Why is Sophie on the outside looking in?:
Meet Sophie Ciszek, one of the stars of the SCA campaign from the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race – the first all-female team to enter the since 2001-02. She’s six foot tall. She can run faster, longer and harder than you. She can almost certainly lift more weight than you.
So why is this young athlete, at the peak of physical fitness and full of motivation, on the verge of quitting the sport altogether?
“The Volvo Ocean Race was a whirlwind of fun – the pinnacle of where I want to be,” she explains. “It was exactly what I wanted to do – to learn. We achieved amazing things, and I learned what it takes to be a pro Volvo Ocean Race athlete. And then, well, it just ende…
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In Pursuit of the Transpac Record:
Countdown to the 49th biennial Transpac is well underway, with a quality fleet preparing for this summer’s classic 2225 nm race from LA to Honolulu.
In all, 63 monohull and multihull entries from 7 countries are now entered, ranging in size from Chris Lemke and Brad Lawson’s Hobie 33 Dark Star to two 100-footers: Comanche, skippered by Ken Read, and Manouch Moshayedi’s Rio100. Once class divisions are decided, there will be three separate starts on July 3, 5 and 6.
The final start will attract the fastest boats, which in 2015 was also two 100-footers: Roy Pat Disney’s and Bob Oatley’s Wild Oats XI and Moshayedi’s Rio 100.
While no records were set, they both…
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