Friday, 26 August 2011
CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand arrives in Felixstowe, UK. Chloe Purcell/HPUK
by Sophie Luther
CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand skipper Chris Nicholson will have been relieved to see the team's Volvo Open 70 being safely unloaded from a container ship in Felixstowe after its trip from Auckland.
The Lorient stop will see CAMPER make an appearance alongside Volvo Ocean Race rivals Groupama sailing team at their home port.
Nicholson's team are due to reconvene in the next few days for a tour taking in London, Lorient, Palma de Mallorca and Barcelona before their arrival in Alicante ahead of the start of the race on October 29.
The Lorient stop will see them make an appearance alongside Volvo Ocean Race rivals Groupama sailing team at their home port.
CAMPER bid farewell to their own Auckland base back in July. With their arrival in England, all six boats to have declared entry are in European waters.
Team Telefónica are on their way from Lanzarote to their new base in Sanxenxo in northern Spain, Groupama are in Lorient, Team Sanya are at Hamble in England, PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG Propulsion are in Lanzarote and Abu Dhabi are at their base in Cascais outside Lisbon.
Volvo Ocean Race