Almost a year to the day since the start of the Volvo Ocean Race 2014/15 Team SCA and Team Vestas Wind will once again set sail, this time in a one-on-one series of InPort and ProAm races in the Italian city of Genoa.
From September 30 to October 5 the teams will race daily leading up to the Genoa Boat Show, where they will join a fleet race scheduled during the event.
This is the first time the crew has visited Italy, and the team is looking forward to visiting this famous event. Team SCA crew, Carolijn Brouwer commented: “It was great to have the team back together again for the Fastnet Race, and we were happy with our performance. We look forward to, once again, locking horns with Team Vestas Wind, and meeting many of our Italian supporters at the Genoa Boat Show.”
Anton Albertoni, President of the Show’s organizing body, I Saloni Nautici, is delighted to welcome the two crews to Genoa.
“Those who face such challenges have the ocean at heart and having them in Genoa represents a true celebration of the sea. That’s why we are very happy to welcome the women from Team SCA and the men from Team Vestas Wind. Moreover, the Volvo Ocean 65s have been built and fitted with some of the
best Italian marine technology and the Genoa Boat Show is all about Made in Italy.”
The end of September is also marked by the publication of ‘Journey of Change: Women Pushing Bourndaries’. The book tells the story of Team SCA from its launch in August 2012 to the culmination of the gruelling nine month Volvo Ocean Race. The visually impressive book gives a unique insight into life on board and the challenges the team faced as they took on their global marathon. The book is illustrated with dramatic, engaging images and stories of the crew from the onboard reporters and the crew, combined with the exceptional photography of Rick Tomlinson. The 192-page book is available now for pre-order from Amazon – click here to order