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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Summer Camp

Saturday, August 15th, 2015 at 8:42pm

Well nearly all the girls are back together so that the magenta beast can hit the race track once more. Team SCA is competing in the 46th edition of the Fastnet Race with ten of the original thirteen Volvo Ocean Race sailors onboard. We are continuing our development and learning curve by having Martin Stromberg join us in the crew and Aksel Magdahl join with Libby in the navigation department. We ar...

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The time has come...

Monday, August 3rd, 2015 at 2:50pm

The charity, Toe in the Water was set up in 2008 in response to the devastating injuries being suffered by a significant number of servicemen and women at the time, and the long drawn out difficult periods of rehabilitation they were faced with.


From the outset, the charity has been driven by ‘clinical need’ and has always aspired to close once that need had ceased. When...

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The end or just the beginning?

Sunday, June 28th, 2015 at 11:20am

So the final race has finished and we have celebrated the highs and lows of the last nine month race around the world.

It has been a long journey with so many memories and new friends along the way. It will take some time to let it sink in. We are proud of what we have done as Team SCA and are ready to go again. Lets keep the momentum going.

Overall InPort Race results;

Abu Dhabi Ocean ...

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