11 Nov 2011

Camper still well back

5:55 am on 11 November 2011

Team New Zealand's entry CAMPER continues to be taught a lesson for making one wrong call on the first leg of the Volvo Ocean race.

After 5 days CAMPER remains in fourth place but is now trailing by 251 miles as some short-term pain is absorbed in an effort to get west and in the best position to benefit from an expected north west front and the steady breeze accompanying it.

Groupama have maintained their strong split from the rest of the fleet and close in by the African coastline has a 175-mile lead over Telefonica.

Skipper Chris Nicholson says that CAMPER is suffering from a wrong call as they entered the Atlantic.

In other race developments, Abu Dhabi having replaced the broken mast has left Alicante and re-joined the competition.