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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Abu Dhabi here we come

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 at 12:02pm

The final day ashore before I jump on board Team SCA and join my team mates for the second leg of the Volvo Ocean Race from Cape Town to Abu Dhabi. It is with nervous anticipation that I join the crew as I am aware it has been some time since I have sailed with them. I am excited and delighted to be racing with them again and looking forward to this tactical and difficult leg ahead.

We will cross t...

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End of Leg One

Friday, November 7th, 2014 at 9:07am

As the final few hours to Leg 1 in the Volvo Ocean Race play out, I await my team mates arrival dockside. I would lie if I said it has been easy to be watching from the sidelines, however it has been interesting to follow the race from a different perspective. 

I am sure the girls on Team SCA will have continued to learn more about our Volvo One Design 65 foot race boats and I will be keen to soa...

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Mentorship opportunity

Thursday, October 30th, 2014 at 11:54am

The Champagne G.H.Mumm Cordon Rouge Club has joined forces with Land Rover and Canada Goose to create a unique and inspiring mentorship competition to support the next generation of adventurers. 


Founded in 2008, The Cordon Rouge Club - an extraordinary Club for exceptional people, comprises a growing membership of some o...

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