6 Mar 2012

camper still well behind on 4th leg

6:06 am on 6 March 2012

The options are running out for Team New Zealand's boat Camper as they close in on Auckland on leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean race.

The split within the fleet is coming to an end with Camper in 4th place, 170 miles from the leader Groupama.

The fleet is now rounding New Caledonia.

A forecast period of light winds could compress the fleet.

Camper skipper Chris Nicolson still feels there are a number of options for navigators between New Caledonia and New Zealand and he says nothing can be taken for granted.