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Volvo Ocean Race- Chris Nicholson explains Camper's situation - Video

by Sail-World on 27 Mar 2012
Skipper Chris Nicholson takes a peek out the hatch onboard Camper Hamish Hooper/Camper ETNZ/Volvo Ocean Race

Camper skipper Chris Nicholson explains the damage and situation facing Camper as they head towards the Chilean port of Puerto Montt to effect repairs, after they have suffered multiple internal structure damage on Leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race.

Camper damaged a safety bulkhead, on the first night of the race, repaired that, only to have it go again when conditions worsened in the Southern Ocean, then the port longitudinal frame let go for part of its length, followed by the starboard longitudinal.

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