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VIDEO: blue water man tastes white hot speed


CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand skipper Chris Nicholson had a big day out when he joined the America’s Cup sailing crew on the Big Cat.

Nico’s  more familiar with the long periods of spartan life on board a round-the-world racing yacht, but he admits he could become accustomed to day sailing, especially on board a big cat.

Nicholson holds 24 hour speed record for the last Volvo Ocean Race – a blistering record run of  566nm in leg 8.

The world record record – is 596.6nm, (average speed) 24.85 knots which Ericsson done in the previous race. And that is a world record for monohull.

Join Nico on his big day out.


  1. Shame the video is private and can’t be watched by the hoipolloi.

    Dave - November 16, 2012 at 5:42 pm
  2. Hi,

    I would like to watch the video of ETNZ, Please.


    Peter Sharpe - November 16, 2012 at 7:01 pm
  3. Please show us more video of the boat sailing! was good to see Chris on board but we wanna see the boat!

    Cheers Neil

    Neil Skitt - November 16, 2012 at 9:25 pm
  4. OK, Nico. Time to ditch those Farr one-designer mono hull VOR’s and step up multis! Ha ha.

    dgrogan - November 17, 2012 at 8:20 am
  5. Why race with half a boat?

    Bob Dee - November 17, 2012 at 4:29 pm
  6. that right Nico!!! it is time to jump on the MOD 70

    matt - November 19, 2012 at 12:11 am

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