Professional sailor in the Volvo Ocean Race, 10 stops, 40,000 miles.
The Volvo Ocean Race is often described as the longest and toughest professional sporting event in the world; the ultimate test of a team and a human adventure.
Sara Hastreiter competed in the Volvo Ocean Race as a member of Team SCA. Team SCA were 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 450 applications to join Team SCA in which only 13 were chosen to compete. The trials and challenges of making the team were documented in the reality series, “No Ordinary Women”. The all female crew competed on an equal level to their male competitors, racing the same boats, over the same oceans 24/7, for weeks at a time over the 40,000 mile race course.