|Team SCA just after crossing the Leg 8 finish line - source: volvooceanrace.com|
Victory in Lorient! - Volvo Ocean Race, Leg 8 finish in Lorient, France - published 11 Jun 2015: The culmination of over two years of hard work came together today for Team SCA, as they crossed the finish line after 3 days 13 hours 11 minutes and 11 seconds to take their first leg win in Lorient.
Celebration in magenta | Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015: Skipper Sam Davies and her Team SCA crew struck a resounding blow for women’s offshore sailing in the early hours of Thursday morning when they gloriously clinched Leg 8 of the Volvo Ocean Race. The comfortable victory was the first leg win by a female crew in offshore sailing’s toughest challenge since Tracy Edwards’ Maiden clinched two stage wins in Class D of the 1989-90 race, won overall by Sir Peter Blake’s famous Steinlager 2. Behind them, another fairy-tale was unfolding as Team Vestas Wind closed to a second-place finish in their return to the race after six months out following a collision with an Indian Ocean reef on November 29 during Leg 2. Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (Ian Walker/GBR) all but clinched the 12th edition of offshore sailing’s toughest challenge in the early hours of Thursday in Lorient, when a third place in Leg 8 left them with an eight-point lead in the Volvo Ocean Race with one stage to go. (source: volvooceanrace.com)
Volvo Ocean Race, Leg 8 finish order: Team SCA first, Team Vestas Wind second, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing third, MAPFRE fourth, Team Brunel fifth, Team Alvimedica sixth, Dongfeng Race Team seventh.
Volvo Ocean Race schedule:
In-Port Race: Sunday, June 14, 2015
Leg 9 start: Tuesday, June 16, 2015
It's magenta! | Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15
Hours before crossing the finish line to win Leg 8 of the Volvo Ocean Race, Team SCA's shore team isn't about to count their chickens before they hatch, but that isn't keeping the butterflies out of their stomachs as the all-female team leads the fleet to Lorient with a 10nm lead.
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