We are introducing you to the 30 legends of sailing. Now it is your turn to choose the greatest sailor of all time.
The British sailor, born to a Maltese father in 1973, is the only woman to have completed five round-the-world sailing trips, including three nonstop. In 2004 she took part in the Global Challenge Race (29,000-mile round-the-world crewed race from east to west); in 2006 she made history by becoming the first woman to solo circumnavigate the globe from east to west, against prevailing winds and currents (took 178 days).
Not content, in 2008/09 she took part in the Vendée Globe (nonstop solo round-the-world race) finishing in sixth place overall. The third non-stop round-the-world race was in 2011, when Dee completed the Barcelona World Race. Caffari also took part in the Volvo Ocean Race (the round-the-world crewed stage race) with Team SCA in 2014/15.
Because: Dee Caffari is the first and so far only woman to have traveled the world solo and nonstop in both directions.