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Volvo Ocean Race - Camper secure second place overall By Lucy Harwood, 2:09 AM Sun 8 Jul 2012
Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 final In-Port race was held on Saturday 7th July in Galway. Chris Nicholson hailed the spirit and determination of his crew as the curtain came down on Camper with Emirates Team New Zealand’s VOR campaign today. Camper finished second overall in the inshore series after being edged out by Puma in the final In-Port race in Ireland. ...[more]

America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ have a couple of scrapes in Practice By Warren Douglas, 4:32 PM Wed 27 Jun 2012
Competitors in the America’ s Cup World Series Newport Regatta went practice racing today, revelling in the 12-18 knot breeze. Practice starts were followed by three races in great sailing conditions. With a third, second and sixth placing, Skipper Dean Barker was well satisfied with the day’s sailing which followed some intensive training in the few days since arriving at Newport. ...[more]

America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ’s AC72 catamaran arrives at Viaduct By Warren Douglas, 7:26 PM Tue 26 Jun 2012
The build of Emirates Team New Zealand’s AC72 catamaran entered its final phase today with the arrival of the major components at the Team’s Viaduct Harbour base. The hulls, cross beams and other structural elements arrived separately. The shore crew will assemble the components into the 'platform' over the next few weeks. ...[more]

Volvo Ocean race: Camper tries two more hulls in Lorient By Hamish Hooper, 8:44 PM Sat 23 Jun 2012
Multihulls can polarise sailors. It used to be you were either into them or you weren’t. That however is now changing and with multihulls moving into the mainstream they are very much at the forefront of competitive sailing. If France is the spiritual home of multihulls then Lorient must be its beating heart with the likes of Banque Populaire, Groupama 3, and many others based out of the port. ...[more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Setting a speed record of 39kts is not one you want By Chris Nicholson, 8:53 PM Sun 17 Jun 2012
Camper with Emirates Team NZ's skipper Chris Nicholson blogs from Lorient following the finish of Leg 8: The guys are all battered, bruised and absolutely exhausted. But we’re all in one piece, the boat is one piece, we set a new 24 hour distance record for the race and with our second place moved back onto the podium. All in all a good leg and result for the team. ...[more]

America's Cup: Ray Davies works out the Kinks for Emirates Team NZ By ETNZblog.com, 2:16 PM Sat 16 Jun 2012
Emirates Team New Zealand tactician Ray Davies is one of the nicest guys you'll meet on the professional sailing circuit. A veteran Cup campaigner who won the Volvo Ocean Race 10 years ago, he's hungry to claim his first America's Cup for his home team in San Francisco in 2013. ...[more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Camper moves back into third overall and sets record By Thomas Pryor, 8:13 AM Sat 16 Jun 2012
Camper with Emirates Team New Zealand has taken second in Leg 8 of the Volvo Ocean Race after a gritty fight that saw the team battle boat breaking conditions to set a new 24 distance record for this edition of the race, and move back onto the podium with third overall position. ...[more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Amazing high speed and wipe-out videos - Camper By Sail-World, 6:53 PM Fri 15 Jun 2012
Two high speed wipe-outs from on board Camper in the closing stages of Leg 8 of the Volvo Ocean Race. Two high speed wipe-outs from on board Camper in the closing stages of Leg 8 of the Volvo Ocean Race. Plus another on board video of Camper sailing at high speed towards the Low that welcomed the Volvo Ocean race fleet to Lorient ...[more]

Volvo Ocean Race: The red runaway freight express train to Lorient By Hamish Hooper, 9:06 PM Thu 14 Jun 2012
MCM on Camper, Hamish Hooper, whose role on the boat is to handle media and cook, writes of the blast across the Bay of Biscay: Generally I sleep pretty soundly onboard Camper, but last night was definitely an exception. Such was the violet motion back forward, up down, side-to-side and everything in between. As well as the usually rainforest dripping from above. ...[more]

America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ's AC72 expected in mid-June By Warren Douglas, 8:34 PM Wed 30 May 2012
Emirates Team New Zealand will take delivery of its first AC72 catamaran by the middle of next month. The mammoth cat will then be assembled – it will arrive at the base as components - and undergo a rigorous testing regime before an official launch planned for late July. ...[more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Stood up on a date but not for long By Hamish Hooper, 8:50 PM Mon 28 May 2012
Hamish Hooper blogs from on board Camper mid-Atlantic in the Volvo Ocean Race: Like being stood up on a date, the wind we had been expecting all day didn’t arrive- well, until much later in the afternoon. But what’s worse it was like the date ran off with another man- bloody Abu Dhabi! ...[more]

Emirates Team NZ: Only four boats score in in final race in Venice By Warren Douglas, 6:00 AM Mon 21 May 2012
Light winds ruled on the final day of the America’s Cup World Series regatta at Venice. The final fleet race – scheduled to take 35 minutes – took winner Energy 57m25s to complete. The scoreboard will show five yachts did not finish because they ran out of time when they did not finish within 10 minutes of the winner. They get no points for their efforts in what was the most intense race of t ...[more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Of snapping tacklines and abundant dolphins + Videos By Hamish Hooper, 10:05 PM Wed 25 Apr 2012
Hamish Hooper blogs from on board Camper off the Brazilian coast, South America: At the moment my first action of the day is to go up on deck, scan the horizon and play spot the other Volvo boats. It was a satisfying way to start the day seeing Abu Dhabi had shrunk over night and was now around 3 or 4 miles astern of us. See two videos from Camper in this story ...[more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Camper takes second in drama filled inshore race By Thomas Pryor, 6:50 AM Sun 22 Apr 2012
Camper with Emirates Team New Zealand has taken second place in a drama filled Itajai In-Port race. Light and shifty conditions, course changes, and a major tactical error all played a role in today’s up and down race. After a delayed start due to a lack of wind racing got underway in a 15 knot south easterly and heavy rain. ...[more]

AC World Series Naples - Emirates Team NZ 'sailed well, bar two races' By Warren Douglas and Rod Davis, 3:01 AM Mon 16 Apr 2012
On America's Cup World Series Naples final day Emirates Team New Zealand’s good record in the fleet racing championship came to naught. Going in to the start on 52 points with four wins from six races, the massive scoring of the final race (50 points for the win then 30, 20, 20, 15, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6 – compared with 10 for the win during the week) skewed the final result. ...[more]

AC World Series - Day 3 a Black Friday in Naples for Emirates Team NZ By Rod Davis and Warren Douglas, 4:50 AM Sat 14 Apr 2012
At the America’s Cup World Series Naples, a light and fickle off-shore breeze and a difficult seaway left-over from strong winds of previous days, played no favourites on day three. First the wind turned the race programme upside down. Match races between Emirates Team New Zealand and Artemis and Energy Team v Luna Rossa were delayed until after two fleet races were sailed. ...[more]

America's Cup: Two wins: 'A good solid day, not perfect but solid' By Rod Davis and Warren Douglas, 6:46 AM Fri 13 Apr 2012
Emirates Team New Zealand is leading on points after four fleet races at the America’s Cup World Series Naples regatta. Starting the day equal first with Oracle Racing 4, Barker began where he left off yesterday - with a win. The team’s scoreline for Naples reads 8,10,10,10, which translates to 38 points on the regatta leader board, nine ahead of Oracle Racing 4, skippered by James Spithill. ...[more]

America's Cup: The waves were big all right - Naples Day 1 By Rod Davis, 5:06 AM Thu 12 Apr 2012
With one team racing off Cape Horn in the Volvo Ocean Race and another in the America's Cup World series in Naples, weird as it may seem, both had the same weather ...[more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Camper passes the landmark of ocean sailing, at last By Hamish Hooper, 9:46 PM Wed 11 Apr 2012
Finally we have reached and rounded one of the Holy Grails of ocean sailing- Cape Horn… without as much as a glimpse of it. Unfortunately when we rounded it was dark, no moon to even lighten it for a slight sighting. Includes Video ...[more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Camper Blogs from the Horn .. dreamin' of Hooters By Hamish Hooper, 7:33 PM Tue 10 Apr 2012
MCM Hamish Hooper blogs from on board Camper sailed by Emirates Team NZ, as they near Cape Horn By this time tomorrow, all things going well and going to plan we should be around Cape Horn by now… I hope… So far the weather is playing ball nicely with us, but as everyone knows the weather at Cape Horn can be a temperamental beast, so we are doing out best not to upset things. ...[more]

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