Who is Dee Caffari?

British yachtswoman Dee Caffari is the first woman to have sailed single-handed and non-stop around the world in both directions and the only woman to have sailed non-stop around the world three times.

In 2006 Dee became the first woman to sail solo, non-stop, around the world against the prevailing winds and currents and was awarded an MBE in recognition of her achievement.

Dee successfully completed the solo, non-stop Vendée Globe Race in 2009, crossing the finish line in 6th place out of an original fleet of 30 competitors. April 2011 saw Dee complete her third non-stop circumnavigation in the double-handed Barcelona World Race. In 2014, as part of Team SCA taking part in the Volvo Ocean Race 2014/15, Dee secured the Round Britain and Ireland Speed Record for an all-female crewed monohull of 4 days 21 hrs 39 secs.

Dee is involved with a number of competitive sailing campaigns and continues to showcase her talents in other areas such as TV and radio presenting, motivational speaking and supporting her chosen charities.

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One Year Later

Saturday, May 9th, 2015 at 11:11pm

We have arrived in Newport, Rhode Island, USA. The sun was shining, the fans cheered and it was good to be back. One year ago we arrived here as part of our training and preparation for the race. In that time it is amazing how far we have come. We sail the boat very differently and we have grown as a crew and we are approaching the final few legs of the race, how time flies when you are having fun.  Read More


Sun Sand and Caipirinha

Saturday, April 11th, 2015 at 6:23pm

In contrast to the last three weeks of cold, wet and windy conditions I am now enjoying the warmth of the sun and the refreshing taste of Brazil in the form of a Caipirinha.

Leg 5 was a tough one full of challenges. But Team SCA overcame them all and brought a slightly battered and bruised crew and boat into Intajai in 5th place. Now the shore team are working hard to get the boat in the best shape...

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Back in the South

Thursday, March 12th, 2015 at 6:19am

The Volvo Ocean Race fleet have just been told to sit patiently for another 24 hours in Auckland, New Zealand. Tropical Cyclone Pam is on her way and she looks nasty. We are heading from New Zealand across the Southern Ocean to notorious Cape Horn and then onwards to Itajai, Brazil. This is the leg we all love to hate. This is the leg we all want to do. This is the leg that the Volvo Ocean Race is all a...

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