All-Women Team SCA Competing Around the World
Have you heard of Team SCA? Team SCA is the first all-women team to travel and take part in ocean races around the world. They have just traveled for 9 months in a show of strong femininity and perseverance while competing it the toughest ocean races. .
SCA (learn more about them below) announced in 2012 that they “would be committed to bringing women back off the land and into sailing in the world’s toughest ocean race – the Volvo Ocean Race.” There had been a 12-year gap since women had competed in the extreme event. Team SCA's squad was selected from over 250 worldwide applicants. The final 15 range from solo round-the-world sailors and record breakers to Olympians all with one goal: to coax female sailors back to the race.
What is truly amazing about Team SCA's legacy is that in a male driven sport, these women spent 9 grueling months racing to prove that they can not only exist in this sport but they can compete as equals.
On the 11th June 2015 the culmination of over two years of extremely hard work and perseverance paid off for Team SCA, as they crossed the finish line in Lorient, France to take their first leg win of the Volvo Ocean Race. It was a remarkable and historic moment for women as it was first time in 25 years that an all-female team has taken line honors in this, the most extreme of offshore sailing races.
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Read more about Team SCA and the race here: http://www.teamsca.com/
TEAM SCA'S NEXT CHALLENGE
Team SCA’s next challenge is for the the Rolex Fastnet Race which will be happening on August 15, 2015. I bet Team SCA cannot wait to get back racing.
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Good for them. I wish them much success in their journey! How exciting for them.
That and THEY are amazing! I cannot imagine the strength and tenacity it takes to do something like that. Very impressive!
What amazing women! They are such an inspiration and I hope they achieve great success on their journey.
This is how girls do it! We’re strong, determined and can achieve whatever we set our minds to. Team SCA, I join you in celebrating your success and wish you more in your future competitions.
I love that Team SCA is showing the world what women can do! Not only can they exist, they can be serious competition to any team. I’ll be watching for them!
very impressive. such amazing women and very inspiring
Very inspiring women. Strong and determined. They make great role models.
Hurray for team SCA! These are amazing women and I wish them good luck on their journey.
Go team SCA! What a great group of courageous and strong women! It’s cool to see an all-women sailing team. Good luck to them!
It’s only 6 days away now. They must be getting excited (and a bit nervous too). 😉
This sounds like an amazing opportunity for these women. I hope they do well and have fun racing.
This is the first time that I’ve heard of Team SCA. That’s women power right there! It always makes me feel good seeing a bunch of amazing women making it big out there.
Okay. Ocean racing sounds awesome. Seriously. Those women have major guts for doing it!
What an amazing team of women! How great and am sure they will have much success on the high seas!
OMG how amazing!!! That takes a lot of hard work to accomplish!!! How awesome for them!!
Wow, what a great group of women. It’s great to see more women tackling demanding, male dominated sports.