Team SCA is the first all female team to compete in The Volvo Ocean Race in 12 years, and we were the only all female team in the 2014-15 competition. This race requires physical and mental strength, there were over 250 applications to join Team SCA and only 15 were chosen to compete, and they competed on an equal level to their male competitors, they raced the same boats, over the same oceans 24/7 for weeks at a time. Our crew are aged between 28 – 42, and come from six nations; USA, UK, Switzerland, Australia, Sweden and the Netherlands.
Our sponsor SCA believes that everyone should have the opportunity to live life to the fullest, and they are committed to creating value for people and nature. To champion these ideals, SCA launched the Amazing Women Everywhere campaign, to celebrate women who have a positive impact on others. As part of this campaign, we are collecting inspiring stories of women from around the world on our the AWE-mosaic
Our project is about inspiring and empowering women from all walks of life, we want to show that women can be, and do amazing things
Meet the SCA Volvo Ocean 65 – For the first time in the history of the race the teams will compete on a one design boat. The Volvo Ocean 65, is a 65 foot long monohull with a canting keel.
The 2014/15 race featured a new boat. For the first time in the history of the race the teams will compete on a one design boat. The Volvo Ocean 65, is a 65 foot long monohull with a canting keel. All sails, and design elements of the boat are fixed, no changes can be made by any team creating an equal playing field among the entries.
This new boat is designed for two editions of the Volvo Ocean Race (14/15 & 17/18)is the brainchild of Farr Yacht Design in the United States, with a consortium of four boatyards taking care of the build process – Green Marine in the United Kingdom, Decision in Switzerland, Multiplast in France and Persico in Italy.
- Hull Length 20.40 m (67 ft)
- Length on deck 19.8 m (65 ft)
- Length overall 21.95 m (72 ft)
- Hull Beam 5.60 m (18.4 ft)
- Max Draft 4.70 m (15.4 ft)
- Boat Weight (empty) 12,500 kg
- Rig Height 30.30 m (99.4 ft)
- Bowsprit Length 2.15 m (7 ft)
- Mainsail Area 151 m2
- Working Headsail Area 135 m2 (permanently hoisted furling jib)
- Upwind Sail Area 451 m2 (Mainsail and Masthead Code 0)
- Downwind Sail Area 550 m2 (Mainsail and A3)