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CAMPER wins in port race at home

It was a faultless performance from Chris Nicholson and his crew onboard CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand in Auckland for this weekend’s Volvo Ocean Race In Port race.

An elated crew crossed the finish line with an 54 second lead over second placed Puma, speaking onboard a jubilant skipper Chris Nicholson said:

“Is it the monkey off our back? Possibly. The one thing we have said all week, how do we help and thank everyone who supported us since the beginning. It has been a huge week of support and it’s helped. The race was good, we stuck to the plan, we worked hard on it in Sanya, we had Joey and Rod (our coaches) there to help get our heads back in the game. We didn’t prove it then and hope today made up for it.The guys were into it, the whole effort is something to be very proud of. Absolutely we’ve been after this for a long time, it feels like the flick of a switch.”

Auckland In Port Race results

1 CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand (60 min 38 sec)

2 PUMA Ocean Racing powered by Berg (+0.54) 5pts

3 Groupama (1.26) 4pts

4 Team Saya (+2.20)

5 Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (+2.52) 2pts

6 Telefonica (3.27) 1pts

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