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A wave of water hits CAMPER

From speed record to survivial

Hamish Hooper blogs from on board CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand …. Within the blink...

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Fair weather sailing on CAMPER

How do flying fish fly?

Hamish Hooper blogs from on board CAMPER Well well, it was Puma’s turn again to be the focus of our pursuit. We...

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Heading for China and then home...

Leg 3 almost done and dusted..and thoughts turning to home

Hamish Hooper blogs from onboard CAMPER…. Well that’s it Leg 3 almost done and dusted. The guys are...

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Three wise men - Chris Nicholson, Stu Bannatyne and Will Oxley are all concentration

A biltong crime and some full on days ahead

Hamish Hooper blogs from on board CAMPER…. As we were sitting on the stack sailing along last night a...

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Looking to China and some welcome heavy weather

Bring on the rough and tumble

Hamish Hooper blogs from onboard CAMPER Last night we finally got to say goodbye to the Malacca straits as we passed...

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Slow going onboard CAMPER

The Malacca Strait Pinball Machine

Hamish Hooper blogs from onboard CAMPER…. Well I guess it’s plain to see that our shoreline gamble didn’t...

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Mike Pammenter and Tony Rae hard at work stacking equipment on CAMPER

Happy Birthday to our Western Island

Hamish Hooper blogs from onboard CAMPER Australia Day!!! Which in case you were wondering today is the date in 1788...

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Stu Bannatyne driving during Leg 2

Stu’s Blog: A long leg ahead and time for some firsts

First published on nzherald.co.nz Here we are in Abu Dhabi with less than one week to go to the start of Leg 3....

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Keeping a close eye on Telefonica during the final part of leg 2

The final sprint goes down to the wire..

Hamish Hooper blogs from onboard CAMPER As Stu Bannatyne said, ‘How appropriate today is Boxing day...

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CAMPER powering on towards to doldrums

The sticky march towards the doldrums

Hamish Hooper blogs from on-board CAMPER…. And still we race north on starboard tack; gradually the wind direction has...

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The piracy alert message ready to go in case of emergency

Pirates on the horizon

Hamish Hooper blogs from on-board CAMPER…. So as the fleet head north we slowly get closer and closer to the ‘pirate...

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Will Oxley at CAMPER's navigation station

CAMPER’s technological backbone

Our old friend ‘upwind’ has come to play again, so after days of relatively easy and smooth motion down below, it’s...

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Mike Pammenter enjoying some decent breeze and some biltong on the rail on day 7

Out of the trough and dealing with boat crimes….

A momentous day. Finally we managed to break through the ‘Trough of Torture’. It happened within the blink of an eye,...

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Skipper Chris Nicholson and Co-Skipper Stu Bannatyne consider the next steps now that CAMPER has broken out of the weather trough

Break on through to the other side

Finally after a very painful few days we have broken through to the other side of the front that has had us trapped with an...

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Skipper Chris Nicholson steering on day 4

CAMPER’s black-market….

It’s been a slow wet, shifty and frustrating day onboard CAMPER today, not to dissimilar to the past few days as we...

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