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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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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The final podium

Monday, June 22nd, 2015 at 8:39pm

Gothenburg, Sweden saw the Volvo Ocean Race conclude it offshore legs and the podium places are now all confirmed. This ends 40 000nm of sailing, 10 months away from home and 11 countries visited.  

The final leg of the race started in Lorient, France with a pit stop in The Hague before crossing the finish line in Gothenburg, Sweden and the victory went to Alvimedica. This team dominated the l...

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Pit Stop

Friday, June 19th, 2015 at 10:58am

 The final leg to the finish line in Gothenburg of the Volvo Ocean Race is split into two. The boats have just completed the first half and now they have a pit stop in The Hague, Netherlands. It is a stop with a difference. Nothing can leave the boat and nothing can go on the boat. The crew can leave the boat with only the clothes they are wearing, they are the only ones who can work on the boat if anyt...

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