UK Sailing

Our Resident Mum

Anna-Lena Elled | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK Sport
Anna-Lena Elled

A 24 hour cycle as part of Team SCA is quite unlike anything I have experienced before. Our 24 hours aren't split clearly into day and night like everybody else's - we instead live as part of a constant process, a finely tuned sailing system, which moves in four-hour sprints.

The Simple Things in Life

Anna-Lena Elled | Posted 24.02.2015 | UK Sport
Anna-Lena Elled

It makes you think about how easy it is to let the tap running without really thinking about what a luxury it is. The unlimited access of clean fresh water is probably one of the things I miss most out here. And with that said it´s time to pull myself together and make that evening tea!

The More You Give, The More You Get

Anna-Lena Elled | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Sport
Anna-Lena Elled

This north-south leg from Sanya to the 'city of Sails' in Auckland has so far delivered everything you could hope for, and expect, from the toughest ocean race in the world. Life on board has been pretty much full-on since the start and I'm amazed at how the whole crew accept, handle and deal with every situation that is thrown at them. ..

Passing the Baton

Corinna Halloran | Posted 13.02.2015 | UK Sport
Corinna Halloran

After three exciting legs in the Volo Ocean Race as part of Team SCA, I will be taking a back-seat on the next leg, passing the baton to my colleague Anna-Lena.

My First Leg

Anna-Lena Elled | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK Sport
Anna-Lena Elled

There was no better day for me to start the Volvo Ocean Race. After three legs of watching my team mates race from the shore, I've been itching for my turn to join them on the Volvo 65 - though after going through everything with Corinna (my fellow Onboard Reporter), it was sad to wave goodbye as we left Sanya...

Welcome to Sanya, China!

Corinna Halloran | Posted 19.02.2015 | UK Sport
Corinna Halloran

Sailing to the Eastern world has been a bit surreal. When you're out there, offshore, you're in a bubble--you know you're moving and racing to some place new, but it's not like traveling on an aeroplane. Travel by air takes hours, not weeks, so when you arrive in a new place it's generally not as over whelming.

The Malacca Straits

Corinna Halloran | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Sport
Corinna Halloran

The Malacca Straits are famous as one of the largest areas for shipping in the world--80% of the world's oil travels through the Straits.

Stephen Hull

Robin Knox-Johnston Interview: The World Is Full Of Those Who'd Hate You To Achieve Because They've Done Nothing

HuffingtonPost.com | Stephen Hull | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK

In an exclusive and very personal interview with The Huffington Post UK editor-in-chief Stephen Hull, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston talks about fait...

Morning Coffee

Corinna Halloran | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Sport
Corinna Halloran

Despite a less than comfortable life down below, we're all pretty excited for the next couple of days. Around 2100 tonight we're due to reach the top of Sumatra (finally!) and begin our journey through the Malacca Straits. The Malacca Straits are like a busy marine highway and we have a narrow path to scoot through, which also includes fishing boats and shallow waters.

The Life of Pi

Corinna Halloran | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK Sport
Corinna Halloran

As we sail together across the largest Bay in the world, it is very apparent that no sea is too big to cross and no mountain is too tall to climb--our sense of adventure and our communal love for racing are at the heart of our story.

Day 12 of The Barcelona World Race - Crossing the Equator

Alex Thomson | Posted 16.01.2015 | UK Sport
Alex Thomson

It's another great Tuesday morning for HUGO BOSS and I am celebrating with a beef and potato stew -Freeze Dried!

Gybe-Off

Corinna Halloran | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Corinna Halloran

It's been all eyes on the horizon for the last six days. For some of the boats, such as Team Brunel, Dongfeng, and Azzam, it's been like this the whole race since Alicante. However for us, in all honesty, it feels somewhat new.

The Next Chapter

Corinna Halloran | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK Sport
Corinna Halloran

And so it begins again! Yesterday, Team SCA, plus five other sailboats, set off for the 4,600 mile race to Sanya, China, in leg three of the Volvo Ocean Race. It was a day of mixed emotions including excitement, stress, happiness, and a twinge of sadness...

We Have Arrived

Corinna Halloran | Posted 20.02.2015 | UK Sport
Corinna Halloran

It's a very interesting time here in Abu Dhabi as we break down the leg. The important thing to remember is that this is all a time for the benefit of the team and the race as a whole. So, watch out, Team SCA is coming back on 3 January with a fighting vengeance as we navigate our way through tricky seas to Sanya, China!

Sticking Together

Corinna Halloran | Posted 15.02.2015 | UK Sport
Corinna Halloran

If you've watched any of the Volvo Ocean Race video content (you can find a bunch of ours on the Team SCA website), you'd most likely gather that out here it's 100% carnage 100% of the time. However, this can be a bit deceptive as generally, especially in the last few days, for us it's been far from carnage.

Superbug In Rio Waters Could Put Olympic Athletes At Risk

Huffington Post UK/ AP | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK

Scientists have discovered a 'superbug' in the waters that will be used for Olympic sailing and wind surfing events in Rio 2016. The KPC enzyme, n...

Life at an Angle

Corinna Halloran | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Sport
Corinna Halloran

Life on board is finally beginning to look "normal" again. For the last four days (although it feels like more!) we've been living a flat life. Cooking, changing, sleeping, and eating were all incredibly easy. Yes, it's been excruciatingly hot so life hasn't been that easy, but you are easily spoiled by flat water, no wind conditions.

Boiling Point

Corinna Halloran | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Sport
Corinna Halloran

Despite the sunshine and no wind, it's pretty 'extreme' out here as you attempt to stay healthy in these extreme conditions. Nonetheless, it is vital to stay at 100% as you need your body to be a machine to help get the boat through.

Ran Aground

Corinna Halloran | Posted 08.02.2015 | UK Sport
Corinna Halloran

Frustrated, angry, annoyed, defeated, exhausted, and sunburnt are some of the best ways to describe Team SCA, after sailing for 24 hours with no wind. It seems some people have steam coming out of their ears out of frustration...

Thanksgiving At Sea

Corinna Halloran | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Sport
Corinna Halloran

So it's Thanksgiving, and we're sailing well as a team through incredibly unpredictable wind shifts and patterns. We're sailing hard and fast but the important thing, the thing that keeps us pushing forward strong is that we're sailing as a team.

Warning

Corinna Halloran | Posted 31.01.2015 | UK Sport
Corinna Halloran

Warning: life out here is not for the faint hearted. I'm not going to sugar-coat it: the last few days have been tough - really tough. I'm shocked I have kept my food down, but only with the help of medicine and choosing my editing time wisely--others have not been as lucky

Sibling Rivalry

Corinna Halloran | Posted 24.01.2015 | UK Sport
Corinna Halloran

As Team SCA settle into life on land in Cape Town, and make the most of spending precious 'down time' with family and loved ones, one of the crew has discovered that there's nothing like a bit of sibling rivalry to keep her fearlessly fighting off the competition!

Cape Town

Corinna Halloran | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK Sport
Corinna Halloran

Team SCA has been showing that hard work, team work, and concentration is what we are made of. We especially saw this on Saturday in our InPort race around the harbour, where we were faced with some very shifty wind conditions and tricky manoeuvres but managed to pull off a third place

Incredible!

Corinna Halloran | Posted 17.01.2015 | UK Sport
Corinna Halloran

If we had to sum Leg 1 up in a single word, it would be 'incredible'. In the 27 days between Alicante and Cape Town we really did see a bit of everything. There were good days and bad days; it was up and down, windy and light, sunny and raining. A true test of our abilities as a team, and an amazing way to begin this epic journey.

Live Fearless

Corinna Halloran | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Sport
Corinna Halloran

After a very exciting end to the first leg of the Volvo Ocean Race, Team SCA has finally docked in Cape Town for some much needed 'down time'.