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Crowds welcome Team SCA home

Published 17th August, 2015 by Neil Nixon

Crowds welcome Team SCA home

After a nine-month round-the-world journey in a 65sq m racing yacht, Team SCA has finally crossed the Volvo Ocean Race finish line. The all-female team, sponsored by Tork manufacturer SCA, finished in sixth place and gained a podium position for coming third in the in-port series.

Thousands of well-wishers lined the dockside in Gothenburg, Sweden to welcome back the teams.

“That was a quick nine months, it just flew by,” said Team SCA crew member Carolijn Brouwer. “Learning the boat, getting to know each other, growing up as a team, as a family - it's an unforgettable journey. I'm proud to be part of Team SCA.”

The race began in Alicante in October 2014 and covered more than 38,000 miles in some of the world's most taxing oceans.

“We are really, really proud of everything we have achieved,” said Team SCA skipper, Sam Davies. “What we have done is huge. Now we are racing against the best in the world and it's an incredible feeling to have progressed this far."

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