Saturday, March 24, 2012

CAMPER Cops It On The Bow - Volvo Ocean Race Update

In the last few hours CAMPER has been forced to slow down to assess and repair bow damage sustained after falling heavily off a wave and delaminating a forward structural beam.
Photo: Hamish Hooper/Camper ETNZ/Volvo Ocean Race
The fifth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race from Auckland to Itajai, Brazil, has been a torrid leg for the fleet. CAMPER is currently in 40 knots of wind and large waves.
Photo: Paul Todd/Volvo Ocean Race
“The boat is in no immediate danger and the crew is fine, but with the bow now flexing and the weight of wind we cannot push on as fast as we would like. We are starting on repairs that will allow us to get going as fast as is practical,” said Skipper Chris Nicolson from the yacht.

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