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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Spi Ouest France

Sunday, March 27th, 2016 at 7:51am

First day of racing in Europe for the Oman Sail Women’s Team this year. They have three regattas planned racing in a J80 and this regatta being at the start of the season is always the hardest. Tami, Marwa and Ibtisam had forgotten a lot about sailing a J80 so Annemieke Bes and I had two days to help remind them before we joined a fleet of 67 boats all racing on the...

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Hell On High Seas

Thursday, March 17th, 2016 at 11:06am

To sail on a VO65 again is awesome. These opportunities do not come along everyday so I jumped at the chance. The Challenge was to be part of the Sport Relief Challenge of Hell on High Seas where we take six unsuspecting celebrities on a journey offshore from Belfast to London on the Volvo Ocean Race yacht that was Dongfeng.

The cel...

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It is not always as it seems...

Saturday, February 27th, 2016 at 8:03am

The result we received for leg 4 of Sailing Arabia The Tour was TLE, time limit expired, as we did not finish within a certain time after the first boat. We were not alone but even so, it is a tough result that does not let viewers know how well we did the good bits of that leg. We arrived in Sohar after a tough 150 miles of sailing in everything from strong winds, to...

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