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CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand

Spanish footwear brand Camper is collaborating with Emirates Team New Zealand to manage their first Volvo Ocean Race campaign. Principal designer Marcelino Botin and the build team at Cookson Boats will provide the boat and with a number of seasoned round-the-world sailors onboard, this team must rank as one of the favourites.


Visit the team website www.camper.com/en/volvo-ocean-race
  • Roberto "Chuny" Bermudez joins Abu Dhabi Racing Team as a member
    28 Mar 2014
    A reluctant hero

    In my world, you qualify as a champion the minute you sail the Volvo Ocean Race. So if you’re getting ready for your sixth race, you are a sailing hero, a proper legend, one of those names written on…Read more

  • Daryl Wislang buries the bow in a flood of white water onboard CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand during leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, from Itajai, Brazil, to Miami, USA.
    17 Jul 2013
    Wislang crazy about 'awesome' Volvo Ocean 65s

    At the age of 32, Daryl Wislang has already sailed twice around the world in the Volvo Ocean Race and is eager to complete a hat-trick in 2014-15. Crazy? Maybe just a little, but who wouldn't want to…Read more

  • Hamish Hooper, Media Crew Member, CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand. Photographed at the finish of leg 5, in Itajai.
    18 Dec 2012
    Catching up with Hamish Hooper

    After a brilliant but tough Volvo Ocean Race, CAMPER’s award-winning Media Crew Member has rolled straight into the America’s Cup. Yet Hamish Hooper confesses there is not a single day he doesn’t…Read more

  • Everything is alright with Rob Salthouse, now he can see his home country of New Zealand, onboard CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand during leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, from Sanya, China to Auckland, New Zealand.
    7 Dec 2012
    Catching up with Rob Salthouse

    Rob Salthouse's third experience of the Volvo Ocean Race was also the toughest but despite the hardships of a bruising campaign on board CAMPER the 47-year-old New Zealander can't wait for another…Read more

  • Adam Minoprio grinding onboard CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand during leg 1 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, from Alicante, Spain to Cape Town, South Africa.
    21 Sep 2012
    CAMPER's Minoprio makes match race return

    Adam Minoprio is heading back to his roots, with a return to the World Match Racing Tour in next week’s stage of the circuit in Marseille, France.Read more

  • A mock up deck constructed from plywood being used by experts to position deck hardware on the new Volvo 65-feet one design at Multiplast, France.
    11 Sep 2012
    Aussie expertise boosts one-design process

    Chris Nicholson and Neil Cox have played major roles in getting two boats on the start line for the Volvo Ocean Race but their latest assignment breaks new ground even for them, as they apply their…Read more

  • 8 Aug 2012
    Relive our most epic Race yet

    The 2011-12 Volvo Ocean Race will long be remembered as the closest and most exciting in our 39-year history.Read more

  • 30 Jul 2012
    CAMPER highlights: Nicholson finds glory at the final stop

    CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand had a long wait to grab an overdue top place in the podium but their final leg victory watched by tens of thousands in Galway could not have been better timed.Read more

  • 18 Jul 2012
    Magnificent six and their raw-inspiring content

    “What on earth am I doing here” was the question all six Media Crew Members asked at one stage or another as they took on the task of being the race's eyes and ears for the outside world. Read more

  • Nick Burridge, Rob Satlhouse and Adam Minoprio with full aft sail stack and triple head sails ready for the approaching gale winds onboard CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand during leg 8 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, from Lisbon, Portugal to Lorient, France.
    17 Jul 2012
    Let's hear it for the super-subs

    They say one man's misfortune is another man's opportunity, and that certainly was the case for reserve sailors who were given the chance to prove they could step up to challenges as big as the…Read more

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  • Chris Nicholson from Australia: Skipper
Skipper
    Chris Nicholson
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    Chris Nicholson from Australia: Skipper
    Australia
    Chris Nicholson
    Skipper
    Date of Birth: 18/06/1969
    • 3 Previous Volvo Ocean Races
    1. With more than 20 years of professional sailing experience behind him, Chris Nicholson brings a wealth of knowledge to this campaign. His first Volvo Ocean Race appearance was as a watch captain in 2001-02 on Amer Sports One, skippered by Grant Dalton. In 2005-06, he was a watch captain on board Spanish entry Movistar, and was watch captain on PUMA in 2008-09.

      Chris has represented Australia at two Olympics (2000 & 2004) and has won no fewer than six world championships in the 49er and 505 classes.

  • Adam Minoprio
    Onboard Helmsman / Trimmer Read more
    Adam Minoprio from New Zealand - Timmer/Driver
    New Zealand
    Adam Minoprio
    Helmsman / Trimmer
    Date of Birth: 19/06/1985
    1. Optimist National champion for three years in a row before going on to the P-Class and later joining the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron’s Youth Training Programme from 2002-06. Underlined his reputation as a sailor of great potential by winning the 2009 World Match Racing Tour and following that up with the 2010 New Zealand Sailor of the Year award. Making his debut in the Volvo Ocean Race.

  • Andrew McLean
    Onboard Co-Navigator / pitman Read more
    Andrew McLean from New Zealand - Pit/Trimmer
    New Zealand
    Andrew McLean
    Co-Navigator / pitman
    Date of Birth: 09/06/1979
    • 1 Previous Volvo Ocean Races
    1. A mechanical engineer who goes by the nickname Animal, McLean helped Emirates Team New Zealand win the Louis Vuitton Cup in 2007 and had his first Volvo Ocean Race experience on board Green Dragon in 2008-09.

  • Daryl Wislang
    Onboard Helmsman / Bowman Read more
    Daryl Wislang from New Zealand: Bow/Sailmaker
    New Zealand
    Daryl Wislang
    Helmsman / Bowman
    Date of Birth: 20/05/1981
    • 2 Previous Volvo Ocean Races
    1. Wislang started sailing when he was 10 and came through as a sailmaker. He appeared in the Volvo Ocean Race in 2005-06 with Movistar, in the in-port races, and last time out on Telefónica Blue. Wislang had an eventful Leg 1 of the 2011-12 Volvo Ocean Race, diving to the bottom of the boat’s keel to remove a fishing net.

  • Hamish Hooper
    Onboard Media Crew Member Read more
    Hamish Hooper from New Zealand: Media Crew Member
    New Zealand
    Hamish Hooper
    Media Crew Member
    Date of Birth: 18/11/1978
    1. With a background in TV commercials and advertising he has been increasingly involved in sailing television work. This is his first Volvo Ocean Race and he started it with a bang, winning the Inmarsat MCM award for his work on Leg 1 from Alicante to Cape Town..

  • Robert Salthouse
    Onboard Helmsman / Trimmer Read more
    Rob Salthouse from New Zealand: Driver/Trimmer
    New Zealand
    Robert Salthouse
    Helmsman / Trimmer
    Date of Birth: 05/12/1965
    • 2 Previous Volvo Ocean Races
    1. Known as Salty and a sailmaker by trade, he made his Volvo Ocean Race debut back in 2001-02 with Tyco and returned in the last race to help PUMA to second place. In a career stretching over 25 years he has appeared in four America’s Cups, five Admiral’s Cups and eight Sydney Hobart races.

  • Roberto Bermudez de Castro
    Onboard Helmsman / Trimmer Read more
    Roberto Bermudez de Castro from Spain - Driver/Trimmer
    Spain
    Roberto Bermudez de Castro
    Helmsman / Trimmer
    Date of Birth: 01/03/1970
    • 4 Previous Volvo Ocean Races
    1. Chuny’s Volvo Ocean Race experience stretches back to 1993-94 with Galicia ‘93 Pescanova and the affable Spaniard also had stints with Assa Abloy, Brasil 1 and Delta Lloyd. An industrial engineer, he sailed Star class for Spain at the 2004 Olympics (alongside Pablo Arrarte, competing in this race for Telefónica) and has also competed in two America’s Cups.

  • Stuart Bannatyne
    Onboard Co-skipper / Watch Captain Read more
    Stuart Bannatyne from New Zealand: Watch Captain
    New Zealand
    Stuart Bannatyne
    Co-skipper / Watch Captain
    Date of Birth: 20/04/1971
    • 5 Previous Volvo Ocean Races
    1. Bannatyne has been a professional yachtsman for more than 15 years and has broken the 24-hour monohull world speed record on five occasions. The 2009 New Zealand Sailor of the Year holds a unique record in the Volvo Ocean Race, having won it three times in three different classes of boat: NZ Endeavour (maxi ketch) in 1993-94, Illbruck Challenge (Volvo Ocean 60) in 2001-02 and Ericsson 4 in 2008-09 (Volvo Open 70).

  • Tony Rae
    Onboard Helmsman / Trimmer Read more
    Tony Rae from New Zealand: Driver/Trimmer
    New Zealand
    Tony Rae
    Helmsman / Trimmer
    Date of Birth: 26/06/1961
    • 4 Previous Volvo Ocean Races
    1. Rae, nicknamed Trae, has Volvo Ocean Race experience spanning four decades and is back after a gap of 13 years. The 50-year-old Kiwi has won this race twice, on Steinlager 2 in 1989-90 under Peter Blake and NZ Endeavour in 1993-94 with Grant Dalton. His first appearance was even earlier, again with Blake in 1985-86 on Lion New Zealand, and his most recent run-out was with Innovation Kvaerner in 1997-98.

  • Will Oxley
    Onboard Navigator Read more
    Will Oxley from Australia: Navigator
    Australia
    Will Oxley
    Navigator
    Date of Birth: 22/04/1965
    • 1 Previous Volvo Ocean Races
    1. A respected marine biologist who has spent 18 years working on the Great Barrier Reef, Oxley writes a popular blog on the race for the Independent newspaper in Britain. He made his debut in the race with ING Real Estate/Brunel in 2005-06 and was part of the PUMA shore team last time out, providing tactical and weather advice.

  • Mike Pammenter
    Bowman / Boat Captain Read more
    Mike Pammenter from South Africa: Bow/Boat Captain
    South Africa
    Mike Pammenter
    Bowman / Boat Captain
    Date of Birth: 03/11/1983
    • 1 Previous Volvo Ocean Races
    1. Pammenter, helped set a new Round Britain and Ireland record in 2010, had to have his mouth stitched up in Leg 1,  suffering cuts to his face and a broken tooth after being slammed into the rigging by a wave. The economics graduate was also in the wars in his first appearance in the race in 2008-09, having to be evacuated from Telefónica Black with an injured foot shortly after the fleet left Rio de Janeiro.