Jen Edney has done amazing things in the Volvo Ocean Race. With this cool article from Outside Online, we crown her this week’s SCOTW

Jen Edney was interning at the Ventura County Star during grad school at the Brooks Institute of Photography when she received an assignment that changed her life. Local 16-year-old Zac Sunderland was preparing for a solo sailing trip around the world—he’d be the youngest person ever to do so if he succeeded. Photographing Sunderland started out as just another daily assignment for the paper, but Edney continued shooting the story for a grad school project. “Soon after,” she says, “my instructors told me to leave school and focus on the story.”
Once she began following Sunderland full-time, there was no turning back: Edney officially considered herself an adventure photojournalist.
In 2017, she became the only female onboard reporter for the 2017–2018 Volvo Ocean Race, one of sailing’s most dangerous competitions, with crews who spend eight months on boats sailing around the world.
We caught up with Edney at the conclusion of the race. Read on.