13 Apr 2012

Bumpy conditions test Team New Zealand's Camper

7:11 am on 13 April 2012

Having chosen to pass east of the Falkland Islands on their way to Itajaí, Team New Zealand's Volvo Entry, Camper, is still feeling the wrath of a major low pressure system chasing them from the south, giving them a bumpy ride over the last 24 hours.

Skipper Chris Nicholson said the conditions were a good test for the structural repairs carried out by the shore crew at the Chilean port of Puerto Montt earlier this month and says the boat's holding up well.

Camper has about 1400 nautical miles to run to the finish of Leg five.

The most recent estimated time of their arrival at Itajaí is April 16 when they will score 15 points for fourth place, boosting them back to third overall.