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.
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A change of scene
Saturday, April 12th, 2014 at 8:35am
With the easter break upon us it is time for Team SCA to enjoy a well earned break. We have been training hard since the squad announcement finishing with a Round the Canaries trip. This trip had light winds forecast and it took us three nights to complete it. The training sail allowed us to spend more time offshore on the boat and test out some food and victualling ahead of our next big trip which is a ...
New Horizons Ahead
Monday, March 17th, 2014 at 6:44pm
Many of you may have wondered what I have been up to this year as I have been a little quiet so far. Well the exciting news today is that I can reveal I am now a member of Team SCA taking part in this year’s Volvo Ocean Race starting in October.
I have been on trial in Puerto Calero, Lanzarote. As one of the last people to come through the trial system I was playing catch up and had a lot of grou...
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...