Australian Volvo Ocean Race skipper Chris Nicholson, sailed the 2011-2012 race as the skipper of the Kiwi entry Camper into second place behind Groupama.
Nico had been working during much of the first half of 2014 to stitch together an entry in the 2014 Volvo Ocean Race.
Late into the game came the world largest wind turbine builder, the Danish Vestas Wind.
The boat had a great start winning the offshore practice race. They, as expected, had a much more difficult time into Cape Town but were mid-fleet off Mauritius in leg two to India, when it all went pear shaped.
Most said ‘Its all over, Red Rover’
But what happened next was in fact the start of another race, to get the blue boat back into the 23014-2015 Volvo Ocean Race.
Now the Team Vestas campaign is almost back on track, its Pearshaped to She’s Apples, at least that is what everyone hopes.