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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Happy New Year

Thursday, January 1st, 2015 at 5:52am

Team SCA said an amazing farewell to 2014 with a win in the in-port practise race in Abu Dhabi. We all hope this bodes well for 2015.

The schedule for the next few days has two Pro-Am races today, the In-port race tomorrow, then we start Leg three and head to Sanya in China.

This leg will be stressful as we sail in the tropics just north of the doldrums dealing with unpredictable wind, rain ...

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Festive Greetings

Monday, December 22nd, 2014 at 7:38am

It is from the desert that I am wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I am spending this festive time in Abu Dhabi. Enjoying the warmth of the sunshine for beach games on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day celebrations with a difference out in the desert exploring the sand dunes in a 4x4 and then some camel rides followed by dinner in the Bedouin tent and belly dancing.

Before we kn...

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Abu Dhabi here we come

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 at 12:02pm

The final day ashore before I jump on board Team SCA and join my team mates for the second leg of the Volvo Ocean Race from Cape Town to Abu Dhabi. It is with nervous anticipation that I join the crew as I am aware it has been some time since I have sailed with them. I am excited and delighted to be racing with them again and looking forward to this tactical and difficult leg ahead.

We will cross t...

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