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CAMPER and MUSTO show off their colours in London

Yesterday, MUSTO unveiled the new foul weather gear for Camper with Emirates Team New Zealand for the Volvo Ocean Race.

Marking its arrival in Europe ahead of the start of the race, the Volvo 70 yacht sailed by London’s historic Tower Bridge on a trip up the Thames, continuing a tradition began by earlier Kiwi entries in the Volvo Ocean Race such as Lion New Zealand and New Zealand Endeavour.

Skipper Chris Nicholson said it was a real honour to bring CAMPER into the heart of London.

“Today effectively marks the beginning of our build-up campaign in Europe ahead of the start of the race on November 5 in Alicante, Spain. It’s a great way to thank our supporters and sponsors while continuing an iconic Kiwi Volvo tradition.”

CAMPER’s time in London was brief and the yacht has already headed back down river bound for France and Spain, where the build-up programme and further race preparation will continue.

Emirates Team New Zealand managing director Grant Dalton, a veteran of seven round-the-world races, was delighted to see CAMPER carrying on the tradition.

“This is a great way to mark CAMPER’s arrival in Europe and the beginning of the final build-up phase prior to the start of the race. I know what a thrill it is to sail through the Tower Bridge and I’m glad that the CAMPER boys could experience it as well.”

CAMPER arrived in the UK in late August after being shipped to Felixstowe from New Zealand by Maersk Lines.

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