Volvo Ocean Race: Chat in the Nav Station - Nico and Will Oxley +Video

Mike Pammenter and Chris Nicholson doing a sail change on the bow of CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand on leg 1 of the Volvo Ocean Race to Cape Town.
Hamish Hooper/Camper ETNZ/Volvo Ocean Race©

Join Camper skipper Chris Nicholson in the nav station as he talks with Hamish Hooper about the first night at sea in the Volvo Ocean Race, and their thoughts on the conditions and the Abu Dhabi dismasting.

'I didn't think it was too bad, we only got 40knots' he said. 'But after that comment Stu Bannatyne told me I needed to recalibrate my view of what was bad weather.'

Then navigator, Will Oxley, joins us as Camper gets out to a position 65nm off the Casablanca coast, and they have to make the choice of going west before heading south, or making for the shore off the coast off Morocco, as Franck Cammas is doing on Groupama.

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