SCA announces first American to Volvo Ocean Race team

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SCA has said Sally Barkow will be the first American sailor to join Team SCA, the only all-female crew to compete in the 2014-2015 Volvo Ocean Race. 

Barkow is a former Olympic sailor and Wisconsin native. She joins the international crew of 11 women who will compete in a nine-leg race, which will launch from Alicante, Spain, in October 2014. The team will cover more than 39,000 miles of the world's most challenging oceans and conditions.

There has not been an all-female team for more than a decade. SCA said its team reflects its customer base.

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