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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New Horizons

Thursday, October 1st, 2015 at 2:44pm

The delivery from the UK to Genoa, Italy for Team SCA was my final sail on the Magenta beast. The ten days involved a number of crew changes and pit stops but also some great sailing. With a reduced crew and a relaxed vibe we encountered upwind, bouncy conditions, flat calm, motoring conditions and some great send it downwind conditions. A brilliant summary of what it can be like to sail a Volvo 65. We ...

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Si, andiamo

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 at 3:14pm

Genoa may be famous for Pesto, but it is also one of Europe's largest cities on the Mediterranean coast and the largest seaport in Italy and Team SCA are inbound.

We are departing the UK tomorrow and heading to Genoa to join Team Vestas Wind at the Genoa International Boat Show.

We are a reduced crew with some of the girls doing the delivery and some others joining them to do the Pro Am...

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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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