16 Dec 2011

Camper slips to 5th in Volvo Ocean race

6:03 am on 16 December 2011

Changing conditions have resulted in Team New Zealand's boat Camper slipping to 5th, 55 miles from the leader on the second leg of the Volvo Ocean race from Cape Town to Abu Dhabi.

Strong winds and rain squalls have taken over from a low pressure system as the fleet heads east into a high in the Indian Ocean.

The Spainish Team Telefonica heads the fleet.