[Source: Team SCA] A second group of trial candidates for Team SCA, the all-female team in the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, has arrived in Puerto Calero, Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain.
Alicia Ageno (ESP), Sally Barkow (USA), Karin Berg (SWE), Sophie Ciszek (AUS), Robin Hilton (CAN), Justine Metraux (SUI) and Jessica Sweeney (AUS) all arrived at the team’s base over the weekend to begin a ten-day training program.
The group will be taken through their paces under the watchful eyes of Team SCA coaches Magnus Olsson, Brad Jackson, Joca Signorini, Casey Smith and Martin Stromberg, who have been impressed with the quality of the candidates so far.
“We had a good trip down here from the UK with the first group of candidates and the attitude and sailing skills have been high. From a team perspective, although it is early days, the structure, people and strategy that we have put in place seem to be working well,” commented Joca Signorini.
After two days of medical tests, fitness assessments and an introduction to the team’s VO70 training boat, the group will then start a sailing program to give the candidates as wide an experience as possible.
This squad is due to leave Lanzarote at the end of February.