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
Wednesday, August 27th, 2014 at 8:15am
The deadline for the teams to be assembled in Alicante for the start of this edition of the Volvo Ocean Race is the 8th September. This is not very far away. The shore team have been working hard at Endeavour Quay to make Team SCA ready to race. Final paint jobs, final finishes, final repairs and we are all set to leave the UK at the weekend and head down to Alicante. This is our last sail before we star...
Saturday, August 16th, 2014 at 9:21pm
The RORC Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race continues for many yachts, some still facing difficult conditions. For a few of us the race has finished and has been full on. Records have been smashed in this edition of the race, I congratulate Oman Sail and the crew onboard the MOD 70 getting a new record by a multihull by just 16 minutes and also Abu Dhabi Racing securing the new monohull record.
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race
Saturday, August 9th, 2014 at 4:49pm
Well it is official as of 1510hrs this afternoon. The race will go anticlockwise. So rather than a tedious upwind battle with the elements and huge sea state we are going to send it fast and furious, this is really exciting news. I am sure records will be broken and some amazing sailing will be had by the fleet.
Team SCA is ready and looking forward to the race. We will line u...