15 Jan 2012

Camper fifth in latest section of the Volvo ocean race

8:44 am on 15 January 2012

Team New Zealand's yacht Camper has finished fifth in the latest stage of the Volvo ocean race.

The 106 nautical mile Leg 3, Stage 1 sprint from Abu Dhabi up to Sharjah has earnt the New Zealanders two points and they sit seven points behind overall race leader,Telefonica, who finished fourth.

Leg 3, as with Leg 2, is split into two parts to avoid the threat of pirates.

The fleet will be loaded onto a ship in Sharjah and transported to a port in the Indian Ocean.

In around a week they'll resume racing to Sanya in the South China Sea.