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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Winter Sun

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016 at 5:43pm

Well it is not a holiday. I am neither hitting the slopes or relaxing on a beach. I am heading to the Middle East to go racing. I am delighted to have been asked to return to join the Oman Sail Women’s Team in Sailing Arabia The Tour. I join a formidable group of women and it will be exciting. A new route, some new teams and I suspect some close racing on the blue w...

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Resolutions for 2016

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016 at 4:37pm

So have you all like me been making plans for 2016? Attempting to make this year the biggest and best yet. Setting yourself resolutions and goals, some of which are attainable and some of which we all know will silently drift away and be forgotten. Have you been braving the rain to fulfil the new training regime you have set yourself? Is there an event you have entere...

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A Journey of Change

Thursday, November 26th, 2015 at 10:50am

Getty Images Gallery in London will be exhibiting over 40 stunning images from the Team SCA project from the 3rd - 12th December.

Journey of Change: Women pushing boundaries exhibition will include images taken from onboard Team SCA as they competed in the Volvo Ocean Race but also photographs from the Team SCA Academy that ran in partnership with Getty Images to empower and engage with female ph...

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