Team SCA, the first female-only Volvo Ocean Race entry in more than a decade, has added Sara Hastreiter to its team.

Hastreiter, 29, is from Wyoming and discovered her passion for sailing while living in the Caribbean. She has sailed more than 40,000 nautical miles and competed in several international races over the past four years. 

SCA said its choice to develop an all-female Volvo Ocean Race team “is a natural extension of its corporate brand and commitment to innovation, sustainability and female empowerment.”

“Through various Tork and TENA-specific programs, the company hopes to leverage the race as a way to raise visibility and strengthen its connection with its consumers, 80 percent of which globally are women,” a spokesman said.