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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The first big step

Friday, July 18th, 2014 at 5:34pm

I know we have been referring to big steps throughout the training but this is race time! That is what makes it feel so different. For the first time three Volvo 65s will line up and race alongside some local boats in the Rubicon Marina Round Canaries Race. Team SCA, Brunel Sailing and Team Campos the most recently announced team in the Volvo Ocean Race will cross the start line tomorrow at midday. It i...

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100 days to go

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014 at 6:07pm

 We have a short break and we will make the most of it. Time is ticking, we are just 100 days before we leave the dock in Alicante for the start of the Volvo Ocean Race. In just a few days we line up for our first race in our VO65 yacht. The Marina Rubicon Round Canary Islands Race will start on 19th July. This 650 mile course will be testing as we negotiate wind shadows in the lee of islands and accele...

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So much going on!

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014 at 1:01pm

After clocking up a lot of miles in a short amount of time, Team SCA and her crew are taking a little time off.

We completed two successful transatlantics that taught us a lot about the boat, racing the boat and also us as a team together in a small space for extended periods of time. We have now had chance to digest all this information and learn from it and now it is time to rest before we head ...

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