28 May 2012

Camper slip to third in Volvo Ocean Race

6:09 am on 28 May 2012

Team New Zealand's Camper is fighting for the lead in what is shaping up to be a key 24 hours in the battle for the latest leg of the Volvo Ocean Race.

The New Zealanders have slipped to third with Abu Dhabi once again taking the lead.

However, with the race at a pivotal point these positions may count for little in in 24 hours' time as the fleet position themselves to be first into fast downwind sailing conditions.

Currently all the boats are battling light headwinds as they sail north above a large high pressure system.