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Camper: From the boat - On our way at last!
By Hanish Hooper,
6:43 PM Sat 12 Nov 2011
Hamish Hooper blogs from on board Camper sailed by Emirates Team NZ: My first thought of the day as I woke was that the overseas voting for the NZ elections had opened. This is great news, elections are so exciting! I love the drama of election night! The trouble is, I’m not really sure how getting voting papers to the Kiwis on board Camper in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean will work? ...[more]
America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ fitting up for the wingsail tests
By Emirates Team NZ,
7:37 PM Fri 11 Nov 2011
Often we hear of the superb job and incredible hours put in by the support and shore teams for the America's Cup and other professional racing teams, but rarely do we get a look behind the shed door to see the teams work their magic. In this series of videos, Emirates Team NZ's boat builder Sean Regan explains some of the repairs and modifications being undertaken on the Emirates Team NZ's SL33s ...[more]
America's Cup: Plenty of upside with innovative Twin Team strategy
By Richard Gladwell,
8:10 PM Thu 3 Nov 2011
Emirates Team NZ and Luna Rossa have announced the first ever formal collaboration between two teams in the America's Cup. The seven campaign competitor will partner with a three time challenger, Luna Rossa to collaborate on design, build and performance within the time frames permitted by the 34th America's Cup Protocol. In short it is very hard to find any downside in this deal for either party ...[more]
America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ test wingsail on Waitemata
By Richard Gladwell, Auckland,NZ ,
2:45 PM Thu 3 Nov 2011
Emirates Team New Zealand today tested a wingsail on one of the two SL33's on the Waitemata Harbour.
The wingsail appeared to be different from the AC45 in profile, and from what could be observed is a two element wing. ...[more]
Volvo Ocean race: Groupama protest Camper Team NZ after Inport Race
7:04 PM Sun 30 Oct 2011
Groupama sailing team's protest against CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand was dismissed after deliberation by the international jury after the first Inport Race in Alicante.
The protest was related to the forestay set-up on CAMPER, which was the subject of an application made to the independent arbitration panel earlier this month. ...[more]
America's Cup World Series: Emirates Team NZ Wingman under arrest
By Rod Davis,
6:50 PM Sat 29 Oct 2011
Emirates Team NZ coach Rod Davis discloses an incident that occurred during the America's Cup World series in Plymouth, England.
Half-way through the Plymouth regatta. I am sitting in the coaches’ office, well the office is a rigging/boat building container where Joe Allen and I fight for space with the shore team, with my back to mid container doors. ...[more]
Emirates Team NZ Camper try All Black training drills - Video
9:14 PM Sat 22 Oct 2011
Ahead of Sunday's Rugby World Cup Final, the crew of Camper, sailed by Emirates Team NZ are putting into practice some of the training techniques they have picked up from sessions with the All Black coaches.
In this video, Tony Rae takes us through some of the key moves during a training session, aboard Camper. ...[more]
Dean Barker: 'We're about winning the America's Cup'
By Michelle Slade,
5:52 AM Tue 18 Oct 2011
Emirates Team NZ's skipper, Dean Barker talks with Michelle Slade on the America's Cup World Series and how Emirates Team NZ is positioned going into the 34th America's Cup. Barker covers where the world's most successful professional sailing team is with its preparations and has a few broadsides for the Defender. ...[more]
Rod Davis: Making Emirates Team NZ's Game Plan for Almeria
By Rod Davis,
7:13 AM Sun 16 Oct 2011
Emirates Team New Zealand's Coach Rod Davis continues his behind the scenes look at the riding instructions for the the team going into the Extreme sailing Series at Almeria, Spain:
Last week I mentioned 'making a game plan' for our Extreme 40 regatta in Almeria, which very soon we are about to start racing. So come with me while we go through this.
It all starts with regatta targets. ...[more]
Emirates Team NZ out of Extreme 40 regatta after serious collision
6:51 AM Sun 16 Oct 2011
Emirates Team New Zealand has withdrawn from the Extreme Sailing Series Almeria regatta, being sailed in Spain, following a collision in the second to last race of Day 4.
The yacht was holed in the port hull and started taking on water forcing the crew to retire from the race. No one was hurt. ...[more]
Emirates Team NZ: Nico’s Blog: A hectic first week in Alicante
By Chris Nicholson,
5:58 AM Fri 7 Oct 2011
Volvo skipper Chris Nicholson updates on the first week of buildup in Alicante: it has been a hectic first week in Alicante. After arriving at the end of our European tour the boat was hauled out immediately and we went straight into our final date with the rules ‘policeman’ in order to get the boat signed-off. Five days later and we are just now getting towards the end of that intense process ...[more]
Emirates Team NZ: Coach's Blog - Up-skilling in the Extreme 40
By Rod Davis,
5:44 AM Fri 7 Oct 2011
Emirates Team NZ's Coach and sailing scribe, Rod Davis writes on the method behind the multi-multihull event racing program being undertaken by the worlds most successful professional sailing team: 'What I should add is that we were not good to ourselves as well. We made way too many mistakes in the lead up to the regatta and on the water. Thus we got beat up pretty good, and it hurts...' ...[more]
Volvo Ocean Race: Camper ready to race now, says Nicholson
6:57 PM Sat 1 Oct 2011
CAMPER skipper Chris Nicholson is so confident in his yacht and crew that he reckons they could start the Volvo Ocean Race today.
'We’ve had some amazingly harsh conditions in our sea trial and not had one complaint. You know whatever the race throws at us we’re fairly well sorted.'
The team have sailed more than 10,800 miles together and Nicholson says their Volvo Open 70 is 99 per cent rac ...[more]
Volvo Ocean Race: Tuna fishing on Camper - Salty's big catch + Video
10:06 AM Sat 1 Oct 2011
Join the crew of Volvo Ocean Race entry, Camper sailed by Emirates Team NZ as multiple round the world racer and America's Cup sailor, Rob Salthouse catches his first ever tuna on the trip to Alicante. Or does he? ...[more]
Dean's Diary: Nothing extreme at Extreme Sailing Series, Nice
By Dean Barker, Plymouth, England ,
11:05 AM Fri 30 Sep 2011
Dean Barker, Emirates Team NZ skipper and Director of Kiwi Yachting Consultants Nexus AB, reports from Nice, France from the Extreme Sailing Series: The second day here in Nice was slightly better for us. We managed to put together some good results and a couple of not so good but all in all much improved on yesterday. ...[more]
America's Cup: Emirates Team NZ launches vibrant social media package
9:42 AM Fri 30 Sep 2011
Emirates Team New Zealand has joined the social media age with the launch of its new blog .... www.etnzblog.com. The team has worked on the project with Dell Computers and Dallas, Texas, based RD2 Inc, an acknowledged international leader in social media development. ...[more]
Dean's Diary: Bad day at the office in Extreme Sailing Series, Nice
By Dean Barker, Plymouth, England ,
6:52 AM Thu 29 Sep 2011
Dean Barker, Emirates Team NZ skipper and Director of Kiwi Yachting Consultants Nexus AB, reports from Nice, France from the Extreme Sailing Series: We are in Nice, France for the 7th Extreme Sailing Series event. After sitting out the last two X40 events due to clashes with the AC45, I was really looking forward to getting back into the racing. ...[more]
Volvo Ocean Race: Camper arrives in Alicante for race start
By Paul Todd, Volvo Ocean Race,
5:19 AM Wed 28 Sep 2011
Emirates Team NZ's entry in the the 2011-12 Volvo Ocean Race, Camper, has arrived at the Volvo Ocean race headquarters in Alicante, Spain ahead of the start of the 2011-12 Volvo Ocean Race.
Photographer, Paul Todd was there to catch the action. ...[more]
Volvo Ocean Race: Camper wraps up a five day stay in Palma
8:13 AM Mon 26 Sep 2011
The Volvo Ocean Race entry, CAMPER sailed by Emirates Team NZ, has been Palma, Spain for a five day stay.
Palma is the European home city for the Round the World race entry, which starts on 5 November in Alicante, Spain. ...[more]
Volvo Ocean Race: Camper arrives in Lorient, France
9:18 PM Sun 18 Sep 2011
Camper, the Volvo Ocean Race entry sailed by Emirates Team New Zealand has arrived in the French port of Lorient as she heads for the race start in Alicante. ...[more]