All Female Sailing Team

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SAILSara Hastreiter knows tough, once climbing Tanzania?s Mount
Kilimanjaro — the highest free-standing mountain in the world — a week
after recovering from malaria. What she?s doing now may be her biggest
challenge.

Hastreiter is one of 13 female sailors competing for
Team SCA in the Volvo Ocean Race, a nine-month, around-the-world journey
that covers 38,739 nautical miles (71,745 kilometers). The race started
in Alicante, Spain, in October and ends next month in Gothenburg,
Sweden, the last of 11 ports. The lone U.S. stop ended Sunday, when the
six 65-foot sailboats left Newport, Rhode Island, for the 2,800-mile
trip to Lisbon.

In addition to demands brought on by the length
of the race, which is held every three years, participants face heat and
cold, seasickness and the task of building relationships with
teammates. Even with the challenges, Hastreiter, 30, said she?s sad the
finish is drawing closer for Team SCA, the second all-female crew to
compete in the 42-year-old race.

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