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 gruelling Vendée Globe Race in 2009, crossing the finish line in 6th place out of an original fleet of 30 competitors. In June of the same year, Dee and an all-female crew went on to smash the mono-hull speed record around Britain and Ireland. April 2011 saw Dee complete her third non-stop circumnavigation in the double-handed Barcelona World Race.
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.
news / diary
Friday, February 28th, 2014 at 5:50pm
As an observer to this year's Sailing Arabia The Tour, I wanted to write about what was achieved. It was clear from early on that the event sponsor's team, EFG Bank Monaco, with Sidney Gavignet at the helm was to dominate this year's event. He didn't have it all his own way but there was always going to be a clear winner. The battles took place further down the field. Tu Delft from Ho...
Saturday, February 15th, 2014 at 9:44am
RNLI visit to South West Ireland
Friday, January 24th, 2014 at 10:02am
It is a coast line that I have sailed past many times. Not only in a Fastnet year but also on a Round Britain and Ireland Race too. It has rugged cliffs, weathers the huge impact of all the Atlantic can throw at it and has numerous bays and inlets with beautiful towns and villages nestled away. It is a stunning coastline running from Crosshaven harbour all the way to the Shannon estuary and even in the b...