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Team SCA maintain record breaking rhythm

 

 

Team SCA's record breaking rhythm shows no sign of letting up after the all-female team posted a new best time in a training run from their Lanzarote base at Puerto Calero to La Palma Marina.

 

Rick Tomlinson/Team SCA Rick Tomlinson/Team SCA The team, joined on board by several coaches, took on the 218-mile Canary Islands course on Saturday and according to Sam Davies, one of the five sailors already confirmed for the 2014-15 edition, it was a case of mission accomplished.

 

"We set a record from Puerto Calero to La Palma Marina this weekend!" Davies tweeted. "12h10m38s av speed 17.5kt :-)" Sergio Matos, mayor of Santa Cruz de La Palma, was there to welcome them to the island and be the first to congratulate them on a second notable achievement in a matter of weeks.

 

Back in May, Team SCA took victory in the 74-mile Round Lanzarote Race in another record-breaking time – their first real race as a group.

 

"We were clearly the biggest and fastest boat out there but the fact that it was a race brought an extra dimension and we had a goal to achieve," said Carolijn Brouwer of the Netherlands – another confirmed member of the team for 2014-15.

 

Davis added: "It was a fairly big milestone in our preparations and we were lucky to have great conditions, which enabled us to get the race record." The next big target for Team SCA will be the Rolex Fastnet Race in August – the first offshore race for the team.

 

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