ray Davies and Glenn Ashby, with 27 points, have a one-point lead over Oracle 4 (James Spithill). ...[more]
Volvo Ocean Race: Onboard Camper as they play catchup + Video
9:14 PM Sat 19 Nov 2011
The front runners are pushing south in order to hook into the low pressure system that will slingshot them towards Cape Town. But with light winds forecast for the final entry to Cape Town, the chance for compression and the ability for passing opportunities lay on the cards ...[more]
Volvo Ocean Race: Camper crosses the Line + Video
7:34 PM Fri 18 Nov 2011
Camper, sailed by Emirates Team New Zealand, has made it across the Equator in the Volvo Ocean Race. Time for the infamous rituals....
Rotting food, flying fish and cross-dressing sailors have been the order of the day for Camper as they crossed the Equator overnight and observed the centuries old tradition of ‘crossing the line’.
Hamish Hooper and Adam Minoprio cop it.... ...[more]
Rod Davis: Thoughts on San Diego - Before and After
By Rod Davis, San Diego, Calif, USA ,
9:50 PM Tue 15 Nov 2011
Coach, Rod Davis writes for ETNZblog.com on his return to his hometown, San Diego for the America's Cup World Series.
First he reflects on the Port Challenge Series, and in a prior posting he previews the series and presents an interesting statistic ...[more]
Emirates Team NZ: Stu Bannatyne on Leg 1 and approaching the Doldrums
10:58 AM Tue 15 Nov 2011
Camper co-skipper Stu Bannatyne updates us on Day 9 of Leg 1 as Camper eases into the champagne sailing conditions of the trade winds and heads for the warmer weather of the Equator. Currently Camper sailed by Emirates Team NZ is on the fringe of the Doldrums, but hoping to pick a better route through the windless zone, and catch up some of the margin between them and the two front runners ...[more]
Chris Nicholson reflects on a tough first week for Camper
9:37 PM Mon 14 Nov 2011
Camper skipper, Chris Nicholson reflects on the first week of the Volvo Ocean Race and the highs and lows faced by the Emirates Team NZ crewed entry: Well we always knew that this was going to be a tough race and the first week has left this in no doubt. Conditions have been extreme and taken their toll, but at the same time some poor decisions on our behalf have made things even tougher than they ...[more]
Onboard Camper: Come fly with me
By Hamish Hooper, Atlantic Ocean ,
8:18 PM Sun 13 Nov 2011
Onboard CAMPER, I am being reminded each day that it is one less day until we cross the equator. Gee I can’t wait for that! It will be like a stag party but worse- nothing to drink…While on the topic of the equator and the ITCZ and the doldrums here is a very informative take on our position from someone who knows better than anyone: Our trusty Navigator Will Oxley: ...[more]