Dee Caffari | Motivational Speaker – Sport | UK
Dee Caffari is a British sailor who was the first woman to single-handedly and non-stop sail around the world the “wrong way” against the prevailing winds and currents. Dee Caffari is available to book for a variety of corporate events.
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Dee Caffari MBE is a British sailor, and in February 2009, Caffari set a new record to become the first woman to sail solo, non-stop, around the world in both directions. Dee completed a range of training courses at UKSA (based in Cowes, Isle of Wight) completing her Yachtmaster course and range of ocean qualifications.
Dee Caffari has worked for Formula 1 Sailing, first as a skipper and then as the manager of their fleet of Farr 65s. She has taken part many challenges and races such as the ten month Global Challenge race, in 2004. On 20 November 2005, she set off on her attempt to single-handedly circumnavigate the world against the prevailing winds and currents. She finished on 18 May 2006, at 17:55pm, after 178 days at sea.
On 2 December 2006, she was a runner up for BBC South Sports Personality of the Year. She did win the Tenon Yachtsperson of the Year award. In February 2009 Dee Caffari completed the Vendee Globe race and set a new record becoming the first woman to sail solo, non-stop, around the world in both directions. In June 2009 Dee Caffari set a new record for circumnavigating Britain and Ireland after crossing the Solent finish line on her Open 60 Aviva having beaten the existing record by 17 hours.
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