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Volvo Ocean Race: Nicho on the lessons thus far for Camper By Chris Nicholson, Abu Dhabi , 10:28 PM Mon 9 Jan 2012
Camper skipper, Chris Nicholson reviews what has been learned so far in the 2011-12 Volvo Ocean Race, and what needs to be done to close the gap on race leader, Telefonica, but also keep their margin on the rest of the fleet. He explains why 'moding' is so important, and how the crews suggest and test potential changes before trying these in the race itself. Clearly the old days of 'try it and see ...[more]

Volvo OR: Final stage of Leg 2 delivers ups and downs for Camper By Thomas Pryor and Sail-World, 6:48 AM Thu 5 Jan 2012
The final part of Leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race, has provided plenty of positives but also a few areas of improvement for Camper with Emirates Team New Zealand. The short 98 mile sprint along the United Arab Emirates coast from Sharjah to Abu Dhabi delivered the promised close quarters sailing spectacle with the entire fleet finishing within minutes ...[more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Unfinished business for Camper on Leg 2 By Thomas Pryor, 5:09 AM Wed 4 Jan 2012
With the final part of Leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race due to kick off in under 24 hours Camper with Emirates Team New Zealand is eying unfinished business after missing out on winners glory to Telefonica by under two minutes in the first stage of the leg. ...[more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Protests fly at Leg 2, Stage 1 Finish By Sail-World, 8:41 AM Tue 27 Dec 2011
Volvo Ocean Race have reported that both Team Telefónica and Camper have lodged protests against each other following the nail biting finish to Leg 2, Stage 1. Camper skipper Chris Nicholson was the first to lodge a protest, which was related to a manoeuvre made within miles of the finish line, where Telefónica claimed victory by less than two minutes. ...[more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Camper's Christmas wish granted + Video By Thomas Pryor, 11:41 AM Sun 25 Dec 2011
n Day 13 of leg two Camper with Emirates Team New Zealand has had the ideal start to Christmas Day at sea and moved into first place, using the Volvo Ocean Race's orthodromic distance calculation method . After a tense Christmas Eve battle with previous leader Telefonica, Camper managed to slip in front and is now heading into a building westerly breeze and towards the Equator Camper is 2 ...[more]

America's Cup: Testing ideas in the real world By Martin McElwee, 10:00 PM Tue 20 Dec 2011
Emirates Team NZ's Martin McElwee, a wing/rigging designer, known universally as Toon, blogs on what’s going on in the wonderful world of wings... Well it's a busy time in the wing/rig department at the moment. Those of you with a keen eye who are out on the water will notice we now have a new red wing for each of our SL33 catamarans. ...[more]

Emirates Team NZ: The Camper onboard Food Exchange trading rules By Hamish Hooper, 2:01 PM Sat 17 Dec 2011
Camper's Media Man, Hamish Hooper reports in on Day 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race from the Indian Ocean, east of South Africa: It’s been a slow wet, shifty and frustrating day onboard Camper today, not to dissimilar to the past few days as we continue to try to break free from the clutches of this trough which won’t let us go…It’s been slow but the guys still work equally as hard ...[more]

Volvo Ocean Race: Sleepless nights and long hours for Camper + Video By Compiled by Sail-World, , 7:05 AM Sat 17 Dec 2011
Camper is seeking a pot of gold to the east, after a week of frustration in boat-breaking conditions on Leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race. The going has been extremely tough in an east-moving low-pressure trough of unstable weather that has battered the fleet, while numerous sail changes and constant manoeuvring has resulted in very little sleep for the exhausted crew ...[more]

America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ trial two wingsails on SL33's By Ben Gladwell, 12:33 PM Fri 16 Dec 2011
Emirates Team NZ was out on the Hauraki Gulf today, trialling with their two SL-33's - with both running wingsails. Sail-World's cameras were on hand to catch the action from various points around the Waitemata Harbour and Viaduct Basin ...[more]

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 By Camper-ETNZ, 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]

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