Excellence - A Team SCA film

Two years ago SCA announced it would enter a boat into the Volvo Ocean Race. They then took another bold move when they decided to enter the race with an all-female team. It’s not the first all-female crew in the history of the race, but this is the first time an all-female team will receive the same support as their male competition - from start to finish.

Why an all-female team? Globally, about 80 percent of the retail products SCA makes are purchased by women. This gives SCA a natural interest in the role of women in the hygiene of millions of families around the world. By entering this team in the Volvo Ocean Race, SCA is highlighting the strength of women in society and the ability of women to take on new challenges — be they at home or at sea.

With nine months to go to the start, Team SCA is in full training mode - both physical and sailing - at their training camp in Lanzarote, Spain.

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Red sky at night, sailor’s delight.
Red sky at morning, sailor take warning
The rhyme is a rule of thumb for weather forecasting, dating back over 2,000 years, based on the reddish glow of the morning or evening sky, caused by haze or clouds related to storms in the region. Due to the rotation of the Earth, storm systems travel from west to east in the mid-latitudesA reddish sunrise, caused by particles suspended in the air, often foreshadows an approaching storm, which will be arriving from the West, within the day. Conversely, a reddish sunset often indicates that a storm system is on the west side (same side as the sunset), travelling away from the viewer. A similar movement is noted all around the world, in both the northern and southern hemisphere. (via rowchygogo)
My advice to the candidates: don’t wait! Go on with your life and your projects to keep training, sailing and telling stories. There are so many great candidates for a limited number of positions, so just keep telling great stories and having adventures. That’s still the best way to win a place on a boat as our Onboard Reporter.
East coasters rejoice, the Volvo Ocean Race to stop at Newport, Rhode Island for first time during the 2014-15 event.

Newport, a popular New England tourist destination, is the sixth Host Port for the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 to be revealed so far. The Race will start in Alicante, Spain and visit Recife in north east Brazil. Later in the Race, the teams will race to Auckland in New Zealand before rounding Cape Horn and making a second Brazilian stop in Itajaí and then heading to Newport.
The Race will finish in the Swedish city of Gothenburg. The remaining stopovers on the 2014-15 route will be revealed over the coming weeks.

East coasters rejoice, the Volvo Ocean Race to stop at Newport, Rhode Island for first time during the 2014-15 event.

Newport, a popular New England tourist destination, is the sixth Host Port for the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 to be revealed so far. The Race will start in Alicante, Spain and visit Recife in north east Brazil. Later in the Race, the teams will race to Auckland in New Zealand before rounding Cape Horn and making a second Brazilian stop in Itajaí and then heading to Newport.

The Race will finish in the Swedish city of Gothenburg. The remaining stopovers on the 2014-15 route will be revealed over the coming weeks.