Women in Sport

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!

BBC Change Their Mind Around No-Women Army Show Policy After Public Outrage

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 19.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Earlier this month, Sophie Radcliffe was rejected from new BBC programme World’s Toughest Army because she is a woman. But thanks to outrage from...

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.

Rachel Moss

Woman Plans Record-Breaking North Pole Trek: 'I'm Not Tall And I Don't Have A Beard'

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Moss | Posted 05.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

With Sport England's This Girl Can campaign winning the hearts of women (and men) around the country, 2015 looks set to be the year women are finally ...

Kickass Adventurer Reportedly Rejected From BBC Show For Being A Woman

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

In the last five years, Sophie Radcliffe has cycled from London to Paris in 24 hours, completed the Three Peak Cycle Challenge and participated in Iro...

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.

Male TV Presenter Asks Female Tennis Star To Twirl, Twitter Brands Him A Sexist Bozo

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 22.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Canadian tennis player Eugenie Bouchard cruised into the third round of the Australian Open on Wednesday, but that wasn't important to one TV presente...

How Do Periods Affect Women In Sport?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Let's face it, periods are annoying. But for some of the world's most talented sports people, getting a period is more than a little bit irritating...

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.

African Footballer Forced To Strip Naked 'To Prove She Was A Woman'

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 14.01.2015 | UK Sport

One of Africa’s top woman footballers has revealed her appalling treatment at the hands of African football authorities. Genoveva Añonma, a sta...

Poorna Bell

Finally, A Fitness Campaign For Real Women That Features Cellulite And 'Jiggles'

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 13.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

There aren't enough women in sport, we already know that much. But we aren't talking about the Jessica Ennis-Hills of this world, or even sport as...

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.

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...

Stephanie Roche, Fifa Goal Of The Year Nominee, On Women's Football And Tokenism

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 11.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Football has long been a man's world. While top male players take home six figures every week and are cheered by millions of fans across the world, fe...

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.