VOLVO OCEAN RACE AUCKLAND STOPOVER

Early March saw the arrival of the Volvo Ocean Race fleet into Auckland. This was always going to be a tight stopover but was ade even tighter when the leg from Sanya to Auckland took 2 1/2 days longer than planned. TOG had just 58 hours to complete a long work list on CAMPER with Emirates Team NZ that included touch ups on the front 4m of the hull, touch ups to the keel fin and a complete polish of the hull.

 

Fortunately as this was Camper's home base we had the luxury being inside the Team NZ shed as the weather duing the stopover was not too kind. TOG's entire team worked in shifts to get the job done and Camper was re-launched 2 horus ahead of schedule in preparation of a public and sponsors open day.